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Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Nature's Rebirth Deliciously

Around the world, millions of families of Iranian descent will gather around a ceremonial table to mark the start of spring. This ancient Persian festival has a lot to do with fresh, green foods.
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On The Coast: Chincoteague Island Gets Very First Theater Company

Long known for its wild ponies, Chincoteague Island now has another distinctive feature: it's very own theater company.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 20

You can see a beloved comic opera or hear work by local composers at a symphony concert.

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Shaping The City: Capturing Spirit In Architecture

Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore how design can capture — or completely ignore — the spirit, history and culture of the spaces where we work and live.

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When Your Best Friend Is A Star — And You're Her Minion

The British import Doll & Em is another inside-Hollywood comedy from HBO; Emily Mortimer and her real-life friend Dolly Wells play outsize versions of themselves.
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National Archives To Display Famous Signatures

The institution will display signatures from historic figures, and an oddly controversial dress worn by Michelle Obama on the president's first election night in 2008.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 19

You can explore the medium of photography with two local exhibits.

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Common Core Creates Opportunities For Publishers

New education standards called Common Core are being adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. That has created an opportunity for trade publishers.
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A Bittersweet Goodbye: White House Pastry Chef To Move On

Bill Yosses had to learn to make leaner, more healthful versions of his recipes when Michelle Obama moved in. He says those lessons have inspired his next venture in New York.

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Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes

Spill tells the story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eve Troeh of WWNO reports that the playwright, who helped create The Laramie Project, crafted the drama from interviews with real participants.

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