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(Jan. 31) BEST COAST WAVVES Two happy-go-lucky indie-rock outfits from the Golden State provide a temporary respite from the inclemency Monday night at the 9:30 Club in Northwest Washington. Los Angeles duo Best Coast brings some of the sounds of '60s surf rock back to life while San Diego's Wavves relish in noisy, lo-fi pop.

(Jan. 31) HOW BIZARRE Things get bizarre at Northeast's Evolve Urban Arts Project, opening "Into Flights of Fancy", a gallery of surreal paintings from six of the District's daring artists. Dreamscapes, the natural world, and human-avian hybrids are liberally depicted for your viewing pleasure through the end of February.

(Jan. 31-March 26) BEHIND THE HEMPHILL Washington's Hemphill Fine Arts gallery takes visitors behind the red velvet rope in "Viewing Rm." on display until late March. The exhibit showcases exceptional works typically set aside for individual collectors to see in heretofore mysterious back rooms.

Music: "George Square Thatcher Death Party" by Mogwai

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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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