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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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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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