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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 1

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You can meditate on these meditative paintings depicting meditation at Studio Gallery.
Eleanor Wang
You can meditate on these meditative paintings depicting meditation at Studio Gallery.

(Oct. 1-6) Mobiles for the Mature

If you didn't get as much R&R as you would have liked this weekend, there are a few exhibits and events to help put your mind at ease. Bethesda's David Yano has been making mobiles for thirty years to combat his posttraumatic stress disorder, and more recently to help him recover from a stroke. Stroke of Genius is a collection of his complex structures showing at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda through Saturday.

(Oct. 3-27) The Art of Meditation

D.C. artist Eleanor Wang creates visual responses to the act of meditating. Usually they are acrylic paintings and collages depicting serene scenes and blue skies. Sky Mind features her latest work at Northwest Washington's Studio Gallery beginning Wednesday.

(Oct. 4-6) The Power of Love sans Celine

The Kennedy Center has a whole lot of love to give away this weekend. It's doing so with the help of Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra. The power of love is celebrated with Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Pablo Neruda's poems, and Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.

Music: "Romeo and Juliet" by MIDIFine Systems

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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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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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Virginia's Own Tim Kaine Takes The Democratic Veepstakes

We consider Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's regional ties and the pros and cons of his vice presidential candidacy as the DNC gets underway.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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