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LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT: A man in Tehran, Iran, releases a lantern during a celebration known as “Chaharshanbe Suri,” or Festival of Fire, which marks the eve of the last Wednesday of the solar Persian year.

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Yellen Talks, Investors Listen Federal Reserve lays groundwork for interest-rate hike The Federal Reserve spent the past five years driving home a single message: Zero percent interest rates are here to stay. Now it is preparing to change its tune. The nation’s central bank said Wednesday that it will look at a broad swath of indicators — including job-market data, inf lation expectations and financial developments — as it determines when to raise rates for the first time since the recession hit. The deliberately vague wording is a retreat from the Fed’s concrete promise to leave rates untouched. Though they disagree on when to act — targets range

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A TV screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s first news conference, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

from this year to 2016 — the statement signals the moment has finally come within striking distance. The Fed has cast the shift as merely a change in semantics, not in official policy. In its statement, the central bank tried to assure

investors that rates could remain below historical levels — even if they are no longer at zero. Janet Yellen, at her first news conference as Federal Reserve chair, appeared to jolt investors when she tried to clarify the Fed’s time-

table for raising short-term rates. She suggested that the Fed could start six months after it halts its monthly bond purchases, which most economists expect by year’s end. Stocks fell after Yellen’s mention of six months. The Fed’s latest statement said its rate could stay at a record low “for a considerable time” after its monthly bond purchases end. “This is the kind of term it’s hard to define,” Yellen said of “considerable time.” Otherwise, Yellen devoted much of her news conference to explaining why the economy still needed a boost from the Fed. The Fed’s benchmark shortterm rate has been at a record low near zero since 2008. The Fed has previously resisted specifying the timing of a possible increase in the short-term rate. (The Washington Post/ap)

At Trial, Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Recalls 9/11 Discussion New York In surprise testimony in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law recounted the night of the Sept. 11 attacks, when the al-Qaeda leader sent a messenger to drive him into a mountainous area for a meeting

inside a cave in Afghanistan. “Did you learn what happened? We are the ones who did it,” the son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, recalled bin Laden telling him. When bin Laden asked what he thought would happen next, Abu Ghaith testified that he responded by predicting America “will not

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Ghaith’s trial on charges he conspired to kill Americans and aid al-Qaeda as a spokesman for the terrorist group. His decision to take the witness stand surprised a nearly empty courtroom that quickly filled with spectators as word spread. L ARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS (ap)

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Ky. Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Put on Hold A federal judge’s ruling Wednesday gives Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries, saying doing so will allow the law to become settled without causing confusion or granting rights only to have them taken away. (ap) Houston

Texas Finds New Supply Of Lethal-Injection Drugs

Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death-row inmates, allowing it to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month. (ap)

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Inmate ‘Baked to Death’ Sources: Mentally ill man found dead in 100-degree jail cell New York Jerome Murdough was looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in a stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project. There, he was arrested for trespassing. A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell that four city officials say had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment. The officials said the 56-yearold former Marine was on antipsychotic and anti-seizure medication, which may have made him more vulnerable to heat. He also apparently did not open a small vent in his cell, as other inmates did, to let in cool air. “He basically baked to death,” said one of the officials, who all spoke on condition of anonymity. The medical examiner’s office said an autopsy was inconclusive and that more tests were needed to determine Murdough’s exact cause of death. But the officials say initial indications from the autopsy and investigation point to extreme dehydration or heat stroke. Advocates for mentally ill inmates say the death represents the failure of the city’s justice sys-

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Alma Murdough holds an old photo of her son, Jerome, 56, who was found dead in his jail cell last month. Murdough said he had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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tem on many levels: by arresting Murdough instead of finding him help, by setting bail at a prohibitive $2,500 and by not supervising him closely in what is supposed to be a special observation unit. New York Correction Department spokesman Robin Campbell said in a statement that an investigation will look into all circumstances of Murdough’s death, “including issues of staff performance and the adequacy of procedures.” Murdough’s mother, Alma Murdough, 75, said she did not learn of

her son’s death until the Associated Press contacted her last week, nearly a month after he died. His public defender was told of the death three days after the inmate was found, the DOC said. “He was a very lovely, caring guy,” said Murdough, adding that her son had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and that she had not seen him in about three years. “He had beer problems. Drinking beer. That was his downfall.” Family members say Murdough joined the Marine Corps right out of high school, doing at least one stint in Okinawa, Japan. When he returned from the service, his family said, his mental illness and thirst for alcohol became more pronounced, and he would often disappear for months at a time, finding warmth in hospitals, shelters and the streets. JAKE PEARSON (AP)

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“In my opinion, Putin is right on these issues. Obviously, he may be wrong about many things, but he has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda.” — Franklin Graham, evangelical leader and son of Billy Graham, in a column in March’s Decision magazine. Graham said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s record on gay rights (the country bans gay “propaganda”) is far better than that of President Barack Obama.

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Nation The weird crest on its head, which resembles half a dinner plate turned vertically, looks like that of a cassowary.

Health Care, Moms, Tinder: There’s a Link With less than two weeks left in ‘Obamacare’s’ open-enrollment period, the focus is on getting young people signed up. Just how are advocates doing this? Let’s take a look:

Looking for love? How about health insurance instead? Supporters of the health-care law have focused on getting moms to encourage their young adult children to enroll. So Rhode Island’s exchange thought up the “Nag Toolkit,” which instructs mothers on how they can encourage their kids to get insured through social media channels and, yes, online dating services. The exchange provides instructions for how moms can push pro-coverage messages through Snapchat, OK Cupid, Twitter, Vine and Tinder. (Imagine you’re scrolling through potential love matches, and you see a picture of your mom holding a sign that reads “Get health insurance.” That’s the idea. And the horror.)

There’s an app for that D.C.’s exchange is also using smartphones to boost enrollment. D.C. Health Link released its own app just this month. The app doesn’t currently allow for enrollment, but people can use it to calculate health-care costs, contact Health Link staff and find the nearest person or insurance broker to help them sign up.

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The number of young people who sought emergency treatment from sports-related injuries in 2012, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The report said the average medical costs for a 25- to 40-year-old who has a sprain or strain is $3,175, and $7,666 for an arm fracture. (T WP)

Scare tactics (see above) The White House generated huge traffic to Healthcare.gov last week after the president’s interview with Zach Galifianakis aired, and it is still looking for ways to bring young people to the site. On Tuesday, in the midst of March Madness, the White House used the risk of sports injuries to push its message and brought on board the Miami Heat’s Shane Battier to help drive the point home. It also released a “16 sweetest reasons to get covered” bracket and a video by coaches from the universities of Connecticut and North Carolina. JASON MILLMAN (THE WASHINGTON POST ) How many people will enroll in Obamacare in its first year? Guess the number who will enroll by March 31, and the 10 entries closest to the actual number will get a coveted In the Loop T-shirt and lifetime bragging rights. Details at washingtonpost.com.

Stats: 7 feet tall, 11 feet long, around 500 pounds.

A toothless beak means it ate plants and maybe small animals when it wasn’t fleeing from a hungry and much bigger T. rex.

Roamed western North America on its long, slender hind legs.

But Did It … Cluck “We have no evidence that it clucked or crowed,” said paleontologist Matthew Lamanna of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. What would it have tasted like? “I can’t answer that question with any degree of certainty,” he said. (T WP)

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It’s the ‘Chicken From Hell’ Scientists introduce a species that could be from a Colonel Sanders nightmare New York Scientists have discovered a freakish, birdlike species of dinosaur, 11 feet long, 500 pounds, with a beak, no teeth, a bony crest atop its head, murderous claws, prizefighter arms, spindly legs, a thin tail and feathers sprouting all over the place. Officially it’s a member of a group of dinosaurs called oviraptorosaurs. Unofficially, it’s the Chicken from Hell. That’s the nickname scientists

have been using at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, where a replica of its skeleton has been on display for a decade. But the species didn’t have a scientific name. Until now. The creature was formally introduced Wednesday as scientists published a description and analysis of its anatomy in the journal PLoS One and finally bestowed a name: Anzu wyliei. The moniker comes from a mythological feathered demon plus the name of a Carnegie museum trustee’s grandson. This dino-bird is not literally a chicken, or even a bird. It’s definitely a dinosaur, and it lived some 66 million to 68 million years ago in a hot and humid landscape.

“It would look like a really absurd, stretchedout chicken.” — Emma Schachner, of the University of Utah

“A cross between a chicken and a lizard.” — Tyler Lyson, of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

The fossils of three specimens of the new dinosaur were found in a sedimentary rock layer known as the Hell Creek Formation, in three locations in North and South Dakota (and they collectively supply a nearly complete skeleton). The scientists say the formation’s name helped inspire the dino’s nickname. But there’s also the matter of appearance: It’s an unsettling beast. It looks like it could stomp you, rip you to pieces, or simply peck you to death. It’s a big animal, the biggest oviraptorosaur species ever found in North America. The new dinosaur is loaded with biological accessories and adaptations, as if evolution had been inspired by a Swiss army knife. JOEL ACHENBACH (THE WASHINGTON POST/AP)

So 4 in 10 Are Express Readers? People may read headlines but they don’t pay much attention to the news, according to a new study by the American Press Institute. Roughly 6 in 10 people acknowledge that they have done nothing more than read news headlines in the past week. And, in truth, that number is almost certainly higher since plenty of people won’t want to admit to just being headline-gazers but, in fact, are. Overall, 41 percent of Americans report that they watched, read or heard any in-depth news stories, beyond the headlines, in the past week. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend was standing in a toilet cubicle and facing the closed door when she was hit in the right hip by the first of four bullets that he fired, a police ballistics expert testified Wednesday at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial. Reeva Steenkamp fell back onto a magazine holder in the cubicle and crossed her arms over her head to protect herself, said Capt. Christiaan Mangena. The second bullet missed Steenkamp and ricocheted off the wall and broke into fragments, bruising her back, he said. Steenkamp was then hit in her right arm and in the head by the third and fourth shots fired by Pistorius with his 9 mm pistol, he said. She collapsed with her head on the toilet seat, Mangena said. Pistorius says Steenkamp went to use the toilet during the night without him knowing, but prosecutors charge he killed her after a loud argument that caused her to flee and hide in the toilet area. As Mangena threw his hands up to cover his head in court to re-enact Steenkamp’s cowering position, and described details of the head wound, Pistorius put his fingers in

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Oscar Pistorius tries to block out a ballistics expert’s report Wednesday.

his ears in an apparent attempt to block out the testimony. He is charged with premeditated murder in Steenkamp’s shooting death on Feb. 14 last year and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. Pistorius fired from a distance of at least 24 inches and no farther than 9.8 feet away, where there was a wall behind him, Mangena said. He described the impact of the hollow point bullets in Pistorius’ gun, which were designed to cause maximum damage to an intended target. “It hits the target, it opens up, it creates six talons, and these talons are sharp,” Mangena said. “It cuts through the organs of a human being.” The defense said it would challenge Mangena’s testimony regarding the sequence of the shots. CHRIS TOPHER TORCHIA AND

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Russian forces seized military installations across the disputed Crimean Peninsula on Wednesday, prompting Ukraine’s security chief to announce that his country will hold joint military exercises with the United States and Britain. Ukraine has been powerless to prevent Russian troops from taking control of Crimea, which Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed on Tuesday.

The several hundred Russianspeaking troops who captured the base in Sevastopol met no resistance. Sevastopol is also the home port of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, and tens of thousands of Russian-led troops are now patrolling Crimea. Andriy Parubiy, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said the government was drawing up plans to evacuate its outnumbered troops from Crimea back to the mainland and will seek U.N. support to turn the peninsula into a demilitarized zone. Parubiy’s announcement of plans to withdraw Ukrainian troops from Crimea appeared to

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Russia Seizes Ukraine Bases in Crimea

Russia captured Ukraine’s naval headquarters in Crimea on Wednesday.

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Crimea despite Russia’s takeover of the region. Ukraine’s defense minister and deputy prime minister had planned to travel to Crimea on Wednesday in what they called a bid to avert an escalation in hostilities — but the pro-Russian leader of Crimea warned they would be turned back. “They are not welcome in Crimea,” Sergei Aksyonov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. “They will not be allowed to enter Crimea. They will be sent back.” Interfax later cited Welfare Minister Lyudmila Denisova as saying the officials had been denied entry to Crimea. (AP/ THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Ukraine to Leave Alliance Andriy Parubiy, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said Ukraine decided to leave the Moscow-dominated Commonwealth of Independent States, a loose alliance of 11 former Soviet nations. (AP)

Biden Seeks to Ease Fears Of Russia’s Neighbors In a warning to Moscow, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden declared that the United States will respond to any aggression against its NATO allies, which include neighbors to Russia. Standing side by side with two Baltic leaders in Vilnius, Lithuania, Biden said the U.S. was “absolutely committed” to defending its allies. (AP)

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The FBI is helping Malaysian authorities investigate deleted data on a flight simulator belonging to the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, while distraught relatives of the passengers unleashed their anger Wednesday, wailing in frustration at 12 days of uncertainty. Files containing records of simulations carried out on the program were deleted Feb. 3 from the device found in the home of the Malaysia Airlines pilot, Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu said. It was not immediately clear whether investigators thought that deleting the files was unusual. Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference that Zaharie is considered innocent until proven guilty of any wrongdoing, and that members of his family are cooperating in the investigation. The 53-year-old pilot joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981 and had

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more than 18,000 hours of flight experience. People who knew Zaharie from his involvement in opposition political circles in Malaysia and other areas of his life have described him as sociable, humble, caring and dedicated to his job. The crisis has exposed the lack

of a failsafe way of tracking modern passenger planes on which data transmission systems and transponders — which make them visible to civilian radar — have been severed. At enormous cost, 26 countries are helping Malaysia look for the plane. IAN MADER (AP)

The amount a Tibetan mastiff — an ancient breed of dog that looks more lion than canine — went for on Tuesday at a Chinese “luxury pet fair” in the eastern province of Zhejiang, Agence France-Presse reports. (T WP)

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Austerity remains the U.K. government’s mantra, Treasury chief George Osborne said Wednesday — even as he lauded the stronger-than-expected economic recovery. With one eye on the general election in a little more than a year, Osborne sought to sweeten his budget statement with an effective tax cut for all and sweeping changes to the country’s pensions and savings. But there were no big giveaways. “Faster growth alone will not balance the books,” he said. “Securing Britain’s economic future means there will have to be more hard decisions, more cuts.” (AP)

Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes on Syrian military posts early Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding seven in one of the most serious clashes between the countries in the past four decades. The airstrikes came in retaliation for a roadside bombing a day earlier in the Golan Heights that wounded four Israeli soldiers on patrol along the tense frontier with Syria. The overnight raids marked a sharp escalation of activity for Israel, which largely has stayed on the sidelines during Syrian President Bashar Assad’s battle against rebels trying to topple him. (AP)

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“We believe that the pope was saved to continue his mission ... The gun is a sign of God’s Providence.” — Monsignor Jacek Pietruszka, deputy director of the Vatican museum dedicated to Pope John Paul II, explaining Wednesday that the gun used by a would-be assassin to shoot the pope in 1981 will be on display at a museum dedicated to the pontiff as a sign of God’s protection of the pope.

