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Art Beat With Sabri Ben-Achour, Tuesday, August 24 2010

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"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Tuesday, August 24, 2010 (August 24) RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Rodrigo y Gabriela paid their dues as heavy metal musicians in Mexico City. After that scene was played out, they unplugged and carved out a niche-fusing the guitar noodling of Metallica and Zeppelin with fast-paced flamenco.They rock Wolf Trap with Xavier Rudd tonight at 8.

(August 25) UKELADIES There’ll be strumming on a smaller scale at the Strathmore in North Bethesda tomorrow evening. Uke Fest 2010 brings a coterie of Ukeladies together for a free night of dulcet tones that channels the 4-stringed instrument’s island origins but transcends the uke-usual. Audience members are invited show up early with their own axes for a strum-along at 6.

(August 25-September 12) FAMILY TIME And Columbia, Maryland’s Rep Stage opens its season with Graham Greene’s Travels With My Aunt tomorrow night. Four actors earn their salt playing 25 characters in the comedic tale of a 55-year-old bank clerk who accompanies his flamboyant Aunt on a series of transformative journeys.

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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.


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.


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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