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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 15

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In What Did You Say?, French dancer and choreographer Brahim Bouchelaghem reflects on the experiences and inspirations that molded the man he is today.
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In What Did You Say?, French dancer and choreographer Brahim Bouchelaghem reflects on the experiences and inspirations that molded the man he is today.

May 16-18: The Urban Corps Transatlantic Dance Festival
Alliance Française de Washington, D.C. presents The Urban Corps Transatlantic Dance Festival through Sunday. Tomorrow you can see La Niña de la Casa Azul at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center at 8 p.m. Five Mexican and French dancers pay homage to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in this collaborative performance that blends hip-hop with blues and orchestral music. On Friday you can see What Did You Say? at Gallaudet University starting at 7 p.m. The piece uses dance and spoken word to explore how our histories and personal choices help shape our identities.

May 15: Kenny Wesley
Local musician and self-proclaimed "Soulful Nerd", Kenny Wesley, will be playing songs from his debut album, The Real Thing, at Bohemian Caverns tonight starting at 9. The D.C. resident and Howard University professor combines pop, soul and funk in the full-length album, which you can check out starting today. 

Music: "Do You Realize??" by The Flaming Lips

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if there anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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