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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.
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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.

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

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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