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Capital Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today

Today is the first day of the Capital Fringe Festival: biggest unjuried festival of self-produced theater in the region.

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‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram

The Capital Fringe Festival takes Northwest Washington by storm, the National Symphony Orchestra tunes up at Wolf Trap, and Odd Birds nest at the Artists' Gallery in Columbia.

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‘Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Steely art, almost normal theater and another slice of Greek cinema.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Alexandria gets all gooey, Shakespeare Theatre Company goes to Venice and the USS Cyclops remains AWOL.

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Students At Rare Book School Get Hands Dirty With Age-Old Manuscripts

In the bowels of the main library at the University of Virginia, a handful of students hit the books throughout the summer -- with more than 80,000 rare volumes and manuscripts. As part of the University's Rare Book School, they learn to read books in a whole new way.

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On Fourth Of July, D.C. Mayor Calls for City's 'Independence'

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray used the festivities at yesterday's Palisades Parade in Northwest D.C. to call attention to the District's fight for "full independence."

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'Nighttime Mayor' Of Ocean City Lives His Dream Life

If you look at the sun visor covering Mike Beatty's shaggy hair, the Hawaiian shirt on his back, or the tattered Vans on his feet, "mayor" might not be the first word that comes to mind.

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