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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...

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Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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