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Gray Creates Commission To Court Caribbean Culture

The Caribbean Carnival and Festival fled to Baltimore this year after the District called in debt owed by organizers, but now Mayor Gray is establishing a commission to court them back.

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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug 16

The circus, belly dancing, and Turtle Recall are in town.

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After 70 Years, Marianne Arden Can Still Tickle The Ivories

Marianne Arden was a torch singer in the 40's and 50's, and at 99 years old, she still loves to delight an audience.

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President Obama's Tour Bus Rolls With White House Home Brew

President Obama has shown he's a fan of beer, one of the most politically expedient drinks a candidate can endorse. But now the president has revealed that he travels with his own home-brew — and he even gave a man in Iowa a bottle to prove it.
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Author Asks If Mumbai Money Can Flatten Tradition

Mumbai is one of the world's largest cities, and the setting for a gripping novel about the struggles and tensions that emerge in this rapidly modernizing metropolis. As Tell Me More takes a look at literature from emerging countries, guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Aravind Adiga about his latest book, Last Man In Tower.
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Has Marketing To LGBT Consumers Become Mainstream?

Not long ago, ads targeting gays and lesbians could only be found in alternative newspapers. Now Chevrolet, Levi Strauss and others are targeting that demographic. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Advertising Age reporter Thomas Pardee about changes in LGBT-targeted advertising.
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The Next Frontier In TV: English News For Latinos

ABC News and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision have joined forces to create a TV news channel aimed at Hispanics who prefer English. But with a target audience that currently turns to the same news sources as everyone else, the venture isn't without risk.
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A Rainbow Of Happy Endings In Ethnic Romances

Romance has always been popular with ethnic readers, even though for decades, the heroines on the covers looked nothing like the women reading them. That's beginning to change as authors like Brenda Jackson hit the big time with black-themed romances.
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What Will Fill The TV Void Left By The Olympics?

Now that the Olympics are over, what's there to watch on TV? Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times says there is more fun programming than anything else. He tells Audie Cornish that he'll be watching HBO's Hard Knocks series on the Miami Dolphins training camp, TNT's Major Crimes, Discovery's Shark Week and others.

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