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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 24, 2012

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In Million Dollar Quartet, rock 'n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins come to life for an historic jam session.
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In Million Dollar Quartet, rock 'n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins come to life for an historic jam session.

Dec. 24-Jan. 13: An Iliad

After Christmas, you can head to Studio Theatre to see An Iliad. Based on Homer's epic poem about the Trojan War, the show presents a theatrical narrative of the gore, heroism and mythology in this age-old tale. Humanity's penchant for violence may never change, but this play won't last forever. Scott Parkinson stars as The Poet in this production through January 13.

Dec. 24-Jan. 6: Million Dollar Quartet

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet is rocking and rolling at The Kennedy Center through January 6. The play is inspired by rock'n roll icons Johnny Cash, Carol Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley, and their 1956 impromptu jam session at Sun Records' studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The musical brings that momentous occasion to life with hit songs such as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Who Do You Love," and many more.

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve at St. John's Church

Oh come all ye faithful, who don't already have plans, to St. John's Church in Lafayette Square for a Christmas Eve celebration that includes caroling, and a Christmas pageant performed by local children.

Music: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by The Bar Music All Star Trio

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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