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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 17

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"Up Close & Too Personal" features a number of realistic colored pencil portraits on acetate. Artist Suzanne Vigil captures moments that most would prefer not to have captured on paper, and tests the boundaries of personal comfort, leaving no blemish behind.
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"Up Close & Too Personal" features a number of realistic colored pencil portraits on acetate. Artist Suzanne Vigil captures moments that most would prefer not to have captured on paper, and tests the boundaries of personal comfort, leaving no blemish behind.

Dec. 17-Jan. 7: "Up Close & Too Personal"

You might be dreaming of a white Christmas, but why not enjoy some color? Now through January 7 you can head to The Art League Gallery to see some surprisingly lifelike colored pencil drawings by D.C. native Suzanne Vigil. "Up Close & Too Personal" features in-your-face portraits that zoom past the subject's comfort zone, revealing every flaw and stray hair.

Dec. 17-Jan. 20: "Color: Bold & Vibrant"

In "Color: Bold & Vibrant," three local abstract artists present a collection of acrylic and oil paintings in a full spectrum of color. The work is up at ArtSpace Herndon through January 20.

Dec. 17-TBD: Dom Pedro aquamarine

How about more than four-and-a-half pounds of sculpted gemstone, glittering from every angle? The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History recently welcomed its latest addition to the Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals. The Dom Pedro is the world's largest cut aquamarine, standing 14 inches tall and weighing in at 10,363 carats.


Music: "Blue Skies/Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Mose Scarlett w/ Margaret Stowe

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Your Turn: Sexual Assault, Nate Parker And More

Director Nate Parker's college rape case is resurfacing and putting off would-be fans of his highly anticipated film "The Birth of a Nation." What do Washingtonians think?

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Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
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Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan And His Visit To Mexico

Donald Trump lays out a plan for immigration after a meeting with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto. An update on the Republican presidential nominee’s proposals on immigration, illegal drugs and trade.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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