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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 9

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Performers call upon the myths of Greek goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone in For That Which Returns.
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Performers call upon the myths of Greek goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone in For That Which Returns.

May 10-11: For That Which Returns
Mother's Day is this Sunday, and while brunch reservations are filling up, your opportunities for entertainment are still wide-open. At 8 p.m. tomorrow night and Saturday you can check out For That Which Returns, a Mother's Day-themed aerial arts performance at Dance Place in Northeast. Washington's Arachne Aerial Arts and Baltimore's In-Flight Theater join forces for this mid-air event, which is set on top of a suspended, steel weathervane. Three women blend their personal stories with references to Greek mythology in this new piece, which explores the connections between mothers, daughters, and the seasons.

May 10-12: red, black & GREEN: a blues
This weekend you can see red, black & GREEN: a blues by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and the Living Word Project at The Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast. The interactive performance blends music, spoken word, film and contemporary dance in a conversation about how urban communities are often left out of the "green" movement.

Music: "Mother" by The Sunset Lounge Orchestra

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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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