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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 10

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Israeli world reggae band Zvuloon Dub System is coming to D.C. this week.
Zvuloon Dub System
Israeli world reggae band Zvuloon Dub System is coming to D.C. this week.

June 10-28: The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Lisa Jones hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. She lost an hour while flying to London, and now she wants it back. Her journey to retrieve those missed minutes lands her in a fantastical world where cars fly, bears sing, and violence is not uncommon. But everything is not as it seems in this surreal, dark comedy about living and coping with mental illness. Presented by Theater Alliance, The Wonderful World of Dissocia by Anthony Neilsen is on stage at the Anacostia Playhouse through June 28. The show is recommended for mature audiences.

June 13: Zvuloon Dub System

Ethiopian jazz meets roots, reggae, dub and a hint of funk when Tel Aviv-based band Zvuloon Dub System takes to the stage. Singing in both English and Amharic, the group fuses together Jamaican, Ethiopian and Israeli cultures to form their own style of world music. You can see them at Tropicalia Friday night at 9 p.m.

Music: “Crazy (instrumental)” by Violent Femmes


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.

Did Trump's Speech Thursday Settle The Issue on Conceding If He Loses The Election?

Donald Trump said Thursday that he'll accept the results of the election if he wins, after refusing to pledge to accept the results of the election at Wednesday's debate.

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 retro-fitted with the latest features.

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