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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 20

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Brett Busang demonstrates a sense of nostalgia for working class roots in his paintings of D.C.-area neighborhoods.
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Brett Busang demonstrates a sense of nostalgia for working class roots in his paintings of D.C.-area neighborhoods.

August 22: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars w/ Harper Simon

Harper Simon, son of legendary musician Paul Simon, is teaming up with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars for a one-night-only performance this Friday at the Black Cat. A guitarist, Simon released his debut album in 2010 and dropped a second record last year. In his more recent work, the artist breaks away from the acoustic, alt-country sound of his freshman album by leaning on electric guitars for a rock 'n' roll feel.

August 20-Sept. 15: Along Rhode Island: Paintings of Outer Washington

In a solo show at Joe's Movement Emporium, artist Brett Busang paints a picture of four local neighborhoods in transition: Gaithersburg, Mount Rainier, where the gallery is located, and the Northeast D.C. neighborhoods Brookland and Brentwood. Along Rhode Island: Paintings of Outer Washington will be on view through September 15.

Music: "Somewhere They Can't Find Me (Instrumental)" by Simon & Garfunkel

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 6, 2015

Think you know what “Jewish music” sounds like? The 2015 Washington Jewish Music Festival shakes off stereotypes. But first, a politically-minded poet converts a stage into a field of F-bombs.

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Panera on Tuesday announced it is dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. Nestle, Hershey and Kraft are also eliminating or cutting back on additives.
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What's An Official Act? Former Virginia Attorneys General Weigh In On McDonnell Case

As the former Virginia governor awaits his appeal on corruption charges, former attorneys general for the commonwealth have filed an amicus brief saying that the jury instructions' definition of "official acts" went far beyond court precedents.

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Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

The CEO of SurveyMonkey was known for his generosity toward colleagues and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died while vacationing with his family in Mexico.

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