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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 4

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A deluge of stunning photography comes to the region for FotoWeek DC
FotoWeek DC
A deluge of stunning photography comes to the region for FotoWeek DC

(Nov. 5-6) Prophets of Funk
New York’s David Dorfman Dance brings Prophets of Funk to the American Dance Institute in Rockville this weekend. The performance pays tribute to the uplifting and groundbreaking grooves of Sly and the Family Stone.

(Nov. 5, 12) DC A Cappella
They may not be as funky, but two a cappella troupes bring plenty of harmony to Georgetown University this Saturday and the next. Georgetown’s co-ed Phantoms and all-female GraceNotes perform oldies, rock, and plenty of pop with several notable guest groups for this year’s DC A Cappella Festival.

(Nov. 5-12) Fotoweek DC
FotoWeek DC gets underway tomorrow. Outstanding photojournalism and fine art from local and word-renowned photographers will be on view across the region in dozens of galleries, museums, and embassies.

(Nov. 6-April 8) In the Tower
Conceptual artist Mel Bochner’s In the Tower opens Sunday at the National Gallery of Art. The exhibition features 43 thesaurus-inspired paintings and drawings that explore the intersections of linguistic and visual interpretations. Expect lots of brightly colored words and exclamation points.

Music: “Funky Drummer (The Original Tambourine Mix)” by James Brown

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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