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Attendees at the ComfyTree "Cannabis Academy" held at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol Hotel in Southwest on Saturday and Sunday talk to marijuana legalization advocates. Photo by Andrea Noble / The Washington Times

Marijuana becomes serious business at D.C. convention

- The Washington Times

Part patchouli, part power suit, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts gathered over the weekend for the District’s first cannabis convention since the city legalized recreational marijuana — offering a glimpse of the emerging markets that could take hold in the nation’s capital.

"Kid Victory," running through March 22 at the Signature Theatre, is the latest musical from "Cabaret" composer John Kander and lyricist Greg Pierce.

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Kid Victory’

- The Washington Times

Having a child go missing is every parent’s worst nightmare, but the anguish in the child’s return home has received scant, if any, thought in the artistic world — at least not until “Kid Victory” opened at the Signature Theater in Arlington Feb. 17.

John Oates said he and Daryl Hall played five songs during an appearance at the White House. "President Obama was sitting right in front of me. He looked at me and then made his hand go around in a circle and said, 'one more.' Then he said, 'do another one,'" Mr. Oates said. (Hall & Oats)

John Oates of legendary duo reflects on decades in music biz

As half of the “blue-eyed soul” duo Hall & Oates, John Oates has toured the globe, created a slew of hit songs and sold well over 80 million records worldwide with songs like “Private Eyes,” “Kiss on My List,” “She’s Gone,” “Maneater,” “Sara Smile,” “I Can’t Go for That,” “Rich Girl” and dozens more.

Deep-blue Maryland joins nationwide gun rights trend after electing more Republicans

- The Washington Times

Pro-gun rights lawmakers in Maryland are pushing back against some of the strictest firearms laws in the county with legislation that would expand concealed carry permits, declaring momentum from Republican gains in last year’s elections — including a GOP governor — in the deep-blue state and a national trend for making it easier for citizens to bear arms.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John A. Boehner have tussled with their right flank over how best to advance a conservative agenda at the Capitol. (Associated Press)

Boehner, McConnell to skip CPAC, underscoring tensions between GOP leadership, grass roots

- The Washington Times

The Conservative Political Action Conference is the biggest annual gathering of Republican leaders and conservative activists, but neither Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell nor House Speaker John A. Boehner is scheduled to make the 10-mile drive from Capitol Hill to speak to CPAC this year, underscoring the lingering tensions between Republican Washington leadership and the party's grass roots.