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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 13

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Pop singer Charlene Kaye is currently on tour, rocking out to jams from her latest album, Animal Love.
Charlene Kaye
Pop singer Charlene Kaye is currently on tour, rocking out to jams from her latest album, Animal Love.

Dec. 13-16: National Gallery of Art free films
The National Gallery of Art is hosting free film screenings this week, including a 1960s interview with abstract artist Barnett Newman that will show at half past noon today. This Friday and Saturday, the NGA will host a two-day event featuring award-winning projects from this year's International Festival of Films on Art.

Dec. 13-Aug. 11: Nam June Paik: Global Visionary
Nam June Paik is remembered as the father of video art, but in part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Nam June Paik: Global Visionary exhibit, the vessel through which we view film becomes the focus of the artist's work. The installation includes three of Paik's TV Crowns, which he created by reassembling parts from multiple deconstructed television sets.

Dec. 13: Charlene Kaye, Jay Stolar and Dance for the Dying
Tonight you can kick up your coffee with a splash of pop music at Jammin' Java in Vienna. Song-writer and performer Charlene Kaye goes on stage at 8 p.m. with New York-based musician Jay Stolar and D.C. group Dance for the Dying.

Music: "Idiot Box" by Vitamin String Quartet on Tribute to Incubus Vol. 2

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'Weiner' Offers A Riveting, Close-Up View Of A Scandal In Progress

In 2013, a documentary team followed former Congressman Anthony Weiner in his bid to become mayor of New York. When a scandal hit, the cameras kept rolling. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Weiner.
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Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

Huang and his brothers, Evan and Emery, headed to China to reconnect with their culture, to eat lots and lots of food — and to cook. He's documented his travels in his new book, Double Cup Love.
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Two Transportation Bills Are Part Of Maryland Governor's Slate Of Vetoes

Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed five bills, including one concerning a bridge on U.S. 301, and another that would increase oversight of the state's transit agency.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

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