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The DC Listening Lounge presents all sorts of sounds at the Goethe-Institut Saturday.
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The DC Listening Lounge presents all sorts of sounds at the Goethe-Institut Saturday.

(July 28) Five siblings, fifty fingers and a National Symphony Orchestra

Fifty fingers tickle the ivories tonight at Vienna's Wolf Trap. The 5 Browns are five Julliard-schooled siblings who make works by Mozart, Gershwin and Poulenc their own. They get some help from the National Symphony Orchestra.

(July 28-Sept. 11) Familiar scenes

Artisphere in Arlington opens Photo 11 today. The exhibit features exemplary images captured by talent from all over the Mid-Atlantic region, so you're likely to see some familiar scenes.

(July 30) Familiar sounds

For some familiar sounds there's D.C. SoundScene 2011 Saturday at Northwest Washington's Goethe-Institut. A gang of local radio producers and sound-makers known as The DC Listening Lounge presents an evening of interactive sound appreciation. Expect live music from local ambient acts, private listening stations with sounds from the natural world and more experimental stuff like a "sound jungle" of falling Slinkys.

Music: "Surgeon" by St. Vincent


'American Horror Story' Returns, With Twists, Thrills And A Chilling Lady Gaga

FX's American Horror Story returns for season five this week. TV critic David Bianculli says this season, which is set in a lavish old hotel, is "the most visually arresting and twisted one yet."

For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To Home

Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

Supreme Court To Lawyers: Hold Your Own Place In Line

Rich lobbyists, lawyers, and contractors will no longer be able to pay someone to hold a place in line so to get a much-in-demand seat at a Supreme Court argument or a congressional hearing.
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Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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