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Bluesman 'Honeyboy' Edwards Dies

The 96-year-old guitarist was probably the last living link to Mississippi Delta blues.

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Free Concerts: In Washington D.C., They Happen 365 Days A Year

The Kennedy Center partners with cultural institutions to put on free shows every day of the year.

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George Pelecanos' 17 crime novels take place in and around Washington, D.C. Pelecanos has also written for HBO's The Wire and Treme, which take place in Baltimore and New Orleans, but he says his novels will always be set in D.C. Mai-Trang Dang via Flickr hide caption

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Oprah And 'Glee' Say Goodbye With Something 'Wicked'

Tomorrow, both Oprah and the season finale of Glee will feature the song "For Good" from Wicked.

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A branding firm came up with the name Swiffer by playing with words like "clean," "wipe" and "sweep." It's now one of Procter & Gamble's biggest sellers. Procter & Gamble hide caption

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