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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 5

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"Enter the Orchids" demonstrates the bright, vibrant colors used in Jennifer Brewer Stone's oil paintings of tropical flora and fauna.
Photo courtesy of The Art League
"Enter the Orchids" demonstrates the bright, vibrant colors used in Jennifer Brewer Stone's oil paintings of tropical flora and fauna.

Jul. 5-Aug. 9: The Burning of Visibility: From Reality to Dream

You can see a collection of work by French photographer Anne-Lise Large through August 9 at the Art Museum of the Americas F Street Gallery. The Burning of Visibility: From Reality to Dream features work from three series: Lost Angels, Mythology, and Margins. The artist captured the images while travelling around the United States during a three-year, self-imposed study of the "American Dream." The exhibit includes more than 30 portraits of people working toward their own notions of progress.

Jul. 5-Aug. 5: Fantasy of the Real

Objects overlap and colors pop in Fantasy of the Real, a new exhibit of oil paintings by Jennifer Brewer Stone. The artist paints layers of tropical flora and fauna on her canvases, highlighting colorful shapes and textures with her graphic compositions. The exhibit will be on view at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria through August 5.

Music: "Just A Dream (Instrumental)" by Nelly


Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.

The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.

The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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