WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Filed Under:

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
 
Indie rock legend J Mascis tones it down at the Kennedy Center Wednesday night. 
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/redheadwalking/4171721760
  Indie rock legend J Mascis tones it down at the Kennedy Center Wednesday night.   

 

(Sept. 6-Oct. 2) Carpe diem

If you’re looking for a fresh take on a familiar subject, Del Rey Artisans in Alexandria has Retakes and Transformations through early October. The collection of art inspired by everyday life features works in a variety of media that reflect on routines, preferences and habits.

(Sept. 7-Oct. 18) Back in the habit

Northwest Washington’s Studio Theatre opens The Habit of Art tomorrow. The latest work from award-winning British playwright Alan Bennett of The History Boys fame examines the creative spirit. A play within the play almost falls apart when its director has to skip town. The actors and writer struggle through the production together and in doing so tell a story about friendship, desire, creativity and inspiration. 

(Sept. 7) J Mascis

Singer-songwriter and indie rock legend J Mascis has been making poppy noise in bands like Dinosaur Jr. since the mid-80s. Mascis touches on points throughout his career and spends some time playing tunes from his latest, mostly folk effort tomorrow evening on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 

Music: “In Too Deep” by J Mascis

NPR

Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
NPR

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
NPR

5 Things To Know About President Obama's Budget

This is Obama's last chance to give Congress his full policy wish list in budget form.
WAMU 88.5

Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

Leave a Comment

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