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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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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "
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America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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