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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 12

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(June 12-July 1) First You Dream

The musical masterminds behind Chicago, Cabaret, and New York, New York are celebrated this month at The Kennedy Center. First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb brings a cast of six and an orchestra of 23 together for a tribute.

(June 12-July 15) The Not-So Desperate Housewives

The Merry Wives of Windsor arrive at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre Company today for a month-long stay. Set at the end of World War I, The Bard's conniving Falstaff attempts to woo two wealthy wives at the same time. Shortly after the plan backfires the wives begin to plot their revenge.

(June 12) Art is hard

Have you ever wondered how local artists fare in a city where so much attention is devoted to nationally significant artists and exhibits? Some key players from both scenes get together tonight to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of making art in the District at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Northwest.

Music: "New York, New York" by Hans Zimmer


High Glamour Infuses A Forbidden Love Affair In 'Carol'

Todd Haynes' new film chronicles a lesbian affair between a middle-aged married woman and a young store clerk. Critic David Edelstein says Carol captures the thrill of a once-forbidden subculture.

Some Ancient Farmers Grew Fava Beans Before They Grew Grains

The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they've found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago — before grains had been domesticated there.

Caught Between A Turkey Leg And A Political Diatribe? We're Here To Help

Nobody wants a side of politics on his or her Thanksgiving table, but it's probably going to happen. Here's some advice to get you through — you may need to buy a duck quacker, though.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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