'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
Kingsley Flood headlines a show at Northwest Washington's Rock N Roll Hotel Thursday night.
http://kingsleyflood.com/
Kingsley Flood headlines a show at Northwest Washington's Rock N Roll Hotel Thursday night.

(June 16-19) Empty chairs unlikely

Two high school juniors founded the Empty Chair Theatre Company in Northern Virginia four years ago to help young actors hone their craft. This week the troupe takes on Shakespeare's comical "Twelfth Night". Fittingly, Viola's decision to cross-dress her way through unrequited love and misplaced affection is set in a modern-day high school. The production is staged at Arlington's Theatre on the Run through Sunday.

(June 16-30) Hirshhorn goes out of this world

If you're trying to beat the heat, you can check out an indoor summer film fest at the Hirshhorn Museum on the Mall. SAUCERIFEROUS provides an opportunity to relive the 1950s fascination with Martians and flying saucers. Out-of-this-world classics screen through the end of June beginning Thursday night with "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

(June 17) A folksy flood

Kingsley Flood isn't from Mars. The band lives in Boston and the singer's here in D.C. He describes the music as "rock 'n' roll with a fiddle," in that it owes as much to Woody Guthrie as it does Joe Strummer. The District's Ugly Purple Sweater opens for Kingsley Friday at Northeast Washington's Rock N Roll Hotel.

Music: "A Little Too Old" by Kingsley Flood

CORRECTION: This segment originally reported that Kingsley Flood was playing Thursday. It actually played Friday, June 17.

NPR

For The Autumnal Equinox, A Poem As Chilling As The Fall Weather

Tuesday is the first day of fall. This time of year reminds critic Abigail Deutsch of Stephen Dobyns' "How to Like It" — a poem about a man who ponders his lost summers and fleeting dreams.
NPR

Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.
WAMU 88.5

New Anthony Brown Video Accuses Opponent Of 'Hiding' And 'Lying"

Democrat Anthony Brown unveiled a new web video today alleging that Republican Larry Hogan is "hiding" his positions on contentious issues like abortion and gun control.
NPR

Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.