WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
Rahim AlHaj brings his oud and his orchestra to the Kennedy Center Monday night.
The Kennedy Center
Rahim AlHaj brings his oud and his orchestra to the Kennedy Center Monday night.

Local art, Iraqi sounds and A Space Odyssey.

(Aug. 29-Nov. 27) Exercise Your Mynd

The District’s BK Adams showcases his very personal work in Exercise Your Mynd at the Anacostia Community Museum through late November. The show features colorful portraits of the artist’s family and things he really loves, like airplanes and bicycles. Adams uses found objects to guide viewers through the landscape of his imagination.

(Aug. 29) Rahim AlHaj and his Oud

Rahim AlHaj has been playing the oud since he was a young boy growing up in Baghdad. The protest songs he sang as a grown man eventually got him imprisoned during the days of Saddam Hussein. Al Haj plucks his pear-shaped stringed instrument along with his Little Earth Orchestra tonight at the Kennedy Center.

(Aug. 29) 2011: A Crystal City Odyssey

You know summer’s officially coming to an end when all those outdoor projection screens are being packed up. Tonight’s your last chance to catch a flick on the screen in the Bell Street courtyard in Crystal City. The number-themed film series closes out the season with a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. The influential exploration of time, space and a not-so-nice computer named HAL begins just after sunset.

Music: “Fly Away” by Rahim AlHaj

NPR

Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
NPR

More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
WAMU 88.5

Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

WAMU 88.5

How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

Leave a Comment

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