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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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Book Review: 'In Praise Of Hatred'

Alan Cheuse reviews the novel In Praise of Hatred, by Khaled Khalifa. The book, which was recently translated to English, features a young Muslim girl in 1980s Syria.
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Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.
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Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'

On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.
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Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows

Some states have enacted so-called Amazon taxes, forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent.

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