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More Major Silver Line Problems Emerge No completion date is in sight for the first phase of the project Washington Among the problems that must be fixed before the first phase of Metro’s new $5.6 billion Silver Line is completed: Hundreds of speakers at the five stations will have to be torn out and replaced because they don’t meet fire code. A cable that allows radio communication in Tysons Corner, Va., will have to be replaced because workers installed the wrong piece of equipment. And officials with the Metropolitan Washing-

ton Airports Authority will have to rebid a contract for a system that feeds train information to Metro’s control center because they can’t get the current equipment to work. The revelations at Wednesday’s MWAA monthly board of director’s meeting prompted former congressman Tom Davis, chairman of the panel’s Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee, to dub the ongoing saga “a soap opera” and request that the authority begin exploring its legal options. “How close are we to substantial completion?” an exasperated Davis demanded at one point. Project officials had no good answers. “We’re going down the list and

“You can’t call a date right now. There is just too much in flux.” — JOHN POT TER, THE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS AUTHORITY, RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS ABOUT WHEN THE FIRST PHASE OF THE SILVER LANE MIGHT BE CLOSE TO COMPLETION

we’re checking it twice,’’ said Pat Nowakowski, executive director of the Silver Line project. “ I can’t give you a time because I don’t have one.” More than a month has passed since Dulles Transit Partners, the contractor responsible for building the first phase of the project, told MWAA it believed the rail line was completed — only to be told in late February that work was far from

done. At that time, MWAA said the contractor had failed to meet seven of 12 criteria set out in its contract. The issues ranged from missing safety certificates to problems with elevators and escalators. On Tuesday a spokeswoman said DTP, which is led by construction giant Bechtel, had not received a “definitive list” of what fixes must be made in order for the project

to be complete — a comment that seemed to put the onus on MWAA. For his part, Nowakowski said MWAA and DTP officials have been meeting multiple times a day and that the relationship has remained cordial. And while the additional delays aren’t ideal, he said they have given the parties an opportunity to sit down and focus more intensely on resolving the outstanding issues. Officials had hoped to begin service by the end of 2013. Construction of the line, which is being built in two phases, is overseen by MWAA and when completed will be operated by Metro. The first phase is expected to cost about $2.9 billion. LORI AR ATANI (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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A Big Election? Shrug. Washington Every day, waitress Reb Abell, 24, overhears tales of astonishment about how D.C. has changed. But she practically never hears talk of an upcoming event that is consuming millions of dollars, is advertised on lawns and lampposts and is affecting all corners of her adopted city. “I don’t know anything about these elections,’’ she said, shrugging. Neither do many of her customers, who are largely a mix of graduate students, former Peace Corps volunteers and other young idealists. The Coupe, a restaurant near 11th and Monroe streets NW, is a beehive of these educated, worldly Washingtonians. But ask about the mayoral election and the responses are worthy of a TV skit: Who’s running? When’s the election? Does the mayor have any power? One in three registered Democrats in D.C. is between 18 and 34. About 51,000 of them, largely newcomers, registered in the past four years. Their massive numbers could swing the mayoral election — if someone could just figure out how to get them to vote. Strategists used data mining to motivate young voters to help reelect President Barack Obama, but it’s unclear whether similar efforts in D.C. could help elect a mayor. The very group whose large economic footprint has jolted the city to life is barely felt in city politics. Some strategists worry that too

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Newcomers could swing D.C.’s mayoral race — if they vote

The Coupe, in Columbia Heights, attracts younger and more transient new residents.

Who Goes to the Polls? Democrats younger than 35 have the numbers to swing the District’s April 1 primary, if they vote. But in the past, they’ve been the least likely to turn out. Likely voters, based on 2010 turnout, and total registered voters. Age group

Likely to vote

Total voters

18 to 24

4,700

28,000

25 to 34

24,600

84,500

35 to 44

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61,200

45 to 54

26,600

54,200

55 to 64

28,300

49,400

65 and older

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54,300

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much focus on affluent newcomers might offend low-income, historically vote-rich neighborhoods that already feel left out. The incumbent, Mayor Vincent Gray, and his leading challenger, Council member Muriel Bowser, have tailored messages about inclusion to woo voters in those reliable pockets.

Meanwhile, restaurateur Andy Shallal and Council member Tommy Wells have actively sought newcomers for their coalitions. Fifteen percent of those new voters reside in Ward 1, which includes the Coupe, where local politics have taken a back seat to the existential angst of being a 20or 30-something in this city. Among the diners, there are unresolved feelings about their role in the city’s gentrification as well as a wanderlust that dissuades them from putting down roots. “A lot of my friends don’t even have driver’s licenses here yet,’’ said Jason Lopez, 30, a graduate student in global health. “A lot of them came for jobs, so they don’t feel a connection to the city.” Ely McElwee, 28, who lives in Petworth and works at a lowincome housing complex, said: “Sometimes, I feel bad about even voting.” Should she help decide who the next mayor will be if she’s not even sure she’ll be here next year? Hasn’t her age group already taken enough of the city’s attention? ROBERT SAMUELS (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Recent mild winters have encouraged gardeners such as Peter Schenk to push the horticultural envelope with plants that really shouldn’t grow here. This winter, they didn’t. “Dead as a doornail,” said Schenk, recalling his examination of a trendy variety of the mahonia shrub. “The entire bark and cambium layer just sloughed off, black in my fingers,” said Schenk, a professional gardener based in Alexandria. Spring arrives in theory today, but for most people, a long winter has clung to our yards and psyches. Horticulturists are expecting to see widespread damage in the coming weeks as fresh growth con-

D.C. resident Mike Licht snapped a shot of his neighbor’s cherry tree on Monday.

trasts with plants that have succumbed to winter freeze. Gardeners report early signs of winter kill to such popular landscape plants as hydrangeas and boxwood. William McLaughlin, plant curator at the U.S. Botanic Garden, said some hardy, spring-flowering trees “look like they are in this eternal

holding pattern.” Marginal plants that he’s been growing — gardenias, yuccas and agaves — have perished. The season is about three weeks behind. Tour buses are wandering around the budding but flowerless Tidal Basin like hungry ruminants. If there is a silver lining, it’s that April will bring strange and beau-

More March-like temperatures in the 50s and 60s will grace us with their presence until Sunday when they drop again. We return to relentless winter on Tuesday and Wednesday, with frigid cold and the possibility of snow … again. (E XPRESS/ T WP)

tiful confluences of blossoming as March flowers finally open alongside later blooms. The magnolias may well be around with the cherry blossoms, which will flower with the crab apples and the wisterias. “Everything is going to go, pow,” Schenk said. ADRIAN HIGGINS (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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MARCH MADNESS TV GUIDE ( )

SOUTH

No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Dayton 12:15 p.m., CBS

This could be the last chance to watch pesky point guard Aaron Craft — yes, he’s still in college. Plus, you can make a drinking game out of how many times the announcers refer to the Ohio State senior as “the best on-ball defender.” Rating: Dick Vitale

WEST

The Eagles held their opponents to an average of 44 points in their threegame run to the Patriot League title. With both teams ranking in the top 50 in points allowed, expect a slow-paced, 3-point shooting slugfest.

No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 North Dakota State 7:27 p.m., TruTV

Here’s another potential 12-5 upset. The Bison have won 14 of their past 15 and shoot an NCAA-best 50.9 percent from the field. Meanwhile, the Sooners rank 308th in points allowed. Rating: Dick Vitale

EAST

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No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 American 12:40 p.m., TruTV

WEST

No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 15 Milwaukee 9:25 p.m., TBS

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The Panthers beat a Green Bay team that has an early-season win over a Virginia team that crushed a Syracuse team that handed Villanova one of its four losses this season. That’s four degrees of separation. Rating: Clark Kellogg

Rating: Clark Kellogg MIDWEST SOUTH

No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Pittsburgh

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Watching someone grab rebounds isn’t exactly as exciting as watching someone throw down an alley-oop, but when you pull in 21 boards — like Pittsburgh’s Talib Zanna did in a game last week — it’s pretty cool.

Gus Johnson

Dick Vitale

Clark Kellogg

Billy Packer

Your head will literally explode with excitement. (OK, not literally).

You’ll get into it — ending every sentence with “baby.” But it may be overrated.

Nothing special. There won’t be many highs or lows during the game.

You’ll probably just want to tune this one out.

Rating: Clark Kellogg

No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Arizona State 9:40 p.m., CBS

A matchup of reeling teams. The Longhorns have lost five of their past eight, while the Sun Devils have lost five of seven. It’s tough to pick which one of these teams will lose to Michigan in the next round. Rating: Billy Packer

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MIDWEST

No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 BYU

No. 4 Michigan State vs. No. 13 Delaware

No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Wofford

No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Manhattan

The Cougars are third in the country in scoring (84.2 points per game), while the Ducks rank 11th (81.8 ppg). When these two teams played in December, Oregon won 100-96 in overtime. This should be fun.

The Blue Hens won the CAA regular season and tournament. They had a good enough résumé to earn a No. 13 seed. But they can’t be happy they’ll play a No. 4 seed that has the secondbest odds to win the whole thing.

There are a lot of similarities between the Wolverines and the Terriers. Both are guard-dominated teams that lack size, resulting in poor rebounding numbers. But the talent isn’t exactly similar, so this might be a blowout.

The Cardinals won their past four games by an average of 33.3 points on their way to an AAC title, then got disrespected by the selection committee with a No. 4 seed. Will they take it out on the Jaspers?

Rating: Gus Johnson

Rating: Dick Vitale

Rating: Billy Packer

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No. 1 Florida vs. No. 16 Albany

No. 7 Connecticut vs. No. 10 Saint Joseph’s

No. 5 Saint Louis vs. No. 12 N.C. State

No. 4 San Diego State vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

Syracuse only plays in close games. It doesn’t matter who the Orange face, it’s bound to come down to the last possession. Bet against the spread because this will be closer than expected.

The Gators are the top overall seed and have won 26 straight games. Florida’s last loss was Dec. 2 to UConn. The winning streak is not going to end today vs. Albany, which won a firstround game just to play the Gators.

One of the best backcourt matchups in the second round. The Huskies’ doeverything guard Shabazz Napier — who leads his team in points, rebounds and assists — faces Hawks clutch leading scorer Langston Galloway.

What’s happened to the Billikens? After winning 19 straight games, they lost four of their last five — including falling to Saint Bonaventure in the Atlantic 10 tournament. Looking for a 12-5 upset? Start here.

Despite getting as high as No. 5 in the AP rankings, the Aztecs have been under the radar most of the season. Xavier Thames leads San Diego against the Aggies, whose logo is pretty much Burt Reynolds with a lasso.

Rating: Dick Vitale

Rating: Billy Packer

Rating: Gus Johnson

Rating: Dick Vitale

Rating: Clark Kellogg

EAST

No. 5 Cincinnati vs. No. 12 Harvard 2:10 p.m., TNT

It’s hard to see an Ivy League team and not think of Princeton’s near upset of top-seeded Georgetown in 1989. Harvard winning this one wouldn’t be much of a surprise, though — the Crimson won a tourney game last year. Rating: Gus Johnson

SOUTH

No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Western Michigan 2:45 p.m., CBS

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The top-seeded Florida Gators have won 26 straight games, including an SEC title game victory over Kentucky.

Florida to Shine On March Madness may produce big upsets, but titans ultimately will survive. And top-seeded Florida will beat Louisville for the NCAA championship. A cliched pick? Who cares. A top four seed has won 25 straight NCAA titles. Long shots — like No. 11 George Mason in 2006 — reach the Final Four, but t hey don’t w in it all. That’s why my By Rick Final Four picks are Snider No. 4 seeds Louisville and Michigan State, along with No. 1 seeds Florida and Arizona. How a team fared over its past 10 games is a big deal when picking the bracket. It’s all about momentum, which is why Syracuse gets no consideration after going from 25-0 to 27-5 in the last three weeks. There’s no regrouping in the NCAA tournament. It’s about entering full speed and accelerating even more. That’s why Florida winning 26 straight is so important, especially taking the SEC tournament.

The Gators could have blown off the league tournament to rest for the NCAAs, but instead they rolled through two rounds and then showed grit in the final against a surging Kentucky. That type of effort and mental toughness is what makes a champion. Louisville will blow out Manhattan in the first round as a rebuke to the selection committee for making them a ridiculous fourth seed. The Midwest is the toughest bracket, and No. 1 Wichita State will lose in the second round to Kentucky, which will lose in the third round to Louisville, which will beat Michigan in the region final. Whew, that’s a murderer’s row of teams. Taking on Arizona in the Final Four might be Louisville’s easiest game since the tournament opener. The Cardinals enter the tournament having won 12 of their past 13, so they can handle the bracket.

Michigan State joins Louisville as a disrespected four seed. The Spartans are a little remindful of Connecticut in 2011 — a good team that found itself while winning the Big East tournament. The Spartans finished the regular season 4-6, with several players ill or injured, before taking the Big Ten tournament. Now watch Michigan State beat Virginia in the East’s third round before falling to Florida in the Final Four. Arizona gets a relatively easy bracket until potentially facing Wisconsin in the West regional final. The Wildcats opened 21-0 and were ranked No. 1 when they lost Brandon Ashley to a season-ending foot injury. Arizona finished 7-3 and lost the Pac-12 championship so maybe it’s a little more vulnerable than believed. Perhaps a secondround loss to Oklahoma State? This late-season stutter is the only reason not to pick the Wildcats to reach the finals. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks

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We have to make sure we box out on defense and get the rebound.” Gardner and his teammates won 55-36 at Boston University last week to claim the Patriot League title. First-year American coach Mike Brennan said he could not have asked for a better point guard to run the Princeton offense. “He’s a coach on the court,” said Brennan, an assistant coach for American the last time it made the tournament five years ago. Gardner sat out last season after transferring from Stephen F. Austin, which has won 28 games in a row and will play VCU on Friday. A resident of Houston, Gardner

said he has kept in touch with some of his former teammates and talked to one of them (senior Desmond Haymon) Saturday after Stephen F. Austin beat Sam Houston State to win the Southland Conference tournament title. The Eagles were picked to finish ninth out of 10 teams in the Patriot League but won their first 10 conference games. They stumbled in the middle of the season with four losses in five games, but bounced back to end strong. “We play through adversity,” Gardner said. “I give credit to our coaching staff. They made sure we stayed on course. It is a oncein-a-lifetime experience. We might not go there next year. This time now, we have to experience it and love it and make the best of it.” DAVID DRIVER (FOR E XPRESS)

Barack-etology: President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship over defending champion Louisville. In what has become an annual March Madness tradition at the White House, Obama filled out a bracket in a segment broadcast on ESPN on Wednesday. Florida and Arizona rounded out Obama’s Final Four picks. He said he knows his picks aren’t imaginative but expressed hope they’d help him win his pool this year. He noted that he hasn’t had a lot of luck with his picks in the past. Last year he correctly picked Louisville to play in the championship game, but wrongly said the Cardinals would lose to Indiana. (AP)

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‘Camp David’

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If you’re shy, you may want to avoid this touring version of the Pacific Northwest’s Hump! Film Festival. Curated by “Savage Love” columnist Dan Savage, right, Hump! is a 90-minute showcase of short, often pornographic films that celebrate all types of human sexuality. Woolly Mammoth

Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Thu., 7:30 p.m., $20; strathmore .org. (Grosvenor-Strathmore)

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Rising folk singer Meklit, left, melds sounds from her homeland (Ethiopia) and her adopted home (San Francisco) with jazzy flourishes. She’s also been known to cover songs by Talking Heads, MGMT and Lou Reed.

