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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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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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