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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30

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Trees over the River Frome at Stapleton, 1862, watercolor and gouache on wove paper by James Jackson Curnock.
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Trees over the River Frome at Stapleton, 1862, watercolor and gouache on wove paper by James Jackson Curnock.

July 30-August 3: Mary Poppins

Jane and Michael Banks aren't well-behaved children. In fact, they can be quite naughty and have sent several caretakers packing. But Mary Poppins isn’t your average nanny. She sings, she flies and with a pinch of magic, and a crash course in etiquette, she might be able to teach the kids and their parents how to behave in a loving, civilized manner. You can see the musical at Shenandoah University in Winchester through Sunday.

July 30-Sept. 14: The Color of Nature: Recent Acquisitions of Landscape Watercolors

In the past decade, the National Gallery of Art had added more than 200 19th-century European and American watercolors to its collection. You can see 15 of those works of art in The Color of Nature: Recent Acquisitions of Landscape Watercolors. The exhibit will be on view through September 14.

Music: “Chim-Chim-Cher-Ee [Instrumental]” by Disney’s Karaoke Series

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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "
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America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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