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Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey bring all sorts of fun to Baltimore's Patterson Saturday night.
Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey
Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey bring all sorts of fun to Baltimore's Patterson Saturday night.

(July 28-Aug. 7) A rock opera that isn't afraid to hit rock bottom

The last days of a dying rock band are chronicled in Rock Bottom at Northwest Washington's DC Arts Center. The rock opus is set in Amsterdam, where a band called Blood Orphans is attempting to complete the last leg of its tour. The dark comedy sees the band's members through some tough times until early August.

(July 30) Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey

If you'd rather see a band that isn't on the brink there are the eclectic sounds of Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey at Baltimore's Patterson Saturday night. Baptista's Brazilian percussion has helped flesh out the sounds of Paul Simon, David Byrne and Dr. John. With his own band, the veteran musician blends world music with jazz for a singular style that's sure to make you move.

(July 27-Aug. 28) Culture & Clay

The Washington Ceramic Guild presents Cultural Crossings: Culture & Clay at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria for the next month. Time-honored clay-making techniques from Native American tribes to the Far East are shared in the exhibit.

Music: "Anarrie" by Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey

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Where Jokes Go To Die, And Other Observations From Comic John Oliver

According to Oliver, the White House Correspondents' Dinner is not a good room for comedy — but that wouldn't stop him from hosting. His new show, Last Week Tonight, premiers Sunday on HBO.
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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.
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On National Mall, Native Americans Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

Native Americans from across the country are visiting Washington this week to protest the construction of a controversial pipeline in the Midwest.
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Tech Giants Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a lawsuit rather than go to trial on allegations they conspired to stop high-tech workers from leaving one company for another to get a better job.

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