Theatre, 641 D St. NW; Thu. & Fri., 8 & 10 p.m., Sat., 4, 6, 8 & 10 p.m., $20; 202-393-3939, humptour.com. (Gallery Place)

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter secretly invited Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to Camp David to try and forge a peace agreement. “Camp David,” the play, is based on the true events that happened over the next 13 days. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW; Fri. through May 4, various times, $55-$120; 202-4883300, arenastage.org. (Waterfront)

THURSDAY

Cut Copy Australian electro-pop band Cut Copy (led by Dan Whitford, above) broke out in 2011 with the irresistibly catchy, hand-clap-happy single “Need You Now.” The group is back with a new album that encourages you to “Free Your Mind” — advice worth taking before Thursday’s show. Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE; Thu., 7 p.m., $43.45; 202-503-2330, echostage.com.

FRIDAY

‘Himalaya Song’ The 2012 Sundance entry merges film and live music to tell a tale about the Himalayas and its people that’s haunting and beautiful. Friday’s two performances are part of the Environmental Film Festival. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; Fri., 7 & 9 p.m., $15; 703-8751100, artisphere.com. (Rosslyn)

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Rachel Bloom has made a living writing for “Robot Chicken” and “The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange,” but she’s a stand-up at heart. This weekend, she stages two sets of silly songs and stories. Arlington Cinema & Draft-

Keep the St. Patrick’s Day party going with the annual ShamrockFest, which takes over the grounds surrounding RFK Stadium on Saturday for a day of Irish bands, DJs, beer drinking and carnival games. This year’s headliner is Irish-punk band Dropkick Murphys. RFK Stadium,

The West African group Tinariwen specializes in rhythmic, chantlike music backed by electric guitar. Though political strife forced the band members to leave their native Mali and record their latest album, “Emmaar,” in the United States, the group has maintained the hypnotic sound that won them a Grammy in 2012. Sixth and

house, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; Fri. & Sat., 10 p.m., $20; 703-4862345, arlingtondrafthouse.com.

I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW; Sat., 8 p.m., $25; 202-408-3100, sixthandi.org. (Gallery Place)

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2400 E. Capitol St. NE ; Sat., 3 p.m., $29.99-$89.99; shamrockfest.com. (Stadium Armory)

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The second annual March Madness of Comedy — in which 48 D.C. stand-ups battle to be the city’s best comedian — comes to a close with six finalists and a headlining set from Brandon Broady. Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW; Sat., 8 p.m., $12-$20; 866-811-4111, capital fringe.org/fort-fringe. (Mt Vernon Sq)

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Drive-By Truckers Though “Dirty South” rockers Drive-By Truckers have had numerous lineup changes over the years, the group, led by Patterson Hood, above, is still going strong. In fact, earlier this month, DBTs cranked out LP No. 10, “English Oceans.” Expect a pair of marathon live shows during this weekend’s double-dip. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Sat., 8 p.m., sold out, Sun., 7 p.m., $35; 202-265-0930, 930.com. (U Street)

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One for the Road Shearwater salutes its ‘Fellow Travelers’ on a covers album Music Shearwater is letting loose — relatively speaking. Known for grandiose, folk-inflected post-rock, the Austin, Texas, band is about as serious as they come. But in 2012, Shearwater began to shed its austere skin with “Animal Joy,” a set of uncharacteristically gleeful, up-tempo rock songs. Cue last fall’s “Fellow Travelers,” a seemingly laid-back (mostly) covers record. In Shearwater’s hands, though, even laid-back seems arduous. Band leader Jonathan Meiburg covered only artists the band has toured with, arranged the songs to create a

fluid structure and named it all after a quote by Russian revolutionist Leon Trotsky. The result is an album-length think piece on the touring experience. “I wanted to make a Shearwater album that just happened to be composed of other people’s songs,” Meiburg says. Before Friday’s concert at D.C.’s Rock and Roll Hotel, Meiburg told Express the stories behind the set’s 10 tracks.

‘Our Only Sun’ based on ‘Deeper Devastation’ by Jesca Hoop “She’s our official fellow traveler for these shows,” Meiburg says of the singer-guitarist, who is opening for Shearwater and playing in the band. Her music is “very ornate and precise — unlike anything else I’ve heard.”

‘I Luv the Valley OH!’ by Xiu Xiu “I love the feeling that [Xiu Xiu’s Jamie

Stewart] has of ecstatic despair,” he says. “I always thought that there was sort of this rock anthem in it, just trying to get out.”

‘Hurts Like Heaven’ by Coldplay

‘A Wake for the Minotaur’ by Shearwater This duet with singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, whom Shearwater supported in 2012, is the only original on the album. “It’s about how touring makes you feel that you and the people you’re traveling with are the only three-dimensional beings in the world,” he says. “Everything just flies away from you at such a speed.”

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In 2008, Shearwater opened the first four shows of Coldplay’s massive American tour. “The experience of getting up in front of 20,000 people who don’t want to see you is something I recommend to everyone in life,” Meiburg says with a laugh. “It was like opening for Cirque du Soleil.”

‘Natural One’ by Folk Implosion “People who were in high school or college when the movie ‘Kids’ came out [in 1995] know this song,” Meiburg says of the Lou Barlow-penned track, which was on the art-house shocker’s soundtrack. “Then it kind of vanished. I thought it would be fun to resurrect it by covering it very precisely.”

‘Mary Is Mary’ by Wye Oak

“It’s a really beautiful melody,” Meiburg says of the Baltimore band’s song. “I kept it in the same key, I just took it an octave down from where [singer] Jenn [Wasner] has it. It’s the lowest vocal I’ve ever recorded.”

‘F---ed Up Life’ by The Baptist Generals “Fellow Travelers” culminates with an upbeat yet dark song by one of Meiburg’s favorite unsung bands. “The characters on this record, many of them are sort of broken or disturbed in some way,” he says. “The answer in this song is that it doesn’t matter.” DREW LITOWITZ (FOR EXPRESS) Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE; Fri., 9 p.m., $12-$14; 202-388-7625, rockandrollhoteldc.com.

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younger our parents said the same thing about our music. I think more artists from the past should come and get their groove on, because if we can, anybody can.

Together, Taj George, left, Cheryl Clemons, center, and Leanne Lyons are SWV.

We’re going to keep the old favorites because if we do not do those, people will choke us. We released an album in 2012 [“I Missed Us”] that was an incredible album. We are disgusted it didn’t get the promotion it deserved. But people are still requesting it so we will give it to them at the show. How do you explain the success of your WE tv show?

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If you were a fan of TLC or En Vogue in the ’90s (duh), chances are you were a fan of SWV too. Or maybe you haven’t heard of them. Though the all-female trio scored big hits with “Weak” and “I’m So Into You” (and was nominated for a Grammy in 1994), a string of poor management decisions relegated the group to nearobscurity and ultimately caused them to split in 1998. WE tv’s reality show “SWV Reunited” chronicles the group’s attempt to reclaim fame as the ladies — Cheryl Clemons, Taj George and Leanne Lyons — struggle to resolve old drama. Express talked with George prior to SWV’s show at the Howard Theatre on Saturday, and on the heels of news that “SWV Reunited” has been renewed for a second season. Welcome back!

Things are totally different from 1992 when we first came out. I’m adjusting. But I can’t even complain because here I am, almost 43 years old, and we’re still singing after 22 years. If you complain you need to get knocked in the head. There seems to be a lot of secrecy among the group on the show.

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It frustrates the hell out of me! Your left hand needs to know what your right hand is doing so they can move together and protect you. I wish there was a magic pill to get rid of it all because I would swallow the bottle. How do you stay grounded amid all the drama?

Some people do drugs and alcohol.

I like candy. My coping mechanism is I shove a box of Hot Tamales down my throat. What’s been the reaction from your fans that stuck with you?

They’re so excited. I think there’s a need right now for mature music. Not that there’s anything wrong with the music going on right now, because I’m sure when we were

I think with the other reality shows, there’s an assembled cast of people you don’t know at all. But with us, we’ve been around for 22 years so when we came to television, people already knew something about us. The show is just filling in the blanks of why we broke up. Any haters out there?

We have been criticized so much. Yeah, I looked like the Michelin Man but I just had a baby. I’m working out as much as I can but I’m still in my 40s. And like I said, I like candy. What will season two of “SWV Reunited” bring?

We’re going to delve more into our therapy sessions, and we don’t have to cram everything into six episodes. You’ll get to see a wider range of SWV now that we have 10 whole episodes. HOLLEY SIMMONS (E XPRESS)

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Hot Pursuit Kermit is on the run in “Muppets Most Wanted,” out Friday, after he gets wrapped into a jewel heist. While we know Kermit would never steal a thing, he’s now in the company of other movie criminals on the lam. KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (EXPRESS)

1 Jean Valjean

The main character in 2012’s “Les Miserables” eventually becomes mayor of his town. But thanks to obsessive cop Javert and a bunch of meddling, revolutionary kids, he never gets to really enjoy it.

2 Dr. Richard Kimble

1993’s “The Fugitive” helped us learn how to evade capture. Step one: Dye hair with shoe polish. Step two: Be really smart. Actually, step one should be “be innocent.”

3 Buffalo Bill

The FBI asks a serial killer to help stop a series of gruesome crimes perpetrated by Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb in 1991’s “The Silence of the Lambs.” And if you can’t trust a criminal mastermind, who can you trust?

4 John Anderton

In 2002’s “Minority Report,” psychics inform police of crimes before they happen. As a cop accused of going-tomurder-someone, Tom Cruise learns the legal system should probably go back to using things like “evidence.”

5 Stansfield

This bad cop (Gary Oldman) kills a girl’s entire family in 1994’s “Leon: The Professional.” Unfortunately for him, the girl has a friend who’s a hit man. And she’s a fast learner.

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informal circles of musicians taking turns in the spotlight. In hip-hop, the freestyle jam session is called a cipher. In bluegrass, it’s a pick. “We have different vocabulary for the same things,” Rench says. He wants every Gangstagrass member to appreciate where the genres come from. When the band’s tour took them through Kentucky last April, they visited mountaintop removal sites and a coal mine, the landscapes that inspired the birth of bluegrass. “It was an amazing experience for the MCs to go there and [see] where the music is coming out of,” Rench says.

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Rhythm and Bluegrass

Rench, center, is the mastermind behind musical mashup Gangstagrass.

GANGSTAGRASS Like a good peanut butter and pickle sandwich, Gangstagrass is proof that the most unlikely pairings can yield delicious results. The Brooklyn, N.Y.,-based band, a hybrid of an old-timey bluegrass troupe and a rap crew, lays down frenzied banjo picking and quick-draw rhymes with equal ferocity.

Tiny Dancer Gangstagrass is the brainchild of Rench, a producer who grew up on a steady diet of SoCal hip-hop in the ’80s. “In third grade, during recess, I’d be one of the kids that would find some cardboard to take out during recess to practice my backspin,” he says. “But my dad is from Oklahoma, so when I got home from school, it was all Johnny Cash and George Jones.”

Backcountry Beats For Rench, melding the banjos of the backcountry with beats from Brooklyn comes easier than you might expect.

Each track on Gangstagrass’ latest album, January’s “Broken Hearts and Stolen Money,” is driven by the airtight rhythms of Rench and his crew, whether they’re spitting rhymes or wailing on a fiddle. For listeners new to the group, part of the album’s appeal will be in its novelty. After all, how many country-flavored songs give a nod to Tupac?

Grandmaster Cash? Traditional bluegrass has no drums, but the instruments have a clear cadence, leaving plenty of room for Rench to add claps and backing rhythms. He started out adding rhymes from local MCs to some old tracks by bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, then recruited musicians to take his show on the road as Gangstagrass.

A Common History When the rappers and the bluegrass players sat down to write Gangstagrass’ first songs, they were surprised by how much they had in common. Both types of music prize improvisation skills, flaunted in

Some fans of classic bluegrass frown upon Gangstagrass’ cross-pollination, but Rench isn’t concerned. “I actually kind of enjoy hearing the complaints from the crotchety old bluegrass purists who think this is a crime against nature,” he says. “There are lots of people out there with Johnny Cash and Jay Z on their iPods on shuffle already … We’re just what they’ve been waiting for.” CHRISTINA CAUTERUCCI (FOR EXPRESS)

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20 THU ★ Rimi Natsukawa The Okinawan folk singer offers a performance that blends both traditional and modern musical elements in celebration of the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

21 FRI ★ Capital Reeds

One of the region’s up-and-coming chamber music groups, featuring Noelle Drewes on oboe, Santana Moreno on clarinet, and Jeff Ward on bassoon.

22 SAT ★ Serendib Dance The dance company performs Sri Lankan traditional and folk dances.

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Boston’s costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performs a unique blend of original and traditional New Orleans brass band music.

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The Montreal multi-instrumentalist, who has worked with Arcade Fire and others, plays music from his critically acclaimed 2013 release New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light.

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25 TUE ★ One Mic Creative Ecosystem Presents Hip-Hop in the Pocket

This show is a celebration of the creative exchange between two musical “play cousins”: go-go and hip-hop. The production features Rhome “DJ Stylus” Anderson and Pure Perfection Band and Show as they focus on and explore the key performance elements of both genres.

26 WED ★ One Mic Creative Ecosystem Presents Split This Rock Poetry Festival

A performance in partnership with Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014.

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The London-based duo fuses hip-hop and African rhythms with the aim of promoting a positive message of universal peace, equality, social justice, and environmental change.

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Shokanti approaches the mic with a unique expression of hip-hop, theater, and social consciousness that blends with the rhythms and soul of Cabo Verde, Africa.

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Presents Las Krudas and KEUR-GUI This double bill features Las Krudas, a female duo of hip-hop MCs, musicians, poets, and theater performers born and raised in Cuba who work to fight against oppression and to celebrate life. KEUR-GUI is a group of hip-hop musicians from Senegal whose music and performance speak out against bad governance and regime corruption in their home country. Please note: This concert contains explicit language.

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The oldest active hip-hop crew in South Africa, the Cape Town group is credited as pioneers of the “conscious” hip-hop movement of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Please note: This concert contains explicit language.

