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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, November 12

You've got nothing to fear from this origami "American Alligator," except, perhaps, a paper-cut.
Photo provided by the Japan Information and Culture Center
You've got nothing to fear from this origami "American Alligator," except, perhaps, a paper-cut.

Nov. 12-17: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
If you find yourself wishing you could go back to bed this morning, picture taking a nap that lasts 100 years. In Matthew Bourne’s re-imagining of the ballet Sleeping Beauty, Aurora goes to sleep in the early 1900s and snoozes for a century. How will love stand up against a curse and the test of time? You can find out in this tale of good versus evil, which is on stage at The Kennedy Center through Sunday.

Nov. 12-Dec. 23: Origami: A Lifelong Passion
The Embassy of Japan’s Japan Information and Cultural Center is hosting an exhibit of origami artwork provided by New York’s OrigamiUSA. You can see the collection through December 23, and if you want to learn more, including how you can fold your own paper masterpiece, you can attend a guest lecture, demonstration and reception today at noon featuring remarks by modern origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander.

Music: “Sleep Walk” by Santo & Johnny

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Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.
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The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.
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The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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