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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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Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal

A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
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Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.
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Troubles In Puerto Rico And Greece And What They Mean For Other Economies

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory cannot pay its billions in debt. Like Greece, it faces a long road to stability. We look at the fundamental economic problems in Puerto Rico and Greece, and how they could affect economies in the U.S. and worldwide.

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Pop Culture Trends in Video Gaming

More women on screen and more exploration are among the trends in video gaming this year. Tech Tuesday explores how pop culture and new technology are changing the gaming experience.

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