2 WED ★ One Mic Creative

Ecosystem Presents I Am: DC Youth’s Hip-Hop Vision This youth open mic and community discussion features winners from competitions that occurred throughout the city prior to One Mic.

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INSANA COLLINS, DC MOTOBOMB A professional photographer — “mostly for people (weddings) and babies,” she says — Collins is also an avid motorcycle rider. “I was inspired by a Times Square photo I saw featuring just a handful of motorcycles,” she says. “I thought, ‘Why don’t we have a motorcycle photo representative of D.C.?’ So I took one.”

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ERIN KELLY, EARLY MORNING FISHING (On the cover) “This is the perfect example of the kind of photo we love to feature in Exposed,” says Exposed DC’s Heather Goss. “We’ve seen a million photographs of the cherry blossoms — one of the biggest tourist destinations every year — but here is a guy just going about his own business among the beautiful scenery. This is D.C. living.”

CASEY LABRACK, U ST. THE NIGHT OF THE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT “That night, soon after the news broke of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, I heard from friends that people were gathering on U Street to demonstrate,” Labrack says. “I grabbed my camera on my way out the door.”

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A lot of D.C. residents think they’ve seen it all. The Exposed DC Photography Show is an annual reminder that there’s a lot more to see. “We always look for photographs that show a unique side of the city,” says Heather Goss, Exposed DC’s founder. The 2014 show, which opened Wednesday at Long View Gallery and runs through April 6, features lots of images of D.C. locations and scenes that tourists and even some locals don’t know about. The annual exhibition — now in its eighth year — starts out as a competition every December, and anyone and everyone can submit up to three images via Flickr. Culled from about 600 submissions, the 2014 show presents the 49 winning photos selected by Exposed DC’s judges. Originally sponsored by DCist, where Goss worked as an arts editor at the time she founded Exposed DC, the competition went independent this year. Last June, Exposed DC launched as a year-round venture, complete with a website and blog devoted to local photographers of all levels of experience. The blog regularly features new photos from around the D.C. area, interviews with local talent, informational guides and tutorials, and events listings. Exposed DC also hosts meetups, events and monthly happy hours to create a support network for local photographers. “People make friends through this experience,” says Goss, who now works at the Smithsonian. “It’s how I met a lot of my friends.” Goss hopes to reach more people by hosting photography classes and workshops soon. There are other benefits: This year, for the first time, a panel of local photojournalists chose six $100 Best-inShow awards, sponsored by the Corcoran College of Art and Design. And all works displayed at the show are up for sale. The photos typically range from $150 to $300 each; photographers get 70 percent of the proceeds, while 30 percent goes to Exposed DC. “It’s a great way to start supporting art in the community,” Goss says. Here are some of our favorite photos from this year’s show. ELENA GOUK ASSIAN (FOR E XPRESS)

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GERDA DECORTE, “W” “White man in a white suit in a white car in front of the W Hotel. That is hard to pass on!” says deCorte, a self-described “passionate street photographer.”

ALEX WONG, LAST DINER This photo was taken near closing time at the Old Post Office Pavilion’s basement food court. “I love the feel of this place open late at night,” says one of this year’s judges. “Everything else is dark and there’s this pop of color and activity.”

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Macaulay Culkin, center, plays in a pizza band.

THE PIZZA UNDERGROUND

Pizza is usually cheap, but it doesn’t have to be — and for Culkin’s title character in 1994, it probably wouldn’t be. At Pete’s Apizza, you can pick up a $32 large pie, but you get what you pay for: The Long Wharf is a white pizza topped with basil pesto, lemon oil, shrimp and Chesapeake clams. Pete’s Apizza,various locations, petesapizza.com.

4 ‘My Girl’

The greatest tearjerker of 1991 gets a twofold pizza: the honey, ham and pineapple at We the Pizza. First, this pie — topped with roasted pineapple, Virginia ham, ginger, honey and lemongrass — is sweet, and so is the movie. Second, the honey comes from bees, which caused Culkin’s character’s untimely, sting-filled death. We can just focus on the sweet part.

It’s the Pizza Delivery Band “Pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band” are six words that all make sense individually but not so much when you put them together. Unless you’re Macaulay Culkin, who cooked up The Pizza Underground. The band takes Velvet Underground songs and makes them about everyone’s favorite noncookie round food (VU leader Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” becomes “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice”). With Culkin and his pie-centric group in town for a sold-out show at the Black Cat on Friday, we rounded up some local restaurants that serve slices we think Culkin’s childhood movie characters would appreciate. KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRESS)

We the Pizza, 305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-544-4008, wethepizza.com.

5 ‘Sex and Breakfast’

Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW; Fri., 9 p.m., sold out; 202-667-4490, blackcatdc.com. (U Street)

1 ‘Home Alone’

In the 1990 blockbuster, hilariously abandoned 8-year-old Kevin — though living just outside Chicago — inexplicably orders a thin-crust pizza to feast on solo. Real Chicago pizza has a deep crust and the tomato sauce is on top — just like those served at District of Pi, which

also names its pies after Windy City neighborhoods. District of Pi, 910 F St. NW; 202-3935484, pi-dc.com. (Gallery Place)

2 ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’

Two years later, Kevin again finds himself family-less, but this time

he’s in the Big Apple. Which means he can now order the city’s signature thin crust. It’s the same kind served at Wiseguy Pizza, which brags on its “Newyorkinized water” and sells slices so large you have to fold them. Wiseguy Pizza, 300 Massachusetts Ave. NW; 202-408-7800, wiseguyny pizza.com. (Judiciary Square)

Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) enjoys pizza at home in “Home Alone,” top, and in a limo in “Home Alone 2,” middle. One-percenter “Richie Rich,” bottom, owns a big piece of the pie.

Wondering which D.C. pizza we think would appeal most to Culkin’s character from this 2007 film? (Oh, be honest: You didn’t know this movie existed.) Well, we couldn’t find a wifeswapping-themed pie. But Comet Ping Pong offers the Sunrise Pizza during its weekend brunch: ham, cheddar, potato and an egg all atop a crust. You can also add bacon, and you should always add bacon. Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave NW; 202-364-0404, cometpingpong.com.

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Charcuterie is the French method of cooking, curing and dry-aging meats, which are traditionally thinly sliced and served at the beginning of a meal. Simple enough, right? Wrong. Sausage, bacon, terrines and the like require specific salt percentages, pH balances, surface-to-mass ratios and heat levels in order for them to be tasty and edible. “I’m not sure there is anything in culinary arts that when made the right way requires more time, patience and craftsmanship,” says Jason Story, the co-owner of Three Little Pigs on Georgia Avenue. Even the word “charcuterie” itself needs more explaining. Meat that has been salted and air-dried but not heated is more precisely defined as salumi, an Italian word that translates to “salted meat.” Luckily, D.C. is home to an increasing number of artisans who are keeping track of all this. In fact, of the following six restaurants (all of which have a robust collection of cured meats), five have opened within the past nine months. TE X T AND PHOTOS BY BRIAN OH (FOR E XPRESS)

Three Little Pigs 5111 Georgia Ave. NW; 202-726-0102, threelittlepigsdc.com.

With its two-year anniversary in March, Three Little Pigs is one of the older shops in town focused on cured meats. It’s also one of the most expansive. Story estimates there are roughly 75 products in preparation, with 25 available, at any given time. For a charcuterie neophyte, Story recommends ordering a familiar item like kielbasa sausage and three adventurous items, like sobrassada (a spreadable Spanish sausage), head cheese and lardo (cured back fat aged one year). “It should feel safe enough and exhilarating enough, like learning how to ride a bike,” Story says. Three Little Pigs also offers regular classes in charcuterie and salumi methods.

Lupo Verde

Bring Home the Bacon

1401 T St. NW; 202-827-4752, lupoverdedc.com. (U Street)

Cured D.C., a meat CSA headquartered in Union Kitchen, offers small, medium and full bundles of cured meats if you prefer to chew the fat at home ($95-$180, cureddc.com). Founder Chris Johnson was inspired to start the service after exploring European markets while living in London for grad school. Expect a mix of pork, beef, lamb and duck products like hand-crafted Spanish chorizo, lamb prosciutto and pate. Cured also holds monthly charcuterie classes ($100), just in case you have the urge to turn your place into a meat locker. (HOLLEY SIMMONS, E XPRESS)

Lupo Verde serves rustic southern Italian meals, which “99 percent of the time start with a charcuterie board,” says co-owner Antonio Matarazzo. The recently opened restaurant features roughly 15 meats imported from Italy as well as house-made prosciuttos. To complement your woodfired pizzas and pastas, chef Domenico Apollaro recommends the finocchiona (a salami seasoned with toasted fennel seeds and aged for 30-45 days) and soppressata (a salami seasoned with paprika). Lupo Verde also has a counter in the back where 70 percent of the menu can be purchased to-go, including the meats and more than 50 cheeses. (We’ll be on the lookout for an invitation to your dinner party.)

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The latest in the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s expansion, The Partisan is a just-opened offshoot of the new Red Apron butcher shop in Penn Quarter. Headed by chef Nate Anda and executive chef Ed Witt, The Partisan has an encyclopedic inventory of 30 to 40 rotating cured meats (in addition to a full menu). Anda describes the menu as “sushi style,” encouraging diners to pick and choose pieces that interest them. Many of the offerings are inventive takes on traditional recipes, like the pig ear terrine with layers of pig ears, tongues, soy sauce and basil. Anda is also preparing meats to accompany specific cocktails. (Think a Negroni-inspired salami made with Campari, rosemary and orange.)

Osteria Morini 301 Water St. SE, Suite 109; 202-484-0660, osteriamorini.com/washington-dc. (Navy Yard)

The menu at this waterfront newcomer from chef Michael White reads like a culinary road map to Italy’s Emilia Romagna region. (If you think of the country as a boot, it’s in the north where the straps would be.) “Emilia Romagna is the bread basket of Italy,” executive chef Matt Adler says. “It’s where prosciutto di Parma is from, it’s home to the city of Bologna where mortadella is from.” Osteria Morini complements its selection of imported cured meats with house-made pates, sausages and terrines, including a duck foie gras made with pistachios and dried cherries. Also available at the osteria: egg-rich pastas, spit-roasted meats and Mediterranean seafood. “The sheer variety of our menu means you can go in so many directions” after your charcuterie board, Adler says.

Mockingbird Hill 1843 Seventh St. NW; 202-316-9396, drinkmoresherry.com. (Shaw)

Derek Brown’s Mockingbird Hill made a name for itself last June as the first bar in D.C. dedicated to sherry. True to Spanish tradition, the fortified wine is served with ham. Chef Julien Shapiro curates a brief menu of meats that features a hand-carved serrano ham produced according to legal guidelines set by the European Union to guarantee quality. “Spanish hams keep the aitch bone in so the morphology of the muscles stays intact, since these hams are usually aged longer than French or Parma hams,” Shapiro says. He also serves an American variation produced in Surry, Va., and others, like a lomo (pork tenderloin) or duck prosciutto.

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Urban Butcher 8226 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; 301-585-5800, urbanbutcher.com. (Silver Spring)

Inside chef Raynold Mendizabal’s Silver Spring temple to all things meat, you’ll find a 144-square-foot glass curing room filled with hanging prosciuttos, coppa and sausages. The controlled environment in the room allows him to do all the butchering and curing in-house. “Charcuterie is strong in Mediterranean climates because the climate allows for the growth of the right bacteria,” Mendizabal says. Asked what he might recommend for a cured-meat novice, Mendizabal responds, “Try everything.” Well, almost everything: Because he is dedicated to making everything in-house, some of the meats call for longer aging periods and won’t be ready until later this year or next.

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Langoustines, red king prawns, quinoa, maitake mushrooms and foie gras make up the Under the Sea dinner special.

Within Season In celebration of the vernal equinox on Thursday, Brabo in Old Town is hosting a spring-inspired feast on Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. ($50, 1600 King St., Alexandria; 703-8943440, braborestaurant.com). Expect a whole-roasted Shenandoah Valley lamb, roasted new potatoes and glasses of Marzen, a pale lager brewed only in winter months. It all comes courtesy of Harper McClure, Brabo’s new-ish chef de cuisine. Head back on Wednesday, when McClure will debut his first spring menu with dishes like citrus-cured Arctic char, crispy veal sweetbreads and suckling pig. H.S.

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Fiola Mare blows lesser seafood spots out of the water Stop the presses! There’s a new restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront and good timing can land you a table with a view of the Potomac River and the Kennedy Center. The menu and the vista can be caught at the 7,500-squarefoot Fiola Mare, the long-awaited Mediterranean seafood destination and the third local restaurant from chef Fabio Trabocch i, who ha s blessed the Washington scene with Fiola in Penn Quarter and Casa Luca downtown. Fiola Mare sports the sleek good looks of an ocean cruiser and beckons with some of the most rococo dishes now playing. Ask for the peekytoe crab salad, decorated with pansies and nasturtiums, and you’ll see what I mean. The sweet star of the plate hails from Maine, and it comes with accents that ricochet from tangy (roasted tomatoes) to herbal (sorrel cream) to sparkling (lemon zest) from bite

to bite. Risotto stained with squid ink, a frequent special, merits regular play. Scattered across the surface of the dark grains are tasty bites of fried salt cod tripe (actually bladder) and gelatinous fish throat. The staff appears to have been recruited from the pages of Italian Vogue, but the servers are no mere well-dressed models. They know the food as if they made it themselves, and they follow every request with a “Right away!” or “Excellent choice!” Honestly, though, the rating becomes grating after a while. Fiola Mare is yet another opportunity for me to stand on my soapbox and complain about restaurants that force diners to sit through passion plays. When I tell my waiter that my companions and I are ready to order, he flashes a faux frown and replies, “Aren’t you going to let me give you my presentation?” Reluctantly, we relent — and quickly become sorry: For the next 10 minutes, we’re held hostage as he more or less reads the entire menu to us. My annoyance ends with the arrival of Oysters & Caviar, a first

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course presented in a parfait glass with a savory froth of champagne zabaglione. The indulgence has few equals. Pristine bay scallops with a shimmer of Sicilian olive oil and shavings of earthy black truffles also help erase the suffering. Given all the distractions at Fiola Mare, which has quickly become a social hub for One Percenters (and their plastic surgeons), my inclination is to order something simple from the market counter near the visible kitchen. Whole grilled dorade is deftly filleted at the table and trailed by a fleet of seasonings, among them black olive salt and fennel aioli. The best way to eat the Mediterranean pleasure is with a side of bright and lemony sauteed spinach. Fiola is a grand party boat that ends with a flourish of onebite sweets that prove as delicious as they are beautiful. Just remember not to take the waiter’s bait and subject yourself to the equivalent of books on tape. Food this good can sell itself. TOM SIETSEMA (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Fiola Mare, 3050 K St. NW; 202-628-0065, fiolamaredc.com.

