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‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 2

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Karin Abromaitis incorporates found objects into her ceramic works at Bethesda's Waverly Street Gallery.
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Karin Abromaitis incorporates found objects into her ceramic works at Bethesda's Waverly Street Gallery.

(Jan. 4-Feb. 12) Time Stands Still

Happy 2012! If you’re looking to kick off the new year with something… new Time Stands Still opens Wednesday at Northwest Washington’s Studio Theatre. The timely drama by Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Donald Margulies follows an injured photojournalist returning from Iraq as she realizes many of the images in her head cannot be erased. The heroine is forced to confront her past as well as some relationship drama through mid-February.

(Jan. 3-Feb. 4) Memories

If you’re all about looking back Bethesda’s Waverly Street Gallery opens Memories tomorrow. The collection mostly features ceramic bowls by local artist Karin Abromaitis who incorporates metal and found objects into her works. Some of them are dressed up formally in black and white; others lean on the casual side with warmer colors.

Music: “The New Year” by Death Cab For Cutie

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Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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