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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug 9

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Shark Week comes a touch early to the District.
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Shark Week comes a touch early to the District.

(Aug. 11) Save the Date
D.C. artist Kathryn Cornelius is about to turn 34. She’s unwed, and she’s about to take matters into her own hands. In her case, that means marrying and divorcing seven suitors - both men and women - in one day. You’re invited. And there will be cake. Save the Date explores the life cycle of modern marriage and divorce Saturday from 10 to 5 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Northwest. By marriage number seven, Cornelius hopes to get to the bottom of all the private emotion, public spectacle, social expectation, and state power involved in the ritual.

(Aug. 10) Shark Week
The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week isn’t until next week, but D.C. has a local version if you can’t wait. Ours is a garage rock band with a bluesy surf rock sound. In typical D.C. fashion, Shark Week the band is made up of a reporter, a lawyer, and a hair salon owner. The motley crew celebrates the release of its latest hip-shaking EP with a show Friday night at Montserrat House in Northwest Washington.

Music: “Seen Your Video” by The Replacements

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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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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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