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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 4

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Argentine dance duo Jeremías Massera and Mariela Barufaldi perform in Puro Tango 2.
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Argentine dance duo Jeremías Massera and Mariela Barufaldi perform in Puro Tango 2.

June 5-22: Puro Tango 2

The style of dance and music known as tango was born in Argentina and Uruguay, as were the singers and dancers in GALA Hispanic Theatre’s upcoming production of Puro Tango 2. Conceived and directed by Hugo Medrano, the musical revue focuses on the role of women in tango music, as muses, musicians and composers. The show opens tomorrow night and runs through June 22, and on June 11 and 18 you can stick around for a post-performance dance session.

June 4-8: West Side Story

Before West Side Story hit Broadway, the dance-heavy musical was staged right here in D.C. Now through Sunday, you can see the show on stage at The National Theatre, where it all began more than 50 years ago. The play tells the story of two star-crossed lovers who belong to rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. As the players dance and duke it out, you’ll hear classic songs such as “I Feel Pretty,” “Tonight” and “America.”

Music: “Tonight” by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes In The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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