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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

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.

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Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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