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The Love Parade is a project of Fluid Movement, a group that participates in Baltimore's Transmodern Festival.
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The Love Parade is a project of Fluid Movement, a group that participates in Baltimore's Transmodern Festival.

(April 27-May 22) THE POLITICS OF FARRAGUT NORTH Farragut North opens Wednesday night at Olney Theater in Montgomery Country. Set in Iowa during primary season, Beau Willimon's acclaimed off-Broadway production follows an ambitious press secretary during his rude political awakening. The play is loosely based on Howard Dean's 2004 campaign. It's at Olney through May 22.

(April 27) THE SWEATER SET AT STRATHMORE D.C.'s The Sweater Set honed its skills singing in a church choir. The duo branched out to add ukuleles and glockenspiels to its repertoire, but rich vocal harmonies remain a part of the act. You can take in pop-folk about perils in courtship, lust, and heartbreak Wednesday night at the Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda.

(April 28-May 1) THE TRANSMODERNISTS Baltimore's Transmodern Festival celebrates its eighth year of avant art Thursday through Sunday at the Maryland Art Place, the H & H Building, and a number of other venues throughout the city. One hundred fifty experimental artists from across the country present funny, provocative, and intentionally confounding works of sound, film, installation art and performance.

Music: "Dead Bodies" by Air

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Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission...and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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A Primary Challenge For A Top Arlington County Democrat

Could bipartisanship be the ouster of Arlington County's board chair?

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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