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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 12, 2013

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Richard Schiff (right), of "West Wing" fame, makes his Shakespeare Theatre Company main stage debut in Hughie.
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Richard Schiff (right), of "West Wing" fame, makes his Shakespeare Theatre Company main stage debut in Hughie.

Feb. 12-Mar. 10: Spring Awakening

Teenage angst ignites the cast of Spring Awakening, a rock 'n roll tale about growing up and asking life's big questions. Olney Theatre Center is kicking off its 75th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical, which follows a group of young people as they stumble through their adolescence, dealing with parents, school, and the discovery of the opposite sex. You can see the production through March 10.

Feb. 12-Mar. 17: Hughie

Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Schiff takes to the stage as the main character in Eugene ONeill's Hughie, a play about two lonely men living, and chatting, in New York City. When Erie Smith's illusory sense of grandeur begins to fade, he confides in a hotel night clerk, played by Randall Newsome. You can catch the two-man show at The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre through March 17.

Music: "My Generation (Instrumental)" by The Who

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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