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Art Beat - Monday, August 23, 2010

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"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Monday, August 23, 2010

(August 23-September 3) GOOD PERSPECTIVES Washington’s Goethe-Institut makes some wall space for the output of eight prize-winning graduate photography students from Deutschland through early September. In Gute Aussichten or “Good Perspectives” the artists eschew Photoshop, they create works of illusion the old fashioned way - out of reality.

(August 23) SCISSOR SISTERS And the Germans aren’t the only ones throwing back to the days of yore in the District this week. New York’s Scissor Sisters bring their rapturous glam rock to Washington’s DAR Constitution Hall tonight at 7. You won’t know whether to dance or pitch a tent during this carnival of camp.

(August 23-September 19) IN THE NEXT ROOM In The Next Room, Or The Vibrator Play makes its debut on the stage of Wooly Mammoth Theatre in Northwest Washington tonight. Set in the dawn of the electrical age, the comedy revolves around the creation of a vibrating medical implement originally invented to pacify “hysterical” women. It ended up producing a markedly different result.

(Background music: Booka Shade - Body Language - Interpretation)

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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