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The Georgetown University campus, Washington, D.C.  (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Georgetown among most oppressive colleges for free speech

- The Washington Times

College campuses are supposed to be welcoming academic arenas where young people can discuss and argue ideas in a spirit of free and open inquiry. But after a recent incident, in which Georgetown University safety personnel removed pro-choice protesters from a sidewalk adjoining the campus, student groups there are wondering how free they really are to express ideas.

Brian Darling of Washington, D.C., takes his two daughters Julie, 5, and Kathleen, 2, sledding on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building as snow accumulates in the Washington region, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Eleanor Holmes Norton loses effort to allow sledding around Capitol

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Capitol grounds will remain sled-free Thursday. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, was rebuffed in her request Wednesday that Capitol Police Board officials “have a heart” and issue a temporary waiver of the ban on sledding around the Congress for this weekend.

A dish of mussels roasted with pine needles is displayed during a cooking demonstration at the both annual Maine Fishermen's Forum, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Rockport, Maine.  Maine fishermen set a state record with a catch valued at more than $585 million in 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

D.C. eateries offering up meatless Lenten meal options

Mardi Gras has come and gone, and now Lent is observed until Easter, April 5. Roman Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent in commemoration of the death of Christ on Good Friday.

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Pianist Jeffrey Siegel presents his third "Keyboard Conversation" on Sunday at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. This program delves into the incomparable brilliance and tortured soul of Franz Liszt through three major works. (Peter Schaaf)

'Keyboard Conversation' delves into tortured soul of Liszt

When pianist Jeffrey Siegel presented his first "Keyboard Conversation," he had no idea that the concept would explode into 100 programs featuring music by the world's greatest composers.

The feast of events in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall begins Thursday, when Maestro Jesus Lopez-Cobos, a native of Spain, conducts the National Symphony Orchestra in a program of "fado" or folk music that defines the people of Iberia and their culture. rule (Associated Press)

Kennedy Center celebrates the culture from the Iberian peninsula

March roars into the Kennedy Center where the "IBERIAN SUITE: Global arts remix" celebrates the culture of the Iberian Peninsula through its music, art, history, theater, dance, literature and cuisine.