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Mathew Mann is one of five new fellows at Hamiltonian Gallery.
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Mathew Mann is one of five new fellows at Hamiltonian Gallery.

Uncle Vanya, five new fellows and birds-lots of birds.

(Aug. 16-27) Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is staged at the Kennedy Center through next Saturday. Australian playwright Andrew Upton’s adaptation of the tragicomedy finds the title character struggling to manage a farm as love affairs and unwanted visitors complicate things. Upton’s wife Cate Blanchett stars.

(Aug. 16-Sept. 10) Five new fellows

Hamiltonian Gallery in Northwest Washington welcomes five new Hamiltonian Fellows with an introductory exhibit through September 10th. Visual artists from across the continent present sculpture, photography, paintings and video that tackle topics like racism, pop culture and convention.

(Aug. 16, 18) The Birds are back in town

Silver Spring’s AFI Silver is now in Part III of its Alfred Hitchcock Retrospective. The film center is focusing on the master director’s peak Hollywood output through Labor Day. Tonight and Thursday it’s The Birds. Angry avians invade Bodega Bay, California in the classic 1963 horror film.

Music: “Love Like A Sunset Part I” by Phoenix

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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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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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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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What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Verizon is announcing a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

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