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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 14

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Mary T. & Lizzy K. tells the story of two women from drastically different backgrounds who became close friends.
Illustration by Jody Hewgill, courtesy of Arena Stage
Mary T. & Lizzy K. tells the story of two women from drastically different backgrounds who became close friends.

Mar. 15-Apr. 28: Mary T. & Lizzy K.

The world premiere of Mary T. & Lizzy K. opens tomorrow at Arena Stage in Southwest D.C. Written and directed by Tazewell Thompson, the play chronicles the unlikely bond that formed between First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth Keckly, a talented woman who bought her way out of slavery. The drama about friendship, love, loss and promises is the first installment in Arena Stage's American President's Project. The show runs through April 28.

Mar. 14-23: 2013 International Glass + Clay

You can see a collection of work by British and local artists at the 2013 International Glass + Clay exhibit at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Northwest D.C. The group show features a diverse array of sculpture, ceramic objects, glass panels and more, and will be on display through March 23.

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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous '90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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