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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 13

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You hear that? It's Barry Manilow bringing the romance back to D.C.
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You hear that? It's Barry Manilow bringing the romance back to D.C.

(Aug. 16) Edible Poems & Other Literary Foodstuffs

More and more folks have been reading about food lately, so it only makes sense that we have more events devoted to the folks who write all that stuff about food. Northwest Washington's American Women Writers National Museum devotes an afternoon to some of the females behind the food lit this Thursday. Several authors talk about food-related fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

(Aug. 13-26) Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!

Artists with and without disabilities collaborate to present Untitled Me at Alexandria's Target Gallery through late August. The exhibition of local work features portraits of the artists' heroes and self-portraits expressing how the artists envision themselves in their respective ecosystems.

(Aug. 16-17) Wolf Trap meets Copacabana

Speaking of heroes, Barry Manilow plays Woo Trap, I mean Wolf Trap this Thursday and Friday. The legendary pop star and hitmaker promises two back-to-back nights of romantic ballads, reminiscing, and Copacabana.

Music: "Afria Talks To You" by Delicate Steve

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Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

"It is my fate to illuminate the lives of these one-of-a-kind notable women that have been somehow forgotten by history," says Paula McClain. She shines her spotlight on Markham in Circling the Sun.
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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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