WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 7

Play associated audio
Note the people dancing artistically in the mud. Head to Wolf Trap for more.
Wolf Trap
Note the people dancing artistically in the mud. Head to Wolf Trap for more.

(Sept. 8) Face of America: Spirit of South Florida
Wolf Trap celebrates our national parks Saturday night with Face of America: Spirit of South Florida. The multimedia experience weaves together live music and live dance with recorded music and high-definition video of dance performed on location in Florida’s finest open spaces. Cuban-American timba band Tiempo Libre and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird provide some of the sounds.

(Sept. 8-15) Just another Photo-Op
If you want to have a good laugh at one of our national traditions, there’s Photo-Op this weekend and next at Artisphere in Arlington. The 60-minute opera about the absurdity of modern presidential politics finds two singers delivering stump speeches, walking tight ropes, and debating in the midst of a harmonious score.

(Sept. 8-30) Target hits a quarter-century
Alexandria’s Target Gallery turns 25 this year. It’s celebrating with 25, opening Saturday. The show features local artists tackling world events from the past quarter-century. They take on things like climate change, globalization, and changing perceptions of race and gender in a variety of media through the end of the month.

Music: “Nyatiti” by Andrew Bird

NPR

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.
NPR

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
WAMU 88.5

Why Local Nonprofits Haven't Fixed Poverty

As long as there has been poverty, there have been people trying to end it. We explore the obstacles and inefficiencies local nonprofits run into when trying to solve society's stubborn problem.

WAMU 88.5

Can We Trust Our Cars?

There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.