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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

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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