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(March 9-12) STRUT YOUR STUFF Howard University's Department of Theatre Arts celebrates the music of the 1930s and 40s Wednesday night through Saturday with "The All Night Strut! A Jumpin' Jivin' Jam!" at the Ira Aldridge Theater in Northwest Washington. The musical production portrays Americans who turned to swing, blues and jazz to escape the realities of the Great Depression and World War II.

(March 9) CZECH CHANGES If you feel like checking out a film Wednesday night, Northwest's Avalon Theatre screens another in its "Lions of Czech Film" series. The 2009 drama "Changes" features four interconnected storylines about people from all walks of life coming to terms with existence in Prague.

(March 9-April 8) TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS Existence in Anacostia is the stuff of "Try a Little Tenderness as Painful as It Seems", showing through early April at Honfleur Gallery in Southeast Washington. Visual artist Ben Skinner employs artifice and unorthodox materials to highlight the unfamiliar features of familiar scenes.

Music: "Salt Peanuts" by Dizzy Gillespie


Logo Channel Dedicates Annual Awards Show To Orlando Victims

On Saturday Logo TV, the largest LGBT-focused network, will honor "trailblazers" in the gay community. In light of the shootings in Orlando, the telecast has taken on a more poignant resonance.

With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?

Tracing The 43-Year History Of The U.K. In The European Union

The U.K. joined the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent. Historian Timothy Garton Ash explains the reasons why, and how the relationship soured.

President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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