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Peter Murphy is bringing his gothic-rock style of music to Northern Virginia.
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Peter Murphy is bringing his gothic-rock style of music to Northern Virginia.

August 8: The Prince and Michael Jackson Experience

Michael Jackson is often referred to as the "King of Pop," but could another '80s star lay claim to that title? Tonight you can attend a pop royalty face-off at The Howard Theater, as fans show their loyalty to M.J. and "The Purple One." The Prince and Michael Jackson Experience starts at 11 p.m., when DJ Dave Paul of San Francisco will spin hits, rare tracks, remixes and more songs by both legendary musicians.

August 9: Peter Murphy w/ My Jerusalem

Peter Murphy, also known as "The Godfather of Goth", will perform at The State Theatre in Falls Church tomorrow night. Murphy was lead vocalist of the late '70s English post-punk gothic band Bauhaus. After leaving the group, he launched his solo career, turning out songs such as "Cuts You Up", "The Line Between The Devil's Teeth", "The Sweetest Drop" and more. Indie rock band My Jerusalem will open the show at 8 p.m.

Music: "The Way You Make Me Feel (Instrumental)" by Michael Jackson

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Ann Meara, Half Of Husband-Wife Comedy Team, Dies At 85

Ann Meara died Saturday in New York. She had a long varied career in show business and was one half of the 1960s comedy duo, Stiller and Meara. She was marred to Jerry Stiller. Her son is Ben Stiller.
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How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
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Obama Administration Forced To Defend Strategy Against ISIS In Iraq

On this Memorial Day, the Obama administration finds itself defending its foreign policy strategy in Iraq where the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has captured the city of Ramadi.
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For Aspiring Artists, Social Media Can Get Fans Too Close For Comfort

The power of social media is that aspiring artists can essentially invite fans into their living rooms, but fans can sometimes overstay their welcome.

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