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Northern Virginia Art Beat

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Glass works, at the Maurine Littleton Gallery (1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.). Runs through Oct. 18.

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2nd Annual Capital Fringe Festival, Various Venues in D.C., July 19-29.

Press Pass: Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs (Photo Credit: Autumn Wilde)

You don’t have to look far to find the recurring theme of Laura Veirs’s latest release, Saltbreakers. There’s the title of the album, which is the same as the seventh track, which is the same as the band name. “Saltbreakers,” Veirs’s eloquent name for waves, are clearly very important to this Seattle-based songstress.

Anything But Straight: Nigeria

According to international election monitors, the April 21 vote in favor of Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua was rigged, threatening the very freedom and stability of this oil-rich, but corrupt nation. Braving threats of a brutal governmental crackdown, thousands of courageous Nigerians took to the streets on May Day to protest the political charade that passes […]