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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 16

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Artists use the words of T.S. Eliot as inspiration in Retold.
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Artists use the words of T.S. Eliot as inspiration in Retold.

(Feb. 17-19) Witchy Woman
The budding theater talents over at Westfield High School in Chantilly stage Arthur Miller’s The Crucible this weekend. A town grapples with hysteria, corruption and deceit in the classic dramatization of the Salem witch trails.

(Feb. 16) Poetry in 140 characters or less
Artisphere in Arlington puts a 21st century tinge on poetry tonight. You can find out just how much verse one can drop in 140 characters or less during the art space’s Tweet Slam.

(Feb. 16-25) Retold
Some say poetry is a visual language. Nine mid-Atlantic artists who subscribe to the theory create works based on the words of T.S. Eliot in Retold, a collection of sculpture, photography, and mixed media works showing at the artdc Gallery in Hyattsville through the 25th.

Music: “Digital Love” by Daft Punk

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Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
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A Matter Of Taste: What Prix Fixe Menus Say About D.C.'s Dining Scene

Is a meal for a special occasion worth hundreds of dollars?

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Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.
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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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