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"Ten Centimeter Sun." Matthew Ballard's work is part of Liminal Light at Washington's Project 4 until early June.
"Ten Centimeter Sun." Matthew Ballard's work is part of Liminal Light at Washington's Project 4 until early June.

(May 17-June 11) TRUE BLOOD Washington's Hegira theater company showcases stories of survival and triumph penned by women of color. A new one debuts Tuesday: "In The Blood" tells the story of a single mother and her five children. When times get tough, mom goes in search of the five fathers hoping one will offer help. The play based on "The Scarlet Letter" is staged through mid-June at Northwest Washington's Mead Theatre Lab.

(May 17-June 4) LIMINAL LIGHT Northwest's Project 4 gallery has Liminal Light until early June. Five visual artists explore the gray area between reality and dreamscapes with graphite, ink, smoke and photo collage.

(May 17-28) PLACIDO AND PATRICIA The Washington National Opera's beloved General Director Placido Domingo leaves his post soon, but you still have a chance to appreciate the tenor's legendary pipes. He stars in Gluck's "Iphigénie en Tauride" at the Kennedy Center through the end of May.

(May 18) PRINCIPAL PIANO MAN For some afternoon tunes, Dutch organist Henk de Vries tickles the ivories at Saint Luke Parish in McLean Wednesday at 1. The piano man plays some classics as well as original organ compositions.

Music: "Test Composite 8.0" by Nick Zigler

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.


The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.


Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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