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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 28

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Amber Robles-Gordon brings sculptures made from recycled materials to Southwest's Honfleur Gallery.
Amber Robles-Gordon
Amber Robles-Gordon brings sculptures made from recycled materials to Southwest's Honfleur Gallery.

(March 29-31) Is Wayne Brady gonna have to sing a song?
You may know Wayne Brady from the improv comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, or his memorable guest appearance as a ruthless hoodlum on Chappelle’s Show. What you may not know is that the multi-talented television personality does a killer Sammy Davis Jr. and an equally impressive Sam Cooke. Wayne Brady Sings the Sammys with the NSO Pops Thursday through Saturday at The Kennedy Center.

(March 28-April 27) Every fiber counts
With Every Fiber of My Being is showing through late April at Honfleur Gallery in Southeast. Local artist Amber Robles-Gordon shares dozens of dream catcher-shaped sculptures made from repurposed clothing and other recycled materials. 

(March 28-May 6) Eugene’s best
The District’s Eugene O’Neill Festival continues with two of the playwright’s most acclaimed works opening this week. Strange Interlude is staged at the Sidney Harman Hall through late April and Arena Stage has Long Day’s Journey into Night until May 6. 

Music: “The Chicken” by James Brown

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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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