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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Actor/director Derek Jacobi "hams" it up at the Folger during "Discovering Hamlet" on Monday, June 7th at 7:30 p.m.
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Actor/director Derek Jacobi "hams" it up at the Folger during "Discovering Hamlet" on Monday, June 7th at 7:30 p.m.

(April 21-June 16) HAMFEST Hold the green eggs - this Hamfest is about the bard, not bacon. Captiol Hill's Folger Theatre kicks of Hamfest tomorrow in celebration of Shakespeare's great Dane. The festival features a series of programs in conjunction with the production through June 6th.

(April 20-May 16) FORMIDABLE FILM And if you're still in a festive mood, you can head out to the The Freer Gallery of Art on the Mall for the Korean Film Festival every weekend through mid-May, catching some of the Republic's most formidable films, with plenty of opportunities for restless film fans to do some genre-hopping.

(April 20) FUNK MACHINE The U Street Music Hall morphs into the mother ship for a celebratory night of funk, rhythm, and blues. D.C. funk machines Sir Joe Quarterman and Mingering Mike join Milwaukee soul revivalists Kings Go Forth for a record release party tonight at 8 p.m.


Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.

When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.

Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.

'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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