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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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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

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