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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 20

(Clockwise from top) Katie Murphy, Kimberly Gilbert, Erin White and Eleni Grove rehearse a scene for Enter Ophelia, distracted.
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(Clockwise from top) Katie Murphy, Kimberly Gilbert, Erin White and Eleni Grove rehearse a scene for Enter Ophelia, distracted.

June 20-28: Enter Ophelia, distracted

Hamlet always steals the spotlight. But while everyone is focused on his seemingly mad behavior, they fail to notice another tragedy unfolding. Taffety Punk Theatre Company presents Kimberly Gilbert’s Enter Ophelia, distracted through June 28. The show opens tonight at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Southeast, and each performance will feature an opening act by a D.C. dance company or artist.

June 21: Jazz, Blues & Broadway

Do you dig a little blues with your Broadway tunes? Two D.C. jazz musicians will perform a variety of songs this Saturday night at The Alden in McLean. Jazz, Blues & Broadway starts at 8 p.m. and features pianist John Eaton and bassist Tommy Cecil.

June 21: Ruthie and the Wranglers & Bumper Jacksons

Tomorrow night you can check out two generations of American Roots music at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown, where Bumper Jacksons and Ruthie and the Wranglers are celebrating 25 years of Wrangler twang. The show starts at 9 p.m.

Music: “What Is This Thing Called Love?” by Charlie Parker & His Orchestra

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'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

From Luther the "anger translator" for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have always put code-switching from and center in their comedy show.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.

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