Art Beat With Jacob Fenston, Nov. 19 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Filed Under:

Art Beat With Jacob Fenston, Nov. 19

Play associated audio
Andy Teirstein, Helen Russell, Darcie Deaville and David Lutken in "Woody Sez."
Photo by Wendy Mutz
Andy Teirstein, Helen Russell, Darcie Deaville and David Lutken in "Woody Sez."

Nov. 20- Dec. 2

This year would have been Woody Guthrie's hundredth birthday. But the famous folk musician lives on in Theater J's production of Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie. Four musician-actors, led by David Lutken, wield no fewer than 15 instruments as they storm through 25 of Guthrie's best-known songs, while recounting his life story — from his childhood in Oklahoma, to his rise as a leftist folk hero. The show runs tomorrow through December 2nd.

Nov. 19-April 28

For a bit more Americana, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has a new exhibition on the Civil war and American art. This isn't a bunch of grand battle scenes, but rather, a collection of 75 paintings and photographs, from landscapes to portraits, all grappling with the war's effect on the nation, as it was happening. The exhibition includes the work of some the greatest artists of era, like landscape painter Sanford Gifford who carried a sketch book and musket while serving in the Union Army. The show runs through April 28th.


Music: "I Ain't Got No Home" by Woody Guthrie.

NPR

In A Remarkable Feat, 'Boyhood' Makes Time Visible

Boyhood is about a boy in Texas whose parents have separated. Filmed over 12 years, audiences watch him grow up — and his worldview evolve. The cumulative power of the movie is tremendous.
NPR

Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.
WAMU 88.5

Democrats Push To Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

Virginia's Tim Kaine and other Democrats are trying to overturn the ruling with legislation they say will protect female workers.
NPR

Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats

Forget the Forbes Celebrity 100. This is the Friskies 50 — the new definitive guide of the most influential cats on the Internet. The list is based on a measure of the cats' social media reach.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.