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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 15

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In What Did You Say?, French dancer and choreographer Brahim Bouchelaghem reflects on the experiences and inspirations that molded the man he is today.
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In What Did You Say?, French dancer and choreographer Brahim Bouchelaghem reflects on the experiences and inspirations that molded the man he is today.

May 16-18: The Urban Corps Transatlantic Dance Festival
Alliance Française de Washington, D.C. presents The Urban Corps Transatlantic Dance Festival through Sunday. Tomorrow you can see La Niña de la Casa Azul at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center at 8 p.m. Five Mexican and French dancers pay homage to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in this collaborative performance that blends hip-hop with blues and orchestral music. On Friday you can see What Did You Say? at Gallaudet University starting at 7 p.m. The piece uses dance and spoken word to explore how our histories and personal choices help shape our identities.

May 15: Kenny Wesley
Local musician and self-proclaimed "Soulful Nerd", Kenny Wesley, will be playing songs from his debut album, The Real Thing, at Bohemian Caverns tonight starting at 9. The D.C. resident and Howard University professor combines pop, soul and funk in the full-length album, which you can check out starting today. 

Music: "Do You Realize??" by The Flaming Lips

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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