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Events in Full Bloom TRACY A. WOODWARD (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Washingtonians have a love-hate relationship with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. But after a harsh winter — by D.C. standards — it still means spring. The 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival begins Thursday and continues through April 13. Highlights include:

The Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts performed in front of the National Archives during the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

1. Family Days this weekend. There are indoor and outdoor activities for children at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Nearest Metros: Gallery Place, Judiciary Square. 2. Kite festival on March 29. Competitions and open kite-flying areas will draw many participants and spectators to the Washington Monument grounds from 10 a.m. to

4:3 0 p. m . Ne a r e s t Me t r o s: Smithsonian, Federal Triangle. 3. Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival. Free music after 1 p.m. on April 5 at venues around Seventh and Water streets SW, and at 8:30 p.m., fireworks on the Washington Channel. Nearest Metros: Waterfront, L’Enfant Plaza. 4. Cherry Blossom 10-mile run and 5K walk/run. From 7:15 a.m. to

about noon on April 6, starting and ending on the 15th Street NW side of the Washington Monument. Lincoln Memorial Circle and Independence Avenue near the Tidal Basin are good viewpoints for spectators. Nearest Metros: Smithsonian, Federal Triangle. 5. The Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, 10 a.m. to noon on April 12, marches along Constitution Avenue from Seventh to 17th streets NW. Grandstand seats start at $20, but watching the parade on Constitution Avenue between Ninth and 15th streets is free. Get there early. Nearest Metros: Archives, Federal Triangle. ROBERT THOMSON (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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A TREE-LINED PATH

Before long, the Tidal Basin will transform into an enchanted dreamland of palepink clouds and flower-petal snowflakes. And a nightmare of slow-moving tourists and allergy triggers. Whatever your feelings about cherry blossom season, we have identified a way for you to enjoy it this year. SADIE DINGFELDER (E XPRESS)

Happy Spring! What’s your favorite thing?

Food

Are you prone to motion sickness?

Yes

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I’m saving it for the bar.

Why not?

Vodka No

Flowers

Chocolate or vanilla liqueur?

I just bought an engagement ring. Yes

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Can you spare $8? Chocolate

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ODYSSEY CRUISES Take in panoramic views of the Potomac’s pink shores while enjoying lunch, brunch or dinner on an Odyssey vessel. As you glide down the river, gloat at the sore-footed throngs confined to solid ground. Odyssey Cruises, 600 Water St. SW; $55-$105; through April 13; 866-3062469, odysseycruises.com. (Waterfront)

GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE For March and April only, the as-seenon-TV bakery will serve special cherry blossom-themed cupcakes ($2.75): Fresh cherries baked in a classic vanilla cake, topped with cherry cream cheese frosting and crowned with a sparkling fondant blossom. Georgetown Cupcake, 3301 M St. NW, 202-333-8448; and 4834 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 301-907-8900, georgetown cupcake.com. (Bethesda)

ZENGO If you prefer your sweets a little less cutesy, visit this Latin-Asian fusion restaurant and order up their cherry blossom dessert special, a crema fresca mousse cake on a graham cracker crust, topped with yuzu marmalade and warm cherry compote ($7). Zengo, 781 Seventh St. NW; 202393-2929, richardsandoval.com/ zengodc. (Gallery Place)

KENWOOD If Richard Nixon’s corrupt veep doesn’t creep you out, visit Kenwood, the verdant neighborhood Spiro Agnew once called home. Take a stroll through the area’s famous Yoshino cherry trees — the same type that grace the Tidal Basin. Your walk won’t take you far from Bethesda’s many restaurants, so go ahead and build up an appetite.

SEWARD SQUARE If you’re not spooked by former spooks, meander the side streets around Seward Square SE, where notorious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover once lived. You’re sure to find some splendid cherry trees among the fancy rowhouses near Lincoln Park and Eastern Market, too. Want to look like a local? Borrow a dog and a baby buggy and you’ll blend right in.

Kenwood, Little Falls Parkway and River Road, Bethesda.

Seward Square, between Fourth and Sixth streets SE and crossed by Pennsylvania and North Carolina avenues SE. (Eastern Market)

DUMBARTON OAKS GARDENS This former private estate, now a Harvard University-owned research center, has 10 acres of gardens and four species of cherry trees. Gallop down a meandering path bounded by yellow forsythia while imagining you’re the wild, brooding son of a railway tycoon. Stand beneath a weeping cherry tree and pretend to be the consumptive daughter of Georgetown gentry. It costs just $8 to indulge your rich-kid fantasies. Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, 1703 32nd St. NW; Tue.-Sun., 2-6 p.m., $8; 202-339-6401, doaks.org.

TIDAL BASIN Declaring one’s undying love beneath a symbol of ephemeral beauty seems a bit off, but it’s a common sight at this crowded tourist spot. Exhibitionist lovers must appreciate the hordes cheering them on? Enlist a friend with a nice camera to capture the moment, and you’ll have the prettiest engagement photos around.

U.S. NATIONAL ARBORETUM Claim a private spot underneath one of the 2,000 cherry trees in this sprawling preserve, and no one will see you cry if your proposal tanks. Should you need a distraction, you can always learn about the Arboretum’s 600 different cherry tree varieties, some of which were developed by USDA scientists.

Tidal Basin, circled by Independence Avenue, 15th Street SW and Ohio Drive.

U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE; 202-245-2726, usna .usda.gov.

M STREET BAR & GRILL Skip the mimosas at this popular brunch spot, and order up the “Mint Chocolate Cherry” cocktail instead. It features Godiva mint chocolate liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream and black cherry vodka ($6). M Street Bar & Grill, 2033 M St. NW; 202-530-3621, mstreetdc.com. (Dupont Circle)

THE HAMILTON In celebration of the blossoms, this downtown eatery is serving Washington’s Cherry Temple, a cocktail of vodka, tart cherry juice, cherry liqueur and vanilla simple syrup ($11). The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW; 202787-1000, thehamiltondc.com. (Metro Center)

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Ride or Walk —Don’t Drive How to stay cheery getting to the Cherry Blossom Festival Transit The best tip we can offer blossom seekers is don’t drive. More than 1.5 million people are expected to visit the Washington region during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. That means the city’s already frustrating traffic will be even more so.

Metro Despite the crowding, riding Metro is almost always better than driving to downtown because of the

traffic congestion near the festival’s attractions. Metro will suspend weekend track work during the festival to ease things for riders. DETAILS: Ride the Blue or Orange line to the Smithsonian station. The L’Enfant Plaza station, on the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green lines, is a 10-minute walk from the blossoms.

Parking at Metro Garages Parking is free on weekends at the lots and garages operated by Metro. Drivers who park and ride on weekdays will need a SmarTrip or a credit card to pay at the exits.

Bus Using a SmarTrip to allow for ease of boarding without exact change.

DETAILS: The 7Y, 11Y, 13F, 13G, 16F, H1, L1, N3, V7, V9, X1 and 52 routes stop within a half-mile of the Tidal Basin.

Biking Capital Bikeshare has many stations along the Mall. At its website, you can sign up to be a member for 24 hours, three days, a month or a year, then take a bike from any station. The first 30 minutes of each trip are free; riders pay a fee for every additional 30 minutes. DETAILS: The following Bikeshare locations are within blossoms walking distance: Jefferson Memorial; Ohio and West Basin drives SW; Ohio and Buckeye drives SW; Lincoln Memorial; Jefferson Drive at 12th and 14th streets SW; Independence Ave-

nue and 12th Street SW; and Independence Avenue and 10th Street SW.

Parking Downtown Car parking near the Tidal Basin during blossom time is extremely scarce, and traffic is heavy. Limited parking — very limited — for people with disabilities is available near the memorials. DETAILS: Hains Point has free parking for about 800 cars. There also is limited free parking along Ohio Drive SW in West Potomac Park.

Walking Smithsonian is the Metro station closest to the Tidal Basin, but it’s jammed at blossom time. If you’re up for a little more walking, get off at L’Enfant Plaza, Federal Triangle or Foggy Bottom. ROBERT THOMSON (THE WASHINGTON POST)

April 9

Capital Weather Gang predicts a later than average peak bloom for the cherry blossoms this year — most likely between April 7 and April 11, centered on April 9. This forecast is very similar to the National Park Service’s forecast of an April 8-12 peak bloom period. Blossom peak bloom date records have been maintained by the National Park Service since 1921. The earliest bloom date on record was March 15, 1990, and latest was April 18, 1958. The average peak bloom date is April 4. JASON SAMENOW (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Tour Guides in Your Pocket Want to check out the cherry blossoms? Apps lead the way Mobile We’ve all seen them: those gentle souls who walk zombielike, heads lowered, smartphones pressed close to their faces, checking out something online while seemingly oblivious to the world around them. This year, though, the Walking Read may be the ones most in the know about the National Cherry Blossom Festival, as there are more app options than ever for those who want to amplify their experience at the festival. Here’s a sample:

Festival Guide

and Google Play.)

Explore DC (created by the staff of Express) tells you all you need to know about popular attractions. It’s also full of trivia, like where to find the “indicator tree” that tells the National Park Service when to expect peak bloom. ($1.99 at iTunes.)

The event’s free official National Cherry Blossom Festival app is an essential download. In addition to offering detailed but easy-to-understand schedules of the events and tours, it helps answer the question on every attendee’s mind: How do I find those trees? Visitors can also use the app as a virtual guide for a walking tour around the Tidal Basin. (Free at iTunes and Google Play;

Biking

visitors also can check the festival’s official Twitter feed, @CherryBlossFest.)

Getting Around With RideScout, just enter Point A and Point B, and the app displays every way imaginable to travel the distance, plus the estimat-

ed cost and departure and arrival times for each trip. (Free at iTunes

The National Cherry Blossom Festival app gives schedules and answers FAQs.

If you want to take advantage of one of the largest bike-sharing systems in the country, look no further than “Where a bike at?” All on one screen, this app shows you a map of the closest Capital Bikeshare locations, their addresses, how long it would take to walk to them, and how many bikes and empty docks they have. (Free at iTunes.)

Transit With 1,500 users, CapitolHop is becoming one of the most highly rated transportation apps for the District. The application uses a smartphone’s GPS technology to find the closest bus or rail stops and Metro data to put arrival times into your hands. (Free at iTunes.)

Parking Although street parking is scarce, many free apps will guide drivers to parking lots and garages. SpotHero and ParkWhiz , both free at iTunes and Google Play, are two examples. Linked with your device’s GPS, they display maps showing nearby parking and rates. They allow users to make reservations online. Don’t use it while you’re driving. PATRICK SVITEK, ROBERT THOMSON AND VICTORIA ST. MARTIN (THE WASHINGTON POST)

It’s a wonderful time of year in the Nation’s Capital, and a wonderful time to take Metro to get there. Following months of intense work that has already resulted in a safer, more reliable, more on-time system, we’re taking a short break from rebuilding to let everyone enjoy the season. Now through April 13, there’s no scheduled weekend track work, so you can take Metro wherever the spring takes you. For more information, visit wmata.com.

Check out the Cherry Blossoms

TRAVEL TIP: Smithsonian Station gets very crowded this time of year. If you’re traveling to the Tidal Basin, consider Arlington Cemetery, L’Enfant Plaza or Archives instead.

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B FEATURED LISTING B Thomas Circle Singers

TCS Goes Pops!

An evening showcasing the lighter side of TCS, with post-concert food, drink & silent auction. Auction items include King Street Coffee, Arena Stage & more!

Sat. March 22, 2014 @ 7pm

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church 4700 Whitehaven Pkway NW ThomasCircleSingers.org

$40 per ticket $60 per pair

American University’s Greenberg Theatre american.tix.edu

$15 Regular Price

THEATRE Inherit the Wind A workshop staging of Motti Lerner’s

The Admission

March 27 & 28: 8 p.m. March 29: 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. PWYC Previews 3/20 & 3/24 at 7:30; $30 Previews 3/22 at 8 & 3/23 at 7:30

Inspired by the Scopes “monkey” trial, this theater performance at American University explores the central idea of furthering truth and personal freedom. An Israeli homage to Arthur Miller's All My Sons set in Haifa during the first Intifada.

Theater J 1529 16th St. NW 800-494-8497 or www.theaterj.org Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD imaginationstage.org Gunston Theater 2 Arlington, VA, Free Parking AmericanCentury.org 703-998-4555

$30 $45

Thru April 6! Best for ages 1-5

Scarves become birds, and socks can dance when kids play dress-up! Let your imagination go wild with this interactive and fun show!

Oh Dad, Poor Dad...

Opens March 21

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad by Arthur Kopit

Gender topsy-turvy!

Thurs–Sat at 7:30 pm; Sat & Sun at 2 pm, through Mar 23

Edgy new production of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending classic novel beautifully adapted for the stage by Sarah Ruhl.

Theatre on the Run wscavantbard.org or 703-418-4808 for tix and info

$10 – $35

March 8 - 29, 2014 Wed-Sat @ 8pm; Sun @ 3pm

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Proof” explores the link between love and the mysteries of science.

Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 703/683-0496 See website for additional information: www.thelittletheatre.com

$17-20 per ticket

Regular Schedule: Tuesday–Friday at 8 Saturday at 6 & 9 Sunday at 3 & 7

It's an ordinary day at the Shear Madness salon, when the lady upstairs gets knocked off. WHOdunit? Catch the killer at this comedy, where "shrieks of laughter night after night" (Washington Post), shake the walls of the Kennedy Center.

The Kennedy Center Theater Lab Student Rush Tickets Available Tickets: 202-467-4600 Groups: 202-416-8400 www.shearmadness.com

Inside Out Children's Theatre American Century

Orlando Proof Written by David Auburn Directed by Susan Devine

Shear Madness

The Kennedy Center Theater Lab

$10+

Up to $40

Reg Price: $50 Great Group Rates Avail.

$10 seniors and AU community Panel discussion after every performance Discover the joy of turning things inside out! Kopit’s 1962 absurdist black comedy! 2 pm Sat shows are Pay What You Can.

Added Spring Shows: Mon @ 8 Tue @ 5 Wed @ 5 Thu @ 5

MUSIC - CHAMBER The United States Air Force Band

Chamber Players Series

Join members of The United States Air Force Band’s Concert Band as they present “An Evening of Virtuosic Solo Performers”.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Koresh Dance Company

Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Friday, March 21 Saturday, March 22 at 8pm Lansburgh Theatre

Saturday, March 29 at 8pm The Howard Theatre

THIS WEEKEND!

Co-presented with CityDance

Co-presented with The Howard Theatre

Presented by

Washington Performing Arts Society

The Lyceum 201 S. Washington St. Alexandria, Va. www.usafband.af.mil

Free, no tickets required

Of Thee We Sing MOMIX The Marian Anderson 75th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, April 12 at 7pm DAR Constitution Hall

WPAS.org • (202) 785-WPAS (9727)

Botanica Apr 25 - 26 at 8pm GW Lisner Auditorium Co-presented with Lisner Auditorium and CityDance

First come, first seated.

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MUSIC - CHAMBER Ensembles from “The President’s Own” will perform Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, Hollinden’s Cold Pressed, Tanner’s Concerto for Timpani and Brass Instruments, Paulson’s “Time on the Tracks,” Grabois’ Zen Monkey, Reich’s Mallet Quartet, and DiLorenzo’s A Little Russian Circus.

