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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 1, 2015

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Have you ever popped open a bag of potato chips only to be disappointed by the number of crisps in your bag? It's not just you. To avoid raising prices, companies often increase their "nonfunctional slack fill" or the difference between the volume of product and its container. We talk about how food packaging affects your recipe and wallet.

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Environmental Outlook: The Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

A look at the growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

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