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Arlington's Amy Hughes Braden studies tweens in 'Too Extroverted to Paint'
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Arlington's Amy Hughes Braden studies tweens in 'Too Extroverted to Paint'

(Jan. 23) Joshua Bell, but it will cost you

Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell once played a free set incognito at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station. It was part of a Washington Post experiment to see whether or not anyone would notice they were walking past a world-class musician. Few did. You can see Bell take on Brahms, Ravel, Gershwin and many more tonight at The Kennedy Center, but it will cost you.

(Jan. 27-Feb. 26) Workhouse Theatre's Art

Workhouse Theatre's latest production is Art. It's not just the human application of creativity and imagination; the play is actually called "Art." A group of friends relentlessly debates the nature of art, beauty and inevitably friendship in the production running through late-February.

(Jan. 23-Mar. 11) Too Extroverted to Paint

Arlington's Artisphere has some art that may spur debate through early-March. Arlington native Amy Hughes Braden presents colorful large-scale portraits of tweens who are stuck in a world of tweets and tags in Too Extroverted to Paint.

Music: "Violin Solo" by Aphex Twin

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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