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(April 15) THE EXTRA PLAYER MAKES THEM FAUX The Fab Faux play favorites by The Beatles Friday night at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Northwest. The tribute band covers "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in full before taking on other fan favorites.

(April 16-Sept. 11) IT'S NOT EASY BEIN' GREEN Washington's Textile Museum opens "Green: the Color and the Cause" Saturday. Artists and designers from five continents explore the color as a symbol of nature, rebirth, and environmentalism. And, for the first time, the museum features installations designed specifically for its own spaces, including a sprawling paper sculpture representing the ecosystem of coastal New Jersey and a lace-covered arbor in the Museum's garden.

(April 16) CONSORT CONCERT The Smithsonian Institution's ensemble-in-residence goes green with Time Crunch Saturday evening at the American Art Museum. The time lapsing environmental short film provides visuals as the 21st Century Consort chamber players perform modern classical works.

(April 16) GRASS IS ALWAYS BLUER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POTOMAC If you prefer to go blue this weekend there's the D.C. Bluegrass Festival all day Saturday at Langley High School in McLean.

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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

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