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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 27

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Photos by Frida make their national debut at Artisphere this month.
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Photos by Frida make their national debut at Artisphere this month.

(Feb. 27-March 17) El Abrazo Lunar

If you're looking for something to tie up your time before spring arrives, consider heading south of the border. Washington's Teatro de la Luna presents a variety of Latin American plays in El Abrazo Lunar or "The Moon's Embrace". The festival features productions from Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina, and Uruguay, and touches on themes including family, immigration, class, and magic through March 17 at the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington.

(Feb. 27-March 25) Frida and her photos

Arlington's Artisphere celebrates the work of Frida Kahlo for the next month. Kahlo's life is revealed through a recently released collection of personal photographs showing for the first time in these United States. The show is complemented by a number of film screenings, concerts, and workshops.

(Feb. 29-March 7) Gala Flamenca

For some Spanish tradition Washington's Lisner Auditorium hosts a week-long Flamenco Festival beginning Wednesday. A few of the form's finest performers explore flamenco's gypsy roots and contemporary innovations.

Music: "Clockwise Witness (The Field Remix)" by DeVotchKa

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Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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