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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 16

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Today is an especially good day to check out the M.L.K. Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park
Sean Rameswaram
Today is an especially good day to check out the M.L.K. Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park

(Jan. 16) Let Freedom Ring!

If you haven't already been, there couldn't be a better day to check out the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park just south of the National Mall. If you've already spent some time with Lei Yixin's towering sculpture The Kennedy Center has a celebration of Dr. King's life this evening. Let Freedom Ring brings vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin and Washington's Let Freedom Ring Choir together for a tribute performance and a recognition of King's former aide and attorney Clarence Jones, who helped draft the "I Have a Dream" speech.

(Jan. 16-28) A Haitian Landscape

Two photographers depict everyday life in Haiti after the disastrous 2010 earthquake in Reverb + Echo: A Haitian Landscape, showing through the end of the month at Studio Gallery in Northwest Washington. Keith Lane presents quiet scenes in his photos and Jenna Crowder interprets his images in her prints with saturated colors, drawing and typography.

Music: "With Or Without You" by 2Cellos

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 23

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Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.
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McDonnell Legal Defense Fund Has Raised $150,000 This Year

The legal defense fund for Bob and Maureen McDonnell has raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter this year, including several thousand from former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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