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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, April 6

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A few of the region's art spaces won't be waiting until Earth Day to celebrate our Pale Blue Dot.
A few of the region's art spaces won't be waiting until Earth Day to celebrate our Pale Blue Dot.

(April 6-30) Earth Month?
A few of the region’s art spaces are making Earth Day a month-long affair. artdc in Hyattsville has a celebratory exhibit of watercolor, photographic, and sculptural tributes to nature showing through April 21 and The Art League in Alexandria is showing Earth through the end of the month. The collection features a wide variety of works that address the current state of our Pale Blue Dot.

(April 6-15) Pretty Fat Pig
Two of provocative playwright Neil LaBute’s productions are performed this and next weekend at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. The Rivals of the West student theater company tackles society’s definitions of beauty in Fat Pig and reasons to be pretty.

(April 6) Too Soon
Dana Tai Soon Burgess is widely considered one of the best dancers in the District and you can see why tonight at George Washington University’s Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. Burgess and his Company look back on 20 years of moves with a review of the choreographer’s best productions.

Music: “Day Two” by Explosions In the Sky


A Story Of Torture And Forgiveness That Spans A Half-Century

Director Jonathan Teplitsky speaks about his film The Railway Man. It tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who was a prisoner of war during World War II at a Japanese labor camp.

Consider The Can: An Unlikely Twist On A Louisiana Dish

When Poