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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 28, 2013

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Ford's Theatre has presented A Christmas Carol to D.C. audiences for more than 30 years.
Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre has presented A Christmas Carol to D.C. audiences for more than 30 years.

Nov. 28-Dec. 1: The Nutcracker

Chicago's Joffrey Ballet is at The Kennedy Center through Sunday, performing The Nutcracker. Victorian-era costumes and a dreamlike set transform the stage into a magical world in which a young girl joins hands with a magician and travels from her parlor room to faraway lands filled with snow, sweets and a host of colorful characters. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will be providing musical accompaniment from down in the pit.

Nov. 28-Jan. 1, 2014: A Christmas Carol

You can see A Christmas Carol through January 1 at Ford's Theatre. Directed by Michael Baron, this adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story about love and greed takes the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of redemption as he's visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Music: "Trepak (The Russian Dance)" by Tchaikovsky

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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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