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Trombone Short at the Monterey Jazz Fest in 2010. He'll play the Louisiana Swamp Romp at Wolf Trap in Vienna on Sunday.
Sean Rameswaram
Trombone Short at the Monterey Jazz Fest in 2010. He'll play the Louisiana Swamp Romp at Wolf Trap in Vienna on Sunday.

(June 4-5) Folk, Swamp Romp and 18th Street Singers

Washington welcomes Summer 2011 with music this first weekend of June:

The Washington Folk Festival showcases some of the traditional tunes, dance, and crafts that are a part of the region’s past Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park.

For some traditional sounds from New Orleans, there's the Louisiana Swamp Romp at Vienna's Wolf Trap Sunday. Expect some of the best of the Big Easy’s Cajun, Blues, Zydeco and food.

The young professionals of Washington's 18th Street Singers squeeze in their annual spring concert Sunday at the Kennedy Center. The set includes major choral works, pop renditions and a commissioned composition.

(June 3-5) What the Fool?!?

If you find yourself in Baltimore this weekend, Quest Theatre Company presents "What the Fool?!?" at Theatre Project on West Preston Street. The site-specific performance is actually set at Theatre Project: The venue awakens the soul power of an otherwise bland man with a terrible comb-over.

Music: "Wade's Waltz" by Michael Doucet

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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