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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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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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