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Next to Normal plays at the Kennedy Center through Sunday.
Kennedy Center
Next to Normal plays at the Kennedy Center through Sunday.

(July 6-Aug. 6) Ms. Frieze

Washington native Leila Holtsman spent some time in Denver making art near a metal recycling scrap yard and it sparked her interest in re-purposing materials for her works. Artisphere in Arlington has one of those works through early August. The Frieze Project layers colors and prints of images onto 12 eight-foot-long steel panels. The piece depicts the movement of the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur from the banks of the Nile to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(July 6-10) Almost weird

The Kennedy Center has Next to Normal through Sunday. The Tony award-winning musical from the director of Rent sets the story of a family struggling to care for itself behind a soaring rock score.

(July 6) Age of the Aegean

Washington’s Avalon Theatre has another taste of Greek cinema tonight as part of its monthly Panorama series. Loafing and Camouflage: Sirens in the Aegean follows a small group of Greek soldiers as they cope with the arrival of a ship filled with beautiful women on the island of Kos.

Music: "Above the Clouds" by little people


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

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