U.S. Marine Band

Brass & Percussion Ensembles

Sunday at 2 p.m.

John Philip Sousa Band Hall Marine Barracks Annex 7th & K Streets, SE Washington, DC 202-433-4011 www.marineband.marines.mil

Free, no tickets required

Free parking is available under the overpass on 7th Street.

$25 $30

Concert presented by Serenade! International Choral Series and Classical Movements

$15-30

For more information, call 703-6423277

$15

Free parking after 5pm w/ validation/ Near metro

$25 $30

Celebrating Reston’s 50th: the Vision and Visionary

MUSIC - CHORAL German Choir: Calmus

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:30pm

An Afternoon with

Sunday, March 23rd 4:00 PM, Lecture at 3:30

Morten Lauridsen

The exquisite a cappella ensemble Calmus returns to Alexandria for an encore performance. Having an 800year-old tradition, this rising star in choral music performs a wide variety of works from old to new with its five celebrated and pure voices. “I’ve never heard a finer ensemble” (Wash. Post) A 4-day residency with Morten Lauridsen culminating in a lecture & performance with nearly 200 voices & the composer himself at the piano!

St. Paul’s Church 228 S. Pitt Street Old Town, Alexandria, VA ClassicalMovements.com For tickets: 703-683-6040 National Presbyterian Church 4101 Nebraska Ave NW www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org

MUSIC - CONCERTS Gangstagrass

Low down honky tonk meets block rockin’ beats in the unique musical fusion that is Gangstagrass.

Friday, March 21 8pm

World Premiere

McCullough’s "The Essential Life"

Sun. March 23 at 4 pm

David B. Lang, Artistic Director Star of Okinawan Pop

Rimi Natsukawa

Thurs. March 20, 6pm

Latin, Jazz, Cuban

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8pm

Tiempo Libre

Critically acclaimed composer Donald McCullough (Holocaust Cantata, Let My People Go) returns to Washington with his latest work for chorus and orchestra, "The Essential Life", commissioned by The Reston Chorale. With SLHS singers, Amadeus Orchestra and Baritone Timothy LeFebvre. Superstar of Okinawan music Rimi Natsukawa performs a preview to her appearance at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony Classical & Cuban music w/ a pinch of jazz and groove. The group performs timba music, an irresistible danceinducing mix of Latin jazz & Cuban son

Artisphere 1101 Wilson Blvd Arl VA 22209 www.artisphere.com South Lakes High School 11400 South Lakes Drive Reston, VA 703.834.0079 x 4 restonchorale.org The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage www.kennedy-center.org BlackRock Ctr for the Arts Germantown, MD 20874 Go to Blackrockcenter.org or call 240.912.1058

Free and open to the public

Official Event of the NCBF

$14.0030.00

Located just off I-270, closer than you think!

Harris Theatre 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax http://www.fairfaxsymphony.org

$25-$60

$5 Student (6-18) tickets available at the door

Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Tix available at 202.397.SEAT ticketmaster.com

$36

Discounts available for groups of 10+. 202-312-1427

Artisphere 1101 Wilson Blvd Arl VA 22209 www.artisphere.com

$15

MUSIC - ORCHESTRAL The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

March 22-23, 2014 Saturday at 8:00 p.m Sunday at 2:00 p.m

A feast of contrasts—Shostakovich and Britten contrasted with timeless Mozart and maverick Varèse.

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm

A musical, political satire. We put the MOCK in Democracy! www.capsteps.com Info: 202.312.1555

COMEDY Washington, DC’s Premiere Political Satire Troupe

FILMS EVENTS Part of the Env Film Fest

Himalaya Song A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen

Shining Night Independent Film

United in Anger: Act Up

Fri., March 21 7 PM & 9 PM Saturday, March 22nd 2:15 PM Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Himalaya Song merges film, live music & storytelling in an acclaimed & hauntingly beautiful multimedia performance exploring issues facing the Himalayas. FCS presents the award winning documentary Shining Night featuring an indepth discussion with Morten Lauridsen following the screening. Award-winning film explores how a small group of people of all races & classes came together to change the world & save each other’s lives.

Angelika Film Center & Cafe 2911 District Ave. Fairfax, VA www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org BlackRock Ctr for the Arts Germantown, MD 20874 Go to Blackrockcenter.org or call 240.912.1058

$15-20

$8.00

Free parking after 5pm w/ validation/ Near metro For more information, call 703-6423277 Located just off I-270, closer than you think!

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FRIDAY 9:30 Club: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., 8 p.m.; Deep Fried Disco, Man & Woman, Rollergirl, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Birchmere: Kathleen Madigan, 7:30 p.m. Empire: The Grouch and Eligh, Eliot Lipp, Pigeon John, DJ Fresh, 10 p.m. George Mason University/Patriot Center: “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour,” 8 p.m.

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The Howard Theatre: Get the Led Out, 7:30 p.m. U Street Music Hall: The Colourist, Night Terrors of 1927 and Wind and the Wave, 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 9:30 Club: Drive-By Truckers, 8 p.m. Birchmere: Kathleen Madigan, 7:30 p.m.

Black Cat: Dum Dum Girls, 9 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts: Suzy Bogguss, 8 p.m. Empire: We Butter The Bread With Butter, Lions Lions, Honour Crest, Silent on Fifth Street, Encasing Embrace, A Scent Like Wolves, Sanctuaries, 5 p.m. George Mason University/Patriot Center: “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour,” 8 p.m.

Local movie times DISTRICT

AMC Loews Georgetown 14 3111 K Street N.W.

www.AMCTheatres.com

Gravity 3D (PG-13) CC;RealD 3D: 12:50-3:10-5:30-7:55-10:15 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC;RealD 3D: 1:35-6:45 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 12:30-2:30-3:15-5:306:00-8:00-8:45 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 4:45-10:50 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 3:00-7:40 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 12:35-5:20-10:00 Divergent (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 8:00-9:00-9:45-10:45-11:30 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:05-2:40-5:20-8:00-10:35 300: Rise of an Empire An IMAX 3D Experience (R) IMAX;RealD 3D: (!) 1:45-4:45 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 1:15-4:00-6:45 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) CC;Digital Presentation: 12:45 American Hustle (R) CC;Digital Presentation: 4:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 12:50-3:30-6:00 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 7:00-9:50 The Lego Movie (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 4:10-9:15 Divergent: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Digital Presentation;IMAX: 8:00-11:15 12 Years a Slave (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 1:00-4:00 Son of God (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 12:15-3:20-6:30-9:35 Veronica Mars (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:00-2:45-5:20-8:00-10:40 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 1:45-7:45

AMC Loews Uptown 1 3426 Connecticut Avenue N.W.

www.AMCTheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 2:45-5:15 Divergent (PG-13) Digital Presentation: (!) 8:00

AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW

www.AMCTheatres.com

Gravity 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 6:00-8:15 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 12:50 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 3:05-9:50 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:20-5:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 2:40-7:30 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 8:00-8:30-9:00-9:40 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:002:45-5:20 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:00 The Metropolitan Opera: Werther ENCORE AMC INDEPENDENT: (!) 1:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:10-2:50-5:25 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 7:00 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 3:30 12 Years a Slave (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 3:10 ROYAL BALLET: The Sleeping Beauty (NR) AMC INDEPENDENT: (!) 7:00 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:05-6:05

Avalon

5612 Connecticut Avenue

www.theavalon.org

The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) (NR) Academy Award Winner! Best Foreign Language Film: 10:30-1:30-7:45 Kids for Cash (PG-13) One Week Only!: 5:00 Child's Pose (Pozitia Copilului) (NR) 12:00-2:45-5:30-8:15

Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW

www.landmarktheatres.com

Dallas Buyers Club (R) 1:05-4:05-9:40 Stranger By The Lake (L'inconnu du lac) (NR) 12:45-5:30-9:45 The Lunchbox (Dabba) (PG) 2:10-4:40-7:10-9:40 Philomena (PG-13) 2:30-4:45 Her (R) 7:00-9:30 Tim's Vermeer (PG-13) 3:15-7:50 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) 12:30-1:00-1:30-2:45-3:15-4:15-5:155:45-6:30-7:30-8:15-9:00-10:00 Generation War: A Different Time, Part One (NR) 5:00 Generation War: A Different War, Part Two (NR) 1:45-8:15

Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14

707 Seventh Street NW www.regalcinemas.com RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:30 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS Service: 1:50-5:00-7:50-10:30 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 1:00-4:10-7:10-9:50 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 3:55-9:55 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:10-2:40-5:20-7:55-10:25 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 12:00-2:25-7:20 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS Service: (!) 4:55-9:45 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS Service: 3:20

George Washington University/Lisner Auditorium: DC Stands For the Troops Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java: Noah Gundersen, Armon Jay, 8 p.m. Kennedy Center/Concert Hall: National Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, 8 p.m.

Rams Head On Stage: Mike Doughty, 8:30 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel: Lydia, 8 pm. The Fillmore: Aer, RDGLDGRN, NeW bEAt FUNd, 8:30 p.m. The Hamilton: Harris Face, 10:30 p.m., free. The Howard Theatre: SWV, 8 p.m. U Street Music Hall: How To Dress Well, Forest Swords, 7 p.m.

300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) RealD 3D: (!) 6:45

Divergent (PG-13) ...XTREME AUDITORIUM...;Stadium Seating: (!) 8:00 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) ...XTREME AUDITORIUM...;Stadium Seating: (!) 10:30-1:20-4:30-7:30-10:30 Ride Along (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 9:40 About Last Night (R) Stadium Seating: 10:40-1:30-4:20-7:20-10:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 10:20-1:30-4:20-7:20-10:20 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) Stadium Seating: (!) 7:00 The Lego Movie (PG) Stadium Seating: 11:50-2:50-6:00-9:00 Repentance (R) Stadium Seating: 11:10-1:50-4:40-7:50-10:40 Son of God (PG-13) Stadium Seating: 11:00-2:30 300: Rise of an Empire (R) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:10-1:10-4:10-7:1010:10 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:40-4:40-7:40-10:40 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) Stadium Seating: (!) 12:10-3:00 Divergent (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 8:00 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:0012:30-1:00-3:30-4:00-6:30-7:00-10:00 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 6:10-9:30

SUNDAY 9:30 Club: Drive-By Truckers, 8 p.m. Birchmere: Kathleen Madigan, 7:30 p.m. Empire: Battle to open for Emmure, 5 p.m. Jammin’ Java: Dead Men’s Hollow, Gold Top County Ramblers, 12:30 p.m.; Boy and Bear, Dresses, 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore: Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra, 3 p.m.

(!) No Pass/No Discount Ticket

Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 8:00-9:00 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:201:20-3:30-4:30-7:30-10:20 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 12:00-2:30-5:00-7:35-10:05 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:05-2:50-5:30-8:10-10:50 12 Years a Slave (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:45-6:50 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 7:00-9:40 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:40-3:45-7:05-10:15 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 12:10-3:10 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:50-4:00-7:00-10:00 Need for Speed (PG-13) 1:40-4:40-7:40-10:40

West End Cinema 2301 M Street NW

http://westendcinema.com/

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (NR) New York Times Critics' Pick!: 3:005:00-7:20-9:20 The Past (Le passe) (PG-13) English Subtitles;Washington Post Critics' Pick!: 4:20-7:00 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) English Subtitles;Oscar nomineeBest Animated Feature!: 9:40 Bethlehem (NR) English Subtitles;Winner- 6 Israeli Academy Awards!: 5:20-9:50 Omar (NR) English Subtitles;Oscar nominee- Best Foreign Language Film!: 2:40-7:40

MARYLAND

AFI Silver Theatre Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Road

www.afi.com/silver

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) (NR) 3:00 Before Sunset (R) 9:30 The President (Le president) (NR) (!) 9:30 The Great Kilapy (O Grande Kilapy) (NR) (!) 7:30 Burn it up Djassa (Le djassa a pris feu) (NR) (!) 6:00 Dallas Buyers Club (R) 3:40 Nebraska (R) 1:20 Philomena (PG-13) 11:20-5:05 12 Years a Slave (R) 11:50AM Difret (NR) w/filmmakers Zeresenay Mehari and Mehret Mandefro: 7:15

AMC Loews Center Park 8 4001 Powder Mill Rd.

www.AMCTheatres.com

RoboCop (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: 3:45 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:30 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC;RealD 3D: 5:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 3:00-5:30-8:15 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 4:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:15-4:45 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 2:30-7:00 Divergent (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 8:00 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:50-3:25-6:00-8:35 Non-Stop (PG-13) Digital Presentation: (!) 1:35-4:30-7:30 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 7:00 The Lego Movie (PG) CC;Digital Presentation: 1:30 12 Years a Slave (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC;Digital Presentation: 12:40-6:30 Son of God (PG-13) CC;Digital Presentation: (!) 2:00-5:00 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC;RealD 3D: (!) 2:15-7:45

AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 800 Shoppers Way

www.AMCTheatres.com

300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:00 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 12:45-3:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 10:30-9:15 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 1:50-10:45 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:501:25-1:45-3:45-6:30-9:15 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 11:204:30-7:00 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:00-10:00 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 9:45-10:15-11:15-12:15-1:15-2:00-3:00-4:00-4:455:45-6:45-7:30-8:30-10:15 300: Rise of an Empire An IMAX 3D Experience (R) IMAX;RealD 3D: (!) 9:30-12:00-3:00-5:30 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 3:50 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:30-1:20-4:157:00-9:50 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 7:00-9:45 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:10AM Divergent: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Digital Presentation;IMAX: (!) 8:00-11:00 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:30-2:456:15-9:25 Veronica Mars (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:00-1:45-4:30-7:15-10:00 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 10:45-4:50-7:45

Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema 7235 Woodmont Avenue

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The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) SUBTITLED: 3:55-9:40 The Lunchbox (Dabba) (PG) 2:00-4:40-7:40-10:10 Philomena (PG-13) 1:35-4:00-7:00-9:30 Her (R) 1:40-4:30-7:30-10:05 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 1:15-6:55 12 Years a Slave (R) 1:10-4:10-7:10-9:55 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) 1:00-1:25-1:50-3:50-4:20-4:50-6:50-7:207:50-9:20-9:50-10:15

Regal Bethesda 10 7272 Wisconsin Avenue

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Frozen (PG) CC/DVS Service: 5:10 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS Service: 4:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 1:40 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:50-4:20-7:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS Service: (!) 1:05-3:50-6:30 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:00-4:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:50-4:40-7:30 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 8:00 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:30-5:00-7:20 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 2:00-4:50-7:40 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:20-4:10-6:50 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 7:00 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 1:10-4:30-7:50 Need for Speed (PG-13) 1:45-8:10

Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 6505 America Blvd.

RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:55-4:35-7:15-9:55 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:50-3:20-6:40-9:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 1:50-4:25-7:5010:20 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:40-4:40-7:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS Service: (!) 12:55-3:25 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:45-3:05-6:50-9:25 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 8:00-10:10 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:001:30-2:00-3:45-4:15-4:45-6:30-7:00-7:35-9:30-10:00-10:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:45-4:55-7:30-10:25 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:20-4:00-6:45-9:20 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 7:00-9:50 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:10-4:10 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:45-3:50-6:55-10:05 Need for Speed (PG-13) 1:15-7:20-10:35 Repentance (R) 4:30

Regal Majestic 20 & IMAX 900 Ellsworth Drive

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS Service: 11:55-2:40-5:20-8:00-10:40 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:55-5:00 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS Service: 1:05-3:45-6:30-9:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:30-3:00-5:458:30-11:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 12:25-1:40-3:15-4:206:00-7:05-8:50-9:40 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 2:05 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS Service: (!) 11:40-2:15-4:35 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:50-3:25-6:05-8:35-11:00 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 8:35-9:45-10:25 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:001:30-2:45-4:15-5:30-6:15-8:25-9:10-11:05 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 2:35 300: Rise of an Empire An IMAX 3D Experience (R) CC/DVS Se;IMAX: (!) 1:50-4:45 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:15-4:00-5:10-6:45-7:40-10:15 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 7:00-9:45 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 11:50-2:30-5:05-7:50-10:20 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:15-3:20-6:25-9:30 Divergent: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) CC/DVS S;IMAX: (!) 8:00-11:00 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:30-3:30-5:506:40-9:00-9:45 Need for Speed (PG-13) 1:20-4:30-7:30-10:45 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 11:45AM Repentance (R) 1:25-3:50 Son of God (PG-13) Spanish Dubbed: 1:00-4:05-7:20-10:30

Xscape 14 Theatres 7710 Matapeake Business Drive

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300: Rise of an Empire (R) ...XTREME AUDITORIUM...;Stadium Seating: (!) 1:40 Need for Speed (PG-13) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:00-1:00-4:15-7:25-10:40 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) Stadium Seating: (!) 10:00-11:00-2:002:30-5:00-5:30-8:00-8:30

VIRGINIA

AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 2150 Clarendon Blvd.

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300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 3:00-6:30-9:00 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: 11:30-12:30-2:00-4:45-5:30-7:30-10:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 11:45-2:00-4:30-7:15-9:45 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D;Reserved Seating: 1:00-3:20-5:30 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 11:00-1:45-4:30-7:20-10:00 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 11:00-1:50-4:45-7:40-10:30 The Wolf of Wall Street (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 12:00-6:45 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 4:00-10:35 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: 12:30-3:30 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating: (!) 8:00-8:45-10:30

AMC Hoffman Center 22

206 Swamp Fox Rd. www.AMCTheatres.com Frozen (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:45-1:40-4:20 Gravity 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 12:05-2:40-5:05-7:30-10:15 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 11:35-5:00 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 2:00-7:20 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 3:30-8:45 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: 10:30-11:20-1:103:50-4:40-6:30-9:10 Need for Speed (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 12:40-3:456:55-10:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:001:30-2:45-4:00-7:45 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:15-5:15 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 8:00-9:45-12:01 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 10:30-11:30-12:20-1:20-2:20-3:10-4:10-5:10-6:00-10:20-11:00 300: Rise of an Empire An IMAX 3D Experience (R) IMAX;RealD 3D: (!) 12:10-2:50-5:30 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:401:35-4:25-7:10-9:55 About Last Night (R) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 11:30-2:05-4:457:15-9:50 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 2:25 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:55-4:50-7:35 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:05-11:25-12:502:10-3:35-4:55-6:20-7:40-9:05-10:25 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 7:008:30-9:50-12:01 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:15-12:55-6:10 Divergent: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Digital Presentation;IMAX: (!) 8:00-11:30 12 Years a Slave (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 10:00-1:05-4:15-10:30 Stalingrad 3D (R) RealD 3D: (!) 1:45-10:30 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 12:35-3:40-6:4510:00 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: 8:00-10:30-12:01 God's Not Dead (PG) AMC INDEPENDENT;Digital Presentation: (!) 7:00-10:00-12:01 Veronica Mars (PG-13) AMC INDEPENDENT;CC/DVS;Digital Presentation: (!) 11:05-1:50-4:35-7:20-10:05 ROYAL BALLET: The Sleeping Beauty (NR) AMC INDEPENDENT: (!) 7:00

Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 11:10-2:15-5:208:30-11:30

Angelika Film Center Mosaic 2911 District Ave

The Monuments Men (PG-13) 11:30-2:20-5:00-7:55-10:45 American Hustle (R) 10:15-1:10-4:10-7:40-10:55 Dallas Buyers Club (R) 7:20-10:00 Omar (NR) 10:05-12:20 Philomena (PG-13) 10:35-4:25-10:05 Non-Stop (PG-13) 10:00-12:15-2:25-4:50-7:25-9:45 Gekijo-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Rising (NR) 12 Years a Slave (R) 1:30-7:00 National Theatre Live: National Theatre's War Horse (NR) Bethlehem (NR) 2:40-4:55 The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) 10:00-11:00-11:45-12:30-1:30-2:15-3:004:00-4:45-5:30-6:30-7:15-8:00-9:00-9:45-10:30

Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike

http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/

Gravity (PG-13) 9:50 Dallas Buyers Club (R) 7:15

Regal Ballston Common 12 671 N. Glebe Road

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Frozen (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:20-4:00-6:40 RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:30-4:20-7:40 The Lego Movie in 3D (PG) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 2:10 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 8:00 American Hustle (R) CC/DVS Service: 1:10-4:15-7:10 Pompeii (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:05-3:40-6:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 2:30-5:20-7:30-8:00 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 7:00 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:40-4:30 12 Years a Slave (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:45-3:55 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:40-3:50-7:05 Frozen Sing Along (PG) CC/DVS Service: 12:50-3:30 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 3:40-6:50 Need for Speed (PG-13) 1:00-4:10-7:20 ROYAL BALLET: The Sleeping Beauty (NR) 7:00

Regal Kingstowne 16 & RPX 5910 Kingstowne Towne Center

Frozen (PG) CC/DVS Service: 12:00-2:30-5:00-7:35-10:10 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS Service: 12:10-2:50-4:05-5:258:00-9:00-10:35 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 1:30-2:05-4:356:30-7:25-9:55 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 12:00-12:40-2:20-3:004:45-5:20-7:10-9:35 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS Service: (!) 1:20-3:406:05-8:30 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:10-3:50 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:302:00-3:30-4:50-6:45-7:50-9:25-10:30 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 9:30 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:45-4:25-7:20-9:50 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:50-4:15-6:40-9:10 12 Years a Slave (R) CC/DVS Service: 7:30-10:25 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:05-3:10-6:15-9:30 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 7:00-9:45 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 10:40 Need for Speed (PG-13) 1:40-4:40-7:40 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) 12:20-3:20-6:20 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) RPX;RealD 3D: (!) 1:00-4:00 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service;RPX: (!) 8:00

Regal Potomac Yard 16 3575 Jefferson Davis Highway

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RoboCop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:30-3:00-10:30 300: Rise of an Empire (R) CC/DVS Service: 2:30-3:50-5:10-7:509:20-10:20 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 1:20-1:50-4:306:30-7:10-10:00 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:30-4:10-6:50-9:30 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (PG) CC/DVS Service: (!) 2:10-4:50-7:30 The Monuments Men (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 1:40-4:25 Divergent (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: (!) 8:00-10:00 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms' Club (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:401:20-2:40-3:40-4:20-5:30-6:20-7:00-8:20-9:10-9:50 Non-Stop (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:30-2:50-5:20-8:00-10:30 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) CC/DVS Service: 7:00-9:40 The Lego Movie (PG) CC/DVS Service: 1:00-3:30-6:10-9:00 Son of God (PG-13) CC/DVS Service: 12:35-3:35-6:35-9:15 Need for Speed 3D (PG-13) CC/DVS;RealD 3D: (!) 12:50-4:00-7:20-10:20 Need for Speed (PG-13) 3:20-6:40-9:40 Repentance (R) 12:30-2:45-5:00 ROYAL BALLET: The Sleeping Beauty (NR) 7:00

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goingoutguide.com | Weekend Pass Rams Head On Stage: Wheeler Brothers, Desert Noises, 12:30 p.m. The Howard Theatre: Harlem Gospel Choir, 1 p.m.; Marsha Ambrosius, 8 p.m. Twins Jazz: Women in Jazz Series, 8 and 10 p.m.

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Dream: Bristol Old Vic and Handspring Puppet Company utilize puppets and found objects to tell Shakespeare’s magical romantic comedy. Part of World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014, through Sun., $29-$49. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW; 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org. LAST CHANCE Back to Methuselah: George Bernard Shaw’s comedy charts human life from creation onward, through Sat., $40-$50, $30-$40 seniors, $20-$25 students. Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Undercroft

FRANK BICKING

LAST CHANCE A Midsummer Night’s

JESSICA DALEY, above, is a

member of Koresh Dance troupe. See their blend of jazz, ballet and modern dance at the Lansburgh Theatre.

202-347-9620. Beaches: Don’t forget your tissues: Signature Theatre’s Eric Schaeffer directs the musical version of the famously tearjerking film about two women, Cee Cee and Bertie, who together endure the ups and downs that 30 years of friendship can present, through March 30, $40-$94. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-820-9771, signature-theatre.org. Camp David: Diplomacy wonks will be paying close attention to “Camp David,” a dramatic adaptation of 1978’s 13-day Middle East peace summit between U.S. President Jimmy Carter (Richard Thomas), Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Ron Rifkin) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Khaled Nabawy). The play, which makes its world premiere at Arena Stage, is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright, currently a staff writer for the New Yorker. The opening night performance is Friday at 8 p.m., opens Fri. through May 4, $55-$110.

coming to

STRATHMORE

Pat Metheny Unity Group with Chris Potter,

Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams & Giulio Carmassi TOMORROW AT 8PM

www.strathmore.org | (301) 581-5100 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda Groups Save! (301) 581-5199

TAKE METRO! We’re right on the Red Line.

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FOLGER CONSORT

A Beach Sounds Pretty Nice Right Now

LeJardinChinois Music of 18th-century France

March 21-23 MARGOT SCHULMAN

Fri, Mar 21 at 8pm Sat, Mar 22 at 5 & 8pm Sun, Mar 23 at 2pm

BASED ON THE 1988 FILM, “Beaches” at Signature Theatre stars Mara Davis, left, and Alysha Umphress, right, as lifelong friends. The musical features new songs, along with Bette Midler’s hit from the film version, “Wind Beneath My Wings.”

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xploring the allure of China for the 18th-century French musical imagination in the works of Rameau, Marais, and others.

202.544.7077 folger.edu/consort

201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

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Marc Bamuthi Joseph: red, black & GREEN: a blues (rbGb) With passion and energy, intelligence and sweat, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and his fellow cast members lead the audience through four seasons in four cities—summer in Chicago, fall in Houston, winter in Harlem, and spring in Oakland—in a visceral and moving hybrid performance work that brings the stories and voices of Black America into the center of a timely conversation about race, class, culture, and the environment. APRIL 4 & 5 Terrace Theater, 7:30 p.m.

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on the Washington Monument Grounds, Washington, DC

Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang

March 25–April 13, 2014

Breaking Form: global urban contemporary dance Hosted by Jonzi D, hip-hop artist, educator, and Director of Breakin’ Convention in England, this showcase of hip-hop dance features gravity-defying and quick-fire moves by Project Soul Collective from South Korea, Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang from France, and Companhia Urbana de Dança from Brazil presented in cooperation with Dance Place. APRIL 6 Eisenhower Theater, 8 p.m.

ALISHA GREGORY AMKOULLEL ANA TIJOUX ARSONAL ASMA MAROOF BATALA BE’LA DONA BERKLEE MIX MAESTROS BLACK GIRLS ROCK! BLACK NOISE CAMISHA JONES DA ORIGINALZ DC YOUTH SLAM TEAM DJ BEVERLY BOND DJ BOO DJ FLEG DYNAMIC DUO FOOTWORKINGZ GAYLE DANLEY GRANDMASTER FLASH HEZEKIAH I AM: DC YOUTH’S HIP-HOP VISION JAHSONIC JEAN GRAE JIN JONATHAN B. TUCKER JOY HARJO KEUR-GUI KIRAN GANDHI KWIKSTEP LAS KRUDAS LINER NOTES MANDEEP SETHI MAXX MOSES MC LYTE MISS PRISSY MS. LAURYN HILL NARCICYST NARUMI NAS NATIVE SUN NEA POSEY NEXTLEVELSQUAD NOMADIC MASSIVE PAGES MATAM POETIC PILGRIMAGE PURE PERFECTION BAND AND SHOW THE REVIVE BIG BAND RHOME “DJ STYLUS” ANDERSON ROKAFELLA RUSSELL SIMMONS SARAH BROWNING SHOKANTI TALIB KWELI TEWODROSS MELCHISHUA TOYZ ARE US TRAKGIRL TRUS REAL Like us! onemicdc

Special Guest: Rick Harrison of TV’s “Pawn Stars”

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One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide, a program of Arts Across America, is made possible through the generosity of the Charles E. Smith Family Foundation.

International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.

Tickets & more info at (202) 467-4600 kennedy-center.org/onemic Tickets also available at the Box Office | Groups (202) 416-8400

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goingoutguide.com | Weekend Pass Continued from page E23

Historical Drama

A Familiar Story

Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW; 202-4883300, arenastage.org. LAST CHANCE Dan Savage’s HUMP!

Tour: through Sat., $20. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW; 202-3933939, woollymammoth.net. LAST CHANCE Disney’s Winnie the

Pooh Kids: KAT Second Stage presents the musical based on the adventures of the honey-loving bear and his friends, through Sun., $18, $16 Gaithersburg residents. Arts Barn, 311 Kent C. STANLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Square Road, Gaithersburg, Md.; 301artsbarn. Hair: Set in the 1960s, the rock musical follows young hippies as they pursue peace and love, through April 20, $42, $37 seniors and students. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW; 703-892-0202, keegantheatre.com. Hamlet ... the Rest Is Silence: Shakespeare’s tragedy is staged without words, through April 6, $20-$75. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington; 866-811-4111, synetictheater.org. Happily Ever After: Presented by Ambassador Theater, through March 30, $20-$40. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW; 202-315-1305, culturaldc.org. I And You: A sick girl and a mysterious boy bond over Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” through March 30, $48.50$53.50. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, Md.; 301-924-3400, olneytheatre.org. Inside Out: The mundane becomes extraordinary as a brother and sister reimagine the contents of their bedroom, through April 6, $10. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda; 301-2801660, imaginationstage.org. SATURDAY ONLY Jack’s Adventure in American History: The audience can help draft a new Constitution in this interactive show, opens Sat., free. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-628-6161, thenationaldc.com. LAST CHANCE Koresh Dance Company: A program including excerpts from Koresh’s latest work “Come Together,” the humorous “The Heart,” choreography set to Mozart’s “Moonlight Sonata” and Bach’s “Air,” and Koresh’s highly acclaimed “Bolero” set to Maurice Ravel’s renowned score, opens Fri. through Sat. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW; 202-547-1122, Continued on page E26

TONY POWELL

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IN ‘CAMP DAVID,’ at Arena Stage on Friday, based on the 1978 Accords, Ron Rifkin, left, plays Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin; Richard Thomas, center, is Jimmy Carter; and Khaled Nabawy plays Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

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NEWMYER FLYER PRESENTS: SOUTHERN SOUL TRIBUTE (Featuring 35 Great Acts) March 21

BOBBY CALDWELL IS “PERFECTLY FRANK”: BIG BAND HITS OF SINATRA & BEYOND March 22

AN EVENING OF JAZZ WITH KYLE EASTWOOD March 23

LINDA OH “INITIAL HERE” QUARTET March 26

NICK MOSS ALBUM RELEASE TOUR March 27

RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS March 29 & 30

7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814

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THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER ‘The Living Room Sessions’

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REGINA CARTER CANDY DULFER JIM BRICKMAN ‘20th Anniversary Tour!’

