‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
Frank Stella's Scarlatti-inspired sculptures are showing at the Phillips Collection.
Phillips Collection
Frank Stella's Scarlatti-inspired sculptures are showing at the Phillips Collection.

Stella sculpture, a tribute to Taylor and musical sounds from Metro.

(Aug. 2-Sept. 4) Stella Sculpture

Northwest Washington’s Phillips Collection has eight recent works by renowned American abstract artist Frank Stella through early September. Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti K Series features eight of Stella’s colorful spiraling sculptures. Eighteenth-century Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas inspired them all.

(Aug. 2-Sept. 6) Taylor tribute

AFI Silver is paying tribute to Elizabeth Taylor until the end of the summer. Dozens of the actress’ film from the 40s through 70s are showing. Tonight it’s National Velvet, which tells the story of a gal who really, really loves her horse named Pie.

(Aug. 2) Metro music

Back in 2009, eight Metro employees with special talents got together and formed a music ensemble. The Metro Divas and Mass Transit Band play a range of jazz, gospel, R&B and big band jams tonight at the Kennedy Center.

Music: “ Scarlatti’s Sonata in A Major, K. 208/209” by Gustav Leonhardt

NPR

'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.
NPR

Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.
WAMU 88.5

Testimony: Maureen McDonnell Was Prone To Angry Outbursts

In the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a former staffer says the ex-first lady became increasingly volatile as she prepared for public appearances.
NPR

Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.

Leave a Comment

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