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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 10

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Buraka Som Sistema brings new meaning to "World Music" tonight at U Street Music Hall.
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Buraka Som Sistema brings new meaning to "World Music" tonight at U Street Music Hall.

(Jan. 10) Buraka Som Sistema

The electronic sounds of the Iberian peninsula meet the traditional tribal Kuduro rhythms of Angola tonight at Washington's U Street Music Hall. Portugal's Buraka Som Sistema performs hybrid hip-hop-dance music that seems to embody the term "World Music".

(Jan. 13-15) Rap-Punzel

Hip-hop had a fair amount of influence on Encore Stage's family-friendly production Rap-Punzel showing Friday through Sunday at Spectrum Theatre in Arlington. An innocent girl banished to a tower yearns for a new life until a rapping prince with the power of pun shows up to change her fortunes.

(Jan. 10-29) A timely exhibit if there ever was one...

Have you ever closed your eyes and wondered what post-apocalyptic adventure art would look like? Well, you have a chance to find out this month at Del Ray Artisans gallery in Alexandria. Artist Warriors features dystopian fashion designs and visual art that seem outlandish now, but just you wait...

Music: "Ghostwriter" by RJD2s

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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