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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 28

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Amy Dychovsky's "Flower Power" is one of the photos included in Dynamic Vision, which also features the work of glass artist Heather Mansfield.
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Amy Dychovsky's "Flower Power" is one of the photos included in Dynamic Vision, which also features the work of glass artist Heather Mansfield.

Feb. 28-Mar. 17: Home
When a young man from rural North Carolina tries to build a life for himself up north, he finds that city life might not be all it's cracked up to be. But through it all, the protagonist in Home never loses his positive spirit. Originally produced by The Negro Ensemble Company, the Tony Award-nominated play by Samm-Art Williams will be presented by Rep Stage through March 17 in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center in Columbia.

Feb. 28-Apr. 7: Process: Photography
Photography is a constantly developing art form. As technology changes, so do the techniques and capabilities of the equipment. Process: Photography opens at the Athenaeum in Alexandria today, and will be up through April 7. The exhibit brings together a number of photographers who use more than 15 different picture-taking devices to varied effect.

Mar. 2-30: Dynamic Vision
Starting this Saturday you can head to Arts in the Village Gallery in Leesburg to see Dynamic Vision, an exhibition of photography and fused glass inspired by nature, color, and contrast.

Music: "My Country (Instrumental)" by Nas

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

Folk music descends on Vienna this weekend. Elsewhere in Virginia, jazz music takes over a performing arts venue. 

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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Wet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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