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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 27

With her new CD, Lea Morris hopes to "make the world a little sweeter, one song at a time."
Lea Morris
With her new CD, Lea Morris hopes to "make the world a little sweeter, one song at a time."

Nov. 27: Lea Morris focus concert
Every day is a great day to feel fine, according to local musician Lea Morris. Morris' new CD "Promise" pays homage to the diverse musical styles and worldviews she learned from her musician parents. Her songs offer a blend of folk and jazz that you can hear for yourself tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, which will host a Focus concert at 8 p.m. in celebration of the artist's new work.

Nov. 26-27: Skeleton$, Zs, Les Rhinocéros, and DJ Sean Peoples
New York-based music project Skeleton$ and noise-jazz experimental group Zs are playing tonight at U Street Music Hall starting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 27: In Free Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra
For a more traditional experience, you can hear the National Symphony Orchestra for free tonight, as organist William Neil breaks in The Kennedy Center's new Rubenstein Family Organ. The public debut of the new instrument begins at 6 p.m. at a free concert.

Music: "Latin Note" by St. Germain

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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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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Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

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