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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 22

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Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is still recovering from a traumatic brain injury she received after being shot in the head in 2011. She is just one of the TBI survivors depicted in Eliette Markbein's charcoal portraits.
 
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  Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is still recovering from a traumatic brain injury she received after being shot in the head in 2011. She is just one of the TBI survivors depicted in Eliette Markbein's charcoal portraits.  

Aug. 23-Oct. 9: WHACK'ed...then everything was different
In 2004, Eliette Markbein’s life changed forever when she was struck by a speeding car while riding her bike. The damage to her brain and spine caused impaired speech and memory loss, but during her recovery, Markbein discovered that art helped focus her mind and ease her pain. The exhibit WHACK'ed...then everything was different opens tomorrow and will be on view through October 9 at the University of Maryland’s Health Sciences & Human Services Library. The collection features cut-up then reassembled portraits of other traumatic brain injury survivors.

Aug. 23-25: I <3 Hummels
I <3 Hummels returns to the stage tomorrow for a brief, three-day run at Studio 1469 in Northwest. The LiveArtDC production centers on a kind-hearted, but socially awkward Hummel Figurine collector. When the 30-year-old virgin is set up on a blind date, he seeks advice from an unexpected confidante. You can see the free performance through Sunday.

Music: “Where Is My Mind?” by Vitamin String Quartet

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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