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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 3

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The cast of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ethan McSweeny.
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The cast of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Ethan McSweeny.

Jan. 3-13: 23rd Annual DC Jewish Film Festival
The 23rd Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival begins today, running through the 13th. Over the next 11 days, the Washington DC Jewish Community Center will present 55 films at 14 different locations. The works come from 15 countries and include documentaries, dramas, and comedies covering everything from romance to sensitive subjects such as mental illness, divorce, and religious intolerance. The festival kicks off tonight at the United States Navy Memorial with a special screening of Paris Manhattan, a French film about a pharmacist whose obsession with Woody Allen threatens her parents' attempts at match-making.

Jan. 3-6: A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is extending its run of A Midsummer Night's Dream. You can see the classic tale of enchantment and romance at Sidney Harman Hall tonight through Sunday.

Music: "Etno Beat (Club remix)" by Balkan Beat Box

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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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