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Harry Callahan's work is celebrated at the National Gallery of Art.
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Harry Callahan's work is celebrated at the National Gallery of Art.

(Oct. 3-4) Musical chairs

If you love music and are concerned about its future there's a conversation you should probably take part in at Georgetown University today and tomorrow. The Future of Music Policy Summit 2011 brings together musicians, arts advocates, policymakers and industry figures to discuss a couple of critical issues. Mostly, everyone's trying to figure out how to keep the creation and consumption of music rewarding for both musicians and fans in the 21st century.

(Oct. 3-March 4) Harry at 100

The National Gallery of Art is celebrating the centenary of Harry Callahan's birth with an extensive collection through March. Harry Callahan at 100 explores the influential American photographer's work in relation to his family and the places where he lived.

(Oct. 3-28) Of Refuge, Of HomeTexas-born artist Adam Chamy explores his Palestinian roots in Of Refuge, Of Home, showing at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery in Northwest Washington until late October. Chamy focuses on themes of migration and belonging with portraits of his family and installations that feature audio snippets from home videos.

Music: "Packt Like Sardines In A Crushed Tin Box" by Radiohead

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O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely-Seen Work By The Famed Artist

An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.
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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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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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