IRIS DEMENT 12 HIROSHIMA Striking 13 ASHLEY MONROE Matches 14 GARY BURTON & MAKOTO OZONE “Duets” 15 JOAN OSBORNE “Love and Hate Tour” 11

PHIL PERRY CLEVE FRANCIS Liz 23 JOHNNYSWIM Longley 24 EARL KLUGH (Band) Andy 25 DELBERT McCLINTON Poxon 26 NAJEE 18

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DALE ANN BRADLEY, STEVE GULLEY, MISSY RAINES, SAMMY SHELOR, MICHAEL CLEVELAND, & MORE!

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THE MILK CARTON KIDS

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD presents this production of “Back to Methuselah: In the Beginning.” Laura Giannarelli, left, plays the Serpent and Lynn Steinmetz is Eve in this production of the first half of George Bernard Shaw’s cycle.

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Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington; 703-998-4555. LAST CHANCE Penny Plain: An elderly blind lady is visited by unusual characters as she waits for the world to end. The play is presented by Canada’s Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes as part of World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014, through Sat., $29. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW; 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org. Pinocchio: NextStop Theatre Company and Faction of Fools team up for a new version of the tale of a puppet who becomes a real boy, through March 30, $10. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, Va.; 703-481-5930. Proof: A young woman who takes care of her father until his death crosses paths with one of his graduate students, through March 29, $17-$20. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria; 703-683-0496, thelittletheatre.com. LAST CHANCE Savannah Bay: A daughter attempts to learn why her mother committed suicide. Presented by France’s Theatre de l’Atelier as part of

Horror on Stage

HIDDEN LABOR AND HISTORICAL QUILTS THROUGH APRIL 27, 2014

“Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Its presentation at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Arkansas State Committee of NMWA and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National

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Mary A. Stinson (American), Crazy Quilt, circa 1880, Silk, 81 1/4 x 81 5/8 in., Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 1995.87, Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012. Leah Basset photographed by Max Hirshfeld.

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play from the Molotov Theatre Group. The dark comedy “Normal” stars Brian McDermott, left, and Elizabeth Darby in a tale of grisly murder.

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800-494-8497, theaterj.org.

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Neil Finn (of Crowded House) w/ Midlake (acoustic) ................................... APRIL 12 Rufus Wainwright w/ Lucy Wainwright Roche...................................................... APRIL 16 DOCTOR DREDD PRESENTS

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Dance Revolution A groovy new cast can really pump up a tired reality show. Check out the memorable moments from the Season 18 premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” (8 p.m., Mondays on NBC): Star Wars: Storm Troopers and R2-D2 boogie with “Star Wars’” Billy Dee Williams, above right, distracting viewers from the fact that at 77 and with two hip replacements, he can barely walk. Casting of shade: Handsy dancer Max Chmerkovskiy asks ice dancing gold medalist Meryl Davis if she’s dating skating partner Charlie White. Davis: By Marc “Definitely not.” Silver NSFW: Judge Len Goodman told Davis she’s not only “nice on ice” but “good on wood.” Me: I can’t believe he said that! Wife: Huh, what did he say? Me: (Whispering in wife’s ear). Wife: Does everyone know that’s what wood means? Most inspirational moment in the history of reality TV: Amy Purdy, who lost both legs below the knees to bacterial meningitis, rehearsed for “Dancing” at the Paralympics, won a snowboarding bronze, hopped a 16hour flight home, cha cha’d with style. Judges say they won’t judge her “any different than the other dancers.” Points on a scale of 1 to 10 from the judges: Carrie Anne: 100 million. Len: 17 trillion. Bruno: A googolplex. Read Marc’s previous columns at: www.washingtonpost.com/muse

Veronica Roth’s futuristic young adult series will soon face the box office test Q&A “Divergent” meets all the criteria for the young adult genre: The movie is adapted from a best-seller; the story is rooted in sci-fi; and the cast consists of hot, young stars-tobe. But unlike the “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” series, this one was actually written by someone under 30. In 2011, writer Veronica Roth was just 22 years old when her book hit shelves. Based on a dystopian society where people are segregated by their values, her debut landed on the New York Times children’s best-seller list, where it remained for 11 weeks. She followed it up with the sequel “Insurgent” and completed her trilogy with “Allegiant.” Her books have sold more than 11 million copies and a big-budget film starring Shailene Woodley opens Friday. In an interview, Roth talked about the inevitable comparisons with “The Hunger Games” and how she’s grown as a writer: Your stories have been compared to the “Hunger Games” series. Both focus on heroines in dystopias. Feel any pressure to match the box-office numbers of those adaptations?

I think it’s a double-edged sword. I try not to think about it, but I

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My freshman year of college I learned about exposure therapy, which is a method of treating anxiety and phobia. Someone is repeatedly exposed to the thing that makes them afraid, so they become habituated to it. I wanted to use it in a sci-fi context. How does it feel to be a young adult making young adult material?

I feel acutely aware of how young I am. In a way that is good. It’s productive. It makes me realize that I should be growing as a writer and a person. How have you grown as a writer?

I take things that I am putting on the page more seriously now. In the subsequent books I thought more about violence and young people. It’s very serious. That doesn’t mean I’m limiting the content. I just handle it different. In terms of writing skill, I think more detail and less repetition. Have you finished your next book?

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I wrote a collection of short stories that’s coming out in July. (T he collec t ion is told f rom character Four’s perspective.) It’s kind of a prequel to “Divergent.” I’m just f inishing them now.

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“You can’t micromanage the movie adaptation of your book. First of all they won’t let you. Second of all I didn’t want to.”

Not Very Happy Thoughts: An online petition protesting the casting of Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in a film version of “Peter Pan” has drawn more than 4,000 signatures, the Hollywood Reporter reports. The petition calls the casting of Mara rather than a woman of color as the Native American princess “particularly shameful for a children’s movie.” “Pan,” set for release in 2015, stars Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund as Captain Hook. (E XPRESS)

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The show, whose creative team was announced in 2011, has had two significant workshop runs but also some stalls in its advance. A plan to open on Broadway in April last year was scrubbed; a tryout run set for San Francisco the previous autumn had also been canceled. The explanation at the time was that the musical still needed work. “We had a very rocky beginning, and now we feel we are very loved and cherished,” Crow said. Set in Baltimore in the late 1950s, the character-driven “Diner” surveys the romantic and other travails of a group of buddies in their 20s, played by Kevin Bacon, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Stern, Steve Guttenberg and Tim Daly. “The musical deals with the five guys but it really also gives voice to the females,” Levinson said. “Sheryl has created these songs which not only support but advance in a number of ways the frustration and struggle of young women.” PETER MARKS (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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He’s Not So Lucky With ‘Right Now’ The ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ author’s latest isn’t as likeable Book Review Everything happens for a reason. If you can read that sentence without rolling your eyes, you just might get a kick out of Matthew Quick’s twee, offbeat new novel, “The Good Luck of Right Now” ($25.99, Harper). The story is written as a series of letters from a “developmentally stunted” devout Catholic Philadelphian named Bartholomew Neil to Richard Gere (yes, the star of “Pret-

ty Woman”). In the book’s opening letter, we learn that 39-yearold Bartholomew has lived his entire life alone with his mother. She recently died, and while he was cleaning out her things, he found a form letter from Gere urging Americans to boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics in light of China’s crimes against Tibet. The actor was Mom’s favorite movie star, so Bartholomew interprets this discovery as a sign. “Maybe you are meant to help me, Richard Gere, now that mom is gone,” he writes. And Bartholomew is definitely going to need some help. He has nothing to do but write in his notebook and “listen to the birds.”

He copes by espousing the Good Luck of R i g h t N o w, a sent i ment a l ph i lo so phy inherited from his mother, which says that whenever something bad happens to you, it leads directly to something good happening elsewhere. There are several dull spells along the way, such as when Bartholomew tells Gere what it was like to watch “An Officer and a Gentleman” without his mom for the first time. For almost three pages.

Perhaps it sounds unfair to be too hard on the prose in this book because the author writes as a simpleminded character. But surely even Bartholomew can do better than treacle like “Do the colorful flower petals cry and mourn when they are no longer contained within a green stem?” And “Her eyes … are the color of polar bear ice.” Polar bear ice? Quick has proved that he can tell a good story. (His first novel, “The Silver Linings Playbook,” became a Hollywood hit.) But “The Good Luck of Right Now” would make even the most colorful flower petals cry and mourn. JOHN WIWOL (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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“I don’t feel right now like there’s any reason for me to go jumping out onstage in tight Levi’s.” — IGGY POP, TELLING ROLLING STONE THAT HE DOESN’T WANT HIS BAND, THE STOOGES, TO TOUR “IN THE NEAR FUTURE” FOLLOWING THE DEATHS OF BANDMATES RON AND SCOTT ASHETON. SCOTT DIED SATURDAY OF A HEART ATTACK, AND RON DIED IN 2009.

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“Whether you run in soft, cushy shoes that feel like pillows tied to your feet or shoes with a harder, stiffer midsole, you’re still at the same risk of injury.”

“As I’m missing the Salahi gene, I did not speak with a casting director.”

— STEPHEN WAYNE KASICA AT OUTSIDEONLINE.COM reveals the

alludes to Michaele Salahi, the infamous White House party-crasher and star of the short-lived D.C. edition of the “Real Housewives” series, to justify why she declined to audition for a proposed new D.C.-based reality show that would follow around “fabulous and ambitious women.” Hughes adds, “Perhaps there are some [women] out there who will want their lives examined and mocked on basic cable. We’ll see.”

truth about running shoes — they don’t matter when it comes to injury. Kasica backs up his statement with a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that monitored 247 runners in either cushioned or stiffer shoes and found runners sustained equal injury in both.

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“Wow..... already lost my @TacoBell breakfast phone.” — @DILLONFRANCIS tweets about a Taco Bell promotion that went viral Wednesday on Twitter. Taco Bell sent cellphones, aka “breakfast phones,” to several lucky recipients with a note reminding them to try the taco chain’s new breakfast menu when it debuts on March 27. Now how will @DillonFrancis ever get notified when his waffle-taco is ready?!

“Philadelphia sandwich eaters may be witnessing the refinement of the cheesesteak and, with it, the shaking foundations of that liberty for which the city is so famous.” — ADAM EVANS AT VICE.COM

waxes melodramatic over a low-fat cheesesteak that Geno Vento, the owner of Geno’s Steaks, one of the most famous cheesesteak landmarks in Philadelphia, has proposed to add to his menu.

“I always knew Tom Hanks was the best, but now it’s official.” — COMMENTER ONTHEROCKS AT YOUTUBE.COM reacts to a

video posted by the rap group Buckwheat Groats, which borrowed Tom Hanks’ visage for their latest project, appropriately titled “Tom Hanks.” In the video, which is explicitly NSFW, the likeable actor is superimposed engaging with strippers, handling several firearms and drinking a fair amount of sizzurp.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You’re likely to feel as though you are going around and around and not coming to any real conclusions, but you are spiraling closer. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You can clarify issues that have been confusing to many. What you offer is more than information — it’s confidence. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’ll get the answers you need, but perhaps not as quickly as you had hoped. The route to the truth has unexpected twists and turns. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You must follow a clear course if you’re going to reach your goal. Now is no time for guesswork or dead reckoning. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Not everyone is likely to understand what you mean — on the surface or on a deeper level. Some secrets are worth keeping.

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FOUR RACK TOTAL Make a 2-7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word using scoring directions at right. Seven-letter words get a 50-point bonus. Blank tiles used as any letter have no point value. Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You can illuminate a certain issue in a way that allows others to see it as if for the first time — and understand it fully, too. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You may not want to reveal everything to a new partner, but you’re going to have to demonstrate trust in some way before the day is out.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You have a mystery to solve, and you’re going to get the information you require, one small piece at a time.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You won’t be dealing in black and white, but in shades of gray. The subtleties may require a good deal of study. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You may have to alter your approach ever so slightly, but in that small change lies the solution to a very big problem. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Take care that you’re not overcomplicating what should be a very simple and straightforward proposition. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’re tempted to go it alone, but be warned: Certain dangers are best tackled in tandem with a partner as skilled as you.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

1815

Napoleon Bonaparte returns to Paris after escaping his exile on Elba, beginning his “Hundred Days” rule.

1852

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s influential novel about slavery, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” is first published in book form after being serialized.

1974

Britain’s Princess Anne is the target of a kidnapping attempt near Buckingham Palace; the wouldbe abductor, Ian Ball, is captured.

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Kate + 8 - Jon = College Funds Don’t Grow on Trees Kate Gosselin and her eight children are returning to TV in a special slated for June, TLC said Tuesday, as reported by Radar Online. “Kate and the kids get us up to speed on what’s changed in the family — how the kids have grown, what their interests are now, and what the latest is on Kate’s life and career,” TLC said. Jon Gosselin was not mentioned. (EXPRESS)

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Sell Your Soul to Satan to Eat Anything and Stay Thin! Ashley Judd spent much of her time as a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tuesday talking about how much she eats. “I’m a big eater,” she said to Kimmel’s surprise. “When I go to work on a film, I spend more time preparing the menu than I do my character,” Judd explained. “Because people literally do not believe the amount that I say I have to eat.” (EXPRESS)

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Wrist Slap Time! Justin Bieber will be charged with misdemeanor vandalism, but the case likely won’t go to trial, TMZ predicted. Sources said the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office wants a meeting with Bieber’s lawyer to discuss recompense for the damage (estimated at $20,000) he caused when he egged a neighbor’s home. TMZ’s sources say the DA will suggest that Bieber plead no contest. In this scenario, he wouldn’t go to jail and would only face informal probation. (E XPRESS)

Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” on Monday that the worst pop group of the 1990s was British boy band 5ive. More precisely, according to E! News, Lachey agreed with Cohen, who brought up 5ive. Lachey said, “It’s so funny you call them out. … That’s exactly who I was gonna say.” (EXPRESS)

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