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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 6

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Rising Brazilian samba star Diogo Nogueira plays at Arlington's Artisphere tonight.
Rising Brazilian samba star Diogo Nogueira plays at Arlington's Artisphere tonight.

(Jan. 6-12) This Bird Has Flown
Norwegian Wood opens today at Washington’s West End Cinema. The Japanese film adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel tells a couple of love stories amidst the tumult of Tokyo in the late 1960s.

(Jan. 6-20) Generous Company’s Gumbo
The Generous Company’s Gumbo brings theater, music, visual art and, yes, gumbo to Baltimore’s Theatre Project beginning today. The festival intends to chase away winter blues with 16 new theatrical works over the next three weeks. This weekend it’s [Last Chance: the story of a broken heartland] - a mystical account of life in the Ozarks replete with live music, aliens and flying refrigerators.

(Jan 6-28) Three continents, one Arlington
Arlington’s Artisphere spends much of this first month of 2012 exploring sounds from across the globe. Tonight rising Brazilian samba star Diogo Nogueira makes his D.C.-area debut. The 2010 Latin Grammy Award-winner follows in his father Joao’s footsteps with a rich baritone and a knack for writing Rio’s melodic brand of samba.

Music: “Norwegian Wood” by Count Basie and His Orchestra

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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