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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 16

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An important rock and piece of green fabric help tell our country' story at the National Museum of American History.
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An important rock and piece of green fabric help tell our country' story at the National Museum of American History.

(April 16) American Stories, American History

The National Museum of American History has rearranged more than a hundred objects to illustrate our country's past from the landing at Plymouth Rock to the 2008 presidential election. American Stories features everything from an actual piece of the rock to a section of the first transatlantic telegraph cable to Kermit the Frog.

(April 16-28) For the contender in all of us

A classic American story is being told at the American Century Theater in Arlington. The stage version of On the Waterfront isn't exactly like the celebrated film, but the integral elements remain. Longshoremen contend with mobsters and violence on the New York docks through the end of the month.

(April 16-May 20) What's next?

If you want to look ahead, Northwest Washington's Corcoran Galley of Art features a glimpse of what's to come in NEXT at the Corcoran. The school's graduating bachelors and masters present thesis work and welcome criticism from their peers, instructors, and you.

Music: "Last Ride In" by Green Day

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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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