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Old textiles inspire new ones in Sourcing the Museum.
The Textile Museum
Old textiles inspire new ones in Sourcing the Museum.

(March 23-Aug. 19) Sourcing the Museum
Washington’s Textile Museum recently invited eleven artists to browse its collection in search of muses. The result is Sourcing the Museum opening today and showing through mid-August. Historical works are presented alongside the contemporary pieces they inspired.

(March 24-May 12) American Pictures
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and you can see if that holds true with the American Pictures series beginning tomorrow at the American Art Museum. Iconic American images are discussed by eminent American writers, artists, and historians.

(March 24-25) Necessary Weather
A choreographer and a lighting designer inspired each other to create Necessary Weather. The production pushes the boundaries of traditional dance with very little sound and lots of innovative interactions of light and movement. The American Dance Institute stages the acclaimed show Saturday and Sunday in Rockville.

Music: “(Can You) Feel It, Pt. 1” by James Brown

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 24

You can see a creative dance group perform a physical ode to the natural world or check out an indie-soul singer who uses music to pay tribute to her roots.
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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.
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Environmentalists Turn To Campaign Finance Reform To Advance Cause

Frustrated by the lobbying power of oil and gas companies, environmenalists are joining the call for campaign finance reform in Washington.

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FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

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