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Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Arts Festival

On Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m., take a solar journey with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra as they present their 2012 Children’s Arts Festival, Cosmic Quest, at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria. Choose from one of two concerts at 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., featuring selections from Holst’s Planets symphony. Children are also encouraged to participate in various art, music, and movement projects including an instrument petting zoo, yoga, art stations, reading centers, and hand bell demonstrations. The whole family can join in for $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at www.alexsym.org or by calling 703-548-0885.


Christopher Marlowe Credited As Shakespeare's Co-Author On Henry VI Plays

True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead; A Brewery Has Revived It

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. They teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.
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Do Hyper-Local Term Limits Work?

Montgomery County residents are voting this fall on term limits for their local council representatives. Are they picking up on lessons learned from Prince George's County?

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AT&T’s Proposed Acquisition Of Time Warner

AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner: Join us to talk about what the proposed merger of the country’s second-largest wireless carrier and a major content company could mean for consumers and the future of U-S media and telecommunications.

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