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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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(April 7-11) ABSTRACT ALBERS Part-artist, part-educator German-American painter Josef Albers was a champion of visual abstraction in theory and practice. You can catch his iconic squares and some 60 other pieces as part of Innovation and Inspiration, on display in D.C. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden through Sunday.

(APRIL 8-25) IT'S IN THE BAG The Del Ray Artisans dig deep in their bag of tricks this week during What's Your Bag?, an exhibit opening tomorrow at the Colasanto Center in Alexandria. The bag boldly goes where no bag has gone before in a show exploring the carryall as art, from paper to plastic, handbag to tea.

(April 8-May 22) CLASSIC KAFKA And if you're looking for a change, head out to Rosslyn Spectrum Theater in Arlington for Synetic Theater's Metamorphosis, opening tomorrow night and running through late May, as sound and movement re-imagine Kafka's classic tale of family responsibility and guilty relief.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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