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A deluge of stunning photography comes to the region for FotoWeek DC
FotoWeek DC
A deluge of stunning photography comes to the region for FotoWeek DC

(Nov. 5-6) Prophets of Funk
New York’s David Dorfman Dance brings Prophets of Funk to the American Dance Institute in Rockville this weekend. The performance pays tribute to the uplifting and groundbreaking grooves of Sly and the Family Stone.

(Nov. 5, 12) DC A Cappella
They may not be as funky, but two a cappella troupes bring plenty of harmony to Georgetown University this Saturday and the next. Georgetown’s co-ed Phantoms and all-female GraceNotes perform oldies, rock, and plenty of pop with several notable guest groups for this year’s DC A Cappella Festival.

(Nov. 5-12) Fotoweek DC
FotoWeek DC gets underway tomorrow. Outstanding photojournalism and fine art from local and word-renowned photographers will be on view across the region in dozens of galleries, museums, and embassies.

(Nov. 6-April 8) In the Tower
Conceptual artist Mel Bochner’s In the Tower opens Sunday at the National Gallery of Art. The exhibition features 43 thesaurus-inspired paintings and drawings that explore the intersections of linguistic and visual interpretations. Expect lots of brightly colored words and exclamation points.

Music: “Funky Drummer (The Original Tambourine Mix)” by James Brown

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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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