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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 10

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Woody Guthrie's centennial is celebrated with the help of his granddaughter at DC's Hill Country Live.
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Woody Guthrie's centennial is celebrated with the help of his granddaughter at DC's Hill Country Live.

(July 12) Cluster & Afro Blue Vocal Band

If you like your live music sans music, Strathmore in North Bethesda has the perfect a cappella performance for you this Saturday night. Italy's [Cluster](http://www.clustervocal.com/ita/tour.php) and Switzerland's The Glue get things started before the [Afro Blue Vocal Band](http://www.afrobluevb.com/) takes the stage to bring the heat. The ten-member jazz ensemble from Howard University packs serious pipes most recently seen on NBC's The Sing Off.

(July 11-Aug. 5) Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

If you like it when your historical theater is really liberal with the facts, you'll really like Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, opening tomorrow at Northwest's Studio Theatre. The irreverent musical portrays the seventh president as a rock star military hottie who became a national hero after the Battle of New Orleans. Tough questions are asked, like "How important is it to be a great leader when you're already hot and popular?"

(July 10) Woody, no Buzz

A legendary American folk musician would have turned 100 this week, and D.C.'s Hill Country Live is taking note. Sarah Lee Guthrie celebrates her grandfather Woody's centennial with the help of friends and fellow musicians tonight in Northwest.

Music: "Hide Behind A Rock" by Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers

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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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Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

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