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(Jan. 14-Feb. 20) THE ARABIAN NIGHTS AT ARENA If you could go for a respite from winter, there's "The Arabian Nights" debuting this weekend at Arena Stage in Southwest. A courageous young girl in ancient Baghdad postpones her execution by weaving magical yarns for a troubled king through late February.

(Jan 15-16) TEATRO DE LA LUNA PARA KIDS Washington's Teatro de la Luna presents its Children's Theater Festival Saturday and Sunday at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater in Arlington. Bilingual productions, folkloric dance troupes and interactive activities promise to entertain the kids and their minders.

(Jan. 15-16) MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY There are a number of ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in and around the District this weekend:

The Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas presents Word-Beat, Saturday afternoon. The duo delivers spirited readings of inspirational King texts set to dynamic global-jazz percussion.

And for more jazz there's Howard University's acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue commemorating Dr. King's life and legacy at All Souls Church in Northwest Washington Sunday afternoon.

Music: "La Partida" by Gustavo Santaolalla

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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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