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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 12, 2012

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The San Francisco Ballet comes back to The Kennedy Center for the first time since 2008 with a mixed repertory program and performances of Romeo & Juliet.
San Francisco Ballet
The San Francisco Ballet comes back to The Kennedy Center for the first time since 2008 with a mixed repertory program and performances of Romeo & Juliet.

Nov. 12-Dec. 21: Losing Something You Never Had

Artist Benjamin Bellas never got the chance to meet his uncle. The man was lost at sea during the Vietnam War, and years later his name was accidentally omitted from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Losing Something You Never Had includes sculptures, videos, artifacts and photos that relate to the fallen soldier. By displaying his uncle's personal effects and documents related to his disappearance, Bellas explores the topics of loss, absence, and searching. You can view Losing Something You Never Had at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery through December 21.

Nov. 13-18: Romeo & Juliet

Is it better to have loved and lost or never to have loved at all? The San Francisco Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center tomorrow night with a mixed repertory program. The company opens Romeo & Juliet on Thursday, with performances running through Sunday. The classic story of love, loss and loyalty features choreography by Helgi Tomasson and music by Sergei Prokofiev.

Music: "I Miss You" by Webbie feat. Letoya Luckett

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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