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Documentary discusses fair trade's 'black gold'

"Black Gold" is an eye-opening documentary that is sure to change the way people see their morning cup of joe. Throughout the 78-minute movie, viewers are challenged to make the connection between their lattes, the world market and the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia.

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Free from RCA, Martin charms small D.C. crowd

Newly freed from the tethers of major label RCA, Charlotte Martin's latest album, "Stromata," is her most ambitious and experimental effort to date. Martin is currently on tour promoting the new release, and performed in D.C. at Jammin' Java on Sept. 21. The stage was primed with the humble and folksy crooning of Joe Purdy, whose soul seemed more weathered than his jeans and athletic shoes would let anyone believe.

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