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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 5

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Danish Renaissance man Per Kirkeby gets the comprehensive exhibit treatment at the Phillips Collection.
Per Kirkeby
Danish Renaissance man Per Kirkeby gets the comprehensive exhibit treatment at the Phillips Collection.

(Oct. 6-Jan. 6) Per Kirkeby

Per Kirkeby is one of Europe's most celebrated living artists, and something of a Renaissance man. The Dane is an accomplished painter, sculptor, filmmaker, writer, and - at times - geologist. The Phillips Collection in Northwest opens the most comprehensive exhibition of his work in the U.S. to date tomorrow. Twenty-six richly layered paintings and 11 striking bronze models are displayed through early January.

(Oct. 5-6) Celebrating with Sun Boxes

Artisphere in Arlington turns two this week, and it's celebrating with Sun Boxes. The solar-powered sound installation features twenty speakers that aim to transform outdoor spaces into rich sonic landscapes. You can walk through the installation today at Artisphere's Freedom Park or tomorrow at Central Space across from the Rosslyn Metro.

(Oct. 6) From Bach to his boys

If you feel like you've seen every possible permutation of Bach performed live, there's something that might be new for you Saturday night at St. John's Norwood Parish in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The [Cantate Chamber Singers](http://www.cantate.org/) tackle the music of Bach's sons in Chips Off the Old Bach.

Music: "Bach: Concerto In C For 3 Harpsichords" by Tafelmusik

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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous 90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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