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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, March 19

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Artists tackle limited space by downsizing their work in Tight Fit.
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Artists tackle limited space by downsizing their work in Tight Fit.

(March 19-April 15) Into the Sondheim

You can spend some time in the fantastical forests of the Brothers Grimm through mid-April at Baltimore's Center Stage. Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods brings characters from Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel together to find adventure and their way home before it gets dark.

(March 19-28) Tight Fit

For some adventure in smaller spaces Dunes Gallery in Northwest has Tight Fit through March 28th. Several District-based artists comment on urban life in limited space with small-scale paintings that wouldn't look out of place on the walls of a studio apartment.

(March 21-24) Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

It isn't easy making it in the music business under regular circumstances, but if you add elements like segregation, clashing egos, and a bitterly cold Chicago winter you're really facing an uphill battle. That's the case in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, showing Wednesday through Saturday at Georgetown University's Davis Performing Arts Center. August Wilson's play explores the unrelenting realities facing an African-American blues musician in 1927.

Music: "Cowgirl" by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

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