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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 21

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The Bard and King James meet in Equivocation at Arena Stage.
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The Bard and King James meet in Equivocation at Arena Stage.

(Nov. 21-Jan. 1) Equivocation

Arena Stage commits to Equivocation through the end of the year. In early 17th century London one William Shakespeare is commissioned by King James to produce a play about an assassination attempt against the monarch. A cat-and-mouse game of politics and art ensues and no one comes out unscathed.

(Nov. 21) From zero to hero in B'more

For something a little lighter and local Arlington's Signature Theatre opens Hairspray today. Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on The Corny Collins Show and after some crafty maneuvering manages to make it there. She uses her big heart, hair and personality to help racially integrate the popular program.


(Nov. 21) Sportaculture: The All Stars

For all you sports-loving theater fans out there Silver Spring's Round House Theatre has Sportaculture: The All Stars tonight. The production features locally produced shorts about local sports happenings, including stories on the Nationals, the Redskins and two lovers at a bowling alley in College Park.

Music: "Fast Peter" by Moonface

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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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