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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 28, 2013

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Tenor Jonathan Burton
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Tenor Jonathan Burton

Jun. 29: 18th Street Singers

American vocal styles have changed a lot over the years, and tomorrow night you can enjoy a musical history lesson from the 18th Street Singers, who will be performing at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in D.C. at 8. Defining the Times: American Music Through the Generations will cover a range of genres, and eras, with tributes to Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, and Leonard Cohen, to name a few.

Jun. 30: An Italian Extravaganza

The Castleton Festival and the Hylton Performing Arts Center present An Italian Extravaganza, an evening of orchestral music conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel, with appearances by tenor Jonathan Burton, baritone Corey Crider, and coloratura soprano Elizabeth Futral. The program highlights some of the world's most beloved Italian operas, including La bohème, La traviata, La forza del destino, and more. The performance is this Sunday at 7 p.m., and for an extra fee you can attend a pre-performance dinner featuring a seasonal, four-course Italian menu.

Music: "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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