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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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A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.
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Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

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A Federal Official Shakes Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a shake-up of Metro's board.

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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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