"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, January 14, 2010 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, January 14, 2010

Play associated audio

(January 15-February 6) THE SPOILS OF SUCCESS American Century Theater stages its latest production, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? in Arlington, Virginia at the Gunston Art Center's Theatre Two. The show opens tomorrow night and runs through February 6th. This hilarious and naughty comedy turned Jayne Mansfield into a star in its original film version. The show features a Faustian deal, allowing a hack writer to make it to the top in Hollywood.

(January 16 & 17) The Beauty of Aging is explored in an exhibit at the Yellow Barn Studio in Maryland's Glen Echo Park this weekend only, kicking off with a reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. In the conclave of studios and artists in the heart of the park, painter Adriana Jaramillo's work is inspired by her father's battle with a brain tumor. Her subjects include flowers that have lost their shape and leaves that inevitably change with the seasons.

(January 16 & 17) KANKOURAN The KanKouran West African Dance Company makes an appearance at Dance Place in Northeast DC this Saturday night at 8 and Sunday afternoon at 4, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. KanKouran has been part of the DC dance landscape for 25 years, lending strength and athleticism to the beats of West Africa.

NPR

No Small Feat: The NBA's Shortest Player Never Gave Up

At 5 foot 3, Muggsy Bogues holds the record as shortest player in NBA history. Criticism of his height started on the basketball courts of the Baltimore projects, and continued well into his career.
NPR

Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.
NPR

Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.
NPR

Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.

Leave a Comment

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