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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 14

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The Princess Bride pays Arlington a visit tonight.
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The Princess Bride pays Arlington a visit tonight.

(Feb. 14-29) Love in Art
Happy Valentine’s Day! If you want to get intimate with a few masterpieces the National Gallery of Art has Love in Art this afternoon. The lecture reveals the romantic stories that inspired romantic works.

(Feb. 14) Feets of Love
For some Valentine’s jams Washington’s own The Sweater Set performs songs of love and love lost tonight at The Dunes Gallery in Northwest Washington. If the music’s not enough there will be a mime that tells a love story using only her feet.

(Feb. 14) Anybody want a peanut?
For a little romance on the big screen the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse screens The Princess Bride tonight. You can join a princess, a Spanish fencing master, a short Sicilian and André the Giant for some fairy tale love preceded by wine tasting and stand-up comedy.

Music: “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” by Bill Frisell

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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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