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Annie Turner looks up and celebrates the beauty of roadside infrastructure.
Waverly Street Gallery
Annie Turner looks up and celebrates the beauty of roadside infrastructure.

(July 12) Aspen, Santa Fe, Finland, etc.

Vienna’s Wolf Trap recently commissioned a ballet from a visionary Finnish choreographer and tonight it’s performed for the first time to the music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn by the Santa Fe Ballet.

(July 12-24) Timeless rock

For something a little louder Rock of Ages opens today at Washington’s National Theatre. The musical is set in 1987 on L.A.’s Sunset Strip where a small-town girl meets a city boy with big dreams and bigger hair. They fall in love and everyone sings along to Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon.

(July 12-30) You’ve got to admit, things are getting better

Artist Annie Turner drove around the District and stopped to paint the most fetching roadside infrastructure. She appreciates the geometry of lampposts, telephone wires and metro signs with watercolors in Things Are Looking Up at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda through the end of the month.

(July 12-31) Giant Shadows, Born Guilty and The Wolf in Peter

Washington’s Theatre Lab collaborates with Theater J in Northwest to stage three readings this month. The Born Guilty Cycle explores the drama of living in the shadows of the Holocaust with insight and humor.

Music: “Like a Child” by Junior Boys

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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