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Metro To Hold Auditions For Station Performers

Performing for Metro commuters is only an audition away.
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Performing for Metro commuters is only an audition away.

Ever dream of singing or strumming in front of thousands of daily commuters? Here's a chance.

Metro is hosting auditions for its MetroPerforms! program this evening, allowing the more artistically inclined among us to try and convince transit officials that they should be given a chance to perform at station entrances between June and September.

Auditions will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Metro headquarters (600 Fifth Street NW); fill out an application ahead of time by going here.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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