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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 13

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Looking for something to celebrate this weekend? How about Yuri Gagarin's journey into outer space?
Artisphere
Looking for something to celebrate this weekend? How about Yuri Gagarin's journey into outer space?

(April 14) The lasting legacy of Yuri Gagarin
If you’re looking to celebrate something, anything this weekend, Artisphere in Arlington hosts Yuri’s Night all night Saturday. The event marks the 51st anniversary of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historic voyage into outer space. Dozens of artists, performers, and musicians collaborate to bring you visual art, burlesque performances, a spooky science-fiction stage show, and a lunar dance party.

(April 13-15) Creating the Magic
An earthly dance party is performed all weekend at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The Washington area’s CityDance Ensemble presents Creating the Magic, a show of innovative student works and Brazilian-inspired pieces.

(April 13-14) Affirmations for a New World
For some distinctly American sounds, D.C.’s Sweet Honey in the Rock teams up with the NSO Pops tonight and tomorrow night at the Kennedy Center. The female a cappella group makes its mark on classic compositions by Bernstein and Ellington, and premieres a commissioned piece by the Berklee College of Music’s Bill Banfield

Music: “Moon and Stars (Remix Instrumental)” by Clams Casino

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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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