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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 20

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You can see Austin and NYC-based musician Jason Blum for free tonight at Hill Country BBQ.
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You can see Austin and NYC-based musician Jason Blum for free tonight at Hill Country BBQ.

Aug. 20-Sept. 1: Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 23rd annual Free For All kicks off today with Much Ado About Nothing at Sidney Harman Hall. The play runs through September 1, and there are several ways to score free tickets, including entering the online lottery, standing in the ticket line, and following the venue on Facebook or Twitter. Directed by Jenny Lord, this production of the comedy is inspired by 1930s Cuba, and features Afro-Cuban music and dance.

Aug. 20: Jason Blum
Musician Jason Blum is playing a free show at Hill Country BBQ in Northwest tonight at 8:30. The roots-Americana artist blends folk, jazz, soul and rock in Radio Dial, his latest album. He says he hopes the record takes listeners on a journey.

Music: “Musica Cubana Instrumental Jazz” by Fania Latin Jazz Party

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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

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