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The Reduced Shakespeare Company rips Hollywood to pieces at the Kennedy Center.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company rips Hollywood to pieces at the Kennedy Center.

(June 28-July 3) 187 movies in 100 minutes

The Reduced Shakespeare Company condenses 187 films into 100 minutes of farcical shtick in "Completely Hollywood" (abridged). Blockbuster clichés are rolled into comical combinations like Robert DeNiro and Jessica Tandy in Taxi Driving Miss Daisy through Sunday at the Kennedy Center.

(June 27-Aug. 4) Rocking in Fort Reno

The District's annual Fort Reno summer concert series gets underway Monday. Local rock bands make the most pleasant noise possible at Fort Reno Park in Tenleytown every Monday and Thursday evening through early August. Monday it's mostly a punk affair with Washington's Beasts Of No Nation and Railsplitter and the softer pop sounds of Arlington's Valley Tours.

(June 27-July 9) Crafty collection

The Mansion at Strathmore has nearly 200 crafty pieces made by crack contemporary artisans through early July. The Creative Crafts Council exhibition showcases the region's functional and decorative works in glass, clay, metal, wood and more.

Music: "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Deodato


Not My Job: Comedian Carol Burnett Gets Quizzed On Cougars (The Cats, Of Course)

In the 1970s, families would sit down together every Saturday to watch The Carol Burnett Show. The first five seasons of the legendary variety show are now out on DVD.

Time To Pursue The Pawpaw, America's Fleeting Fall Fruit

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that's native to the U.S.

An Evangelical Leader's Changing Views On Gun Ownership

As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, Evangelical Minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

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