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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 27, 2013

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Pasties and Popcorn will be hosted by Tilted Torch's "femme-cee extraordinaire," Shortstaxx.
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Pasties and Popcorn will be hosted by Tilted Torch's "femme-cee extraordinaire," Shortstaxx.

Jun. 28-Jul. 4: A Band Called Death

Before the Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, heck! Before punk, there was a band called Death. During the early '70s, three brothers from Detroit started making fast and loud rock music, but were shunned by record companies. Nearly three decades later, a dusty demo tape made its way out of the attic and into the hearts of a new, and much younger, fan base. You can see the documentary A Band Called Death through July 4 at AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring.

Jun. 28-29: Capitol Steps @ Ronald Regan Building

Local improv group the Capitol Steps perform at the Ronald Reagan Building tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The political comics will be recording their performance, and your laughs, for the national broadcast of their July 4 radio special.

Jun. 28-29: Pasties & Popcorn

You can start your weekend on a saucy note with Pasties & Popcorn, an evening of risqué films from the DC Shorts' archives and burlesque entertainment by Tilted Torch. The event will be held at VisArts at Rockville tomorrow and Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Music: "Sex and Candy (Rhythm Scholar Instrumental Remix)" by Marcy Playground

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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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