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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 5

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Aoife Collins's 'Love on a Shoestring' straddles the line dividing low and high culture at Flashpoint Gallery
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Aoife Collins's 'Love on a Shoestring' straddles the line dividing low and high culture at Flashpoint Gallery

(Jan. 6-Feb. 4) Tickling the ivory art
Tickling the Ivories opens with a reception tomorrow at Flashpoint Gallery in Northwest Washington. The exhibit has less to do with piano playing and more to do with a contemporary Irish artist finding artistic uses for everyday objects. Aoife Collins takes apart things like plastic potted plants with artificial flowers then reconstructs and redefines them in the reflection of our perceptions of low and high culture. The show is displayed through early February.

(Jan. 7) Regular tickling
For the ivory tickling you know and love classical pianist Orion Weiss performs Saturday afternoon at the Kennedy Center. The young American virtuoso takes on Bach, Liszt and Schumann.

(Jan. 7-8) Bach 2 Rock
There’s more Bach at the 9:30 Club in Northwest this weekend, but it may not sound quite like you remember it. The Bach 2 Rock Music School brings kids of all ages together to jam on music of all styles.

Music: “Ich ruf zu Dir” by Simone Dinnerstein

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 4, 2015

You can see two exhibits and rub elbows with the artists behind the work.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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