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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 10

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Dance Theatre of Harlem

May 12: Dance Theatre Of Harlem
After an eight year hiatus, the world renowned Dance Theater of Harlem performs this Sunday at the Murphy Fine Arts Center in Baltimore, starting at 7 p.m. This weekend's performance features artistic direction by Virginia Johnson.

May 10-Aug. 23: Raising Dust
Raising Dust opens today at Carroll Square Gallery in D.C. Five artists express their connection to the ancient medium of clay in this exhibit, which features mixed media and ceramic works. The collection is up through August 23, and there will be an opening reception tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

May 11: The Young Things
Tomorrow night you can see Har Mar Superstar and New York-based band The Young Things perform at DC9. While the former prefers a pop slash contemporary R&B sound, the latter is a modern foursome with a vintage feel. You can check them out at 11:30 p.m.

Music: "Lift off (surf instrumental)" by Rinforzando Dust


Reading Gaol, Where Oscar Wilde Was Imprisoned, Unlocks Its Gates For Art

In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years Reading Gaol. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.

Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.
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The Politics Hour - October 21, 2016

Virginia’s online voter registration will be extended after a system crash. Montgomery County keeps Marriott headquarters local with big incentives. And Washington D.C. dukes it out with Washington state over their shared moniker.


Tesla Has Begun Making All Its New Cars Self-Driving

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, says once the technology is fully enabled, the cars will be able to drive with no human input. Musk says previously built Teslas can't be retrofitted with the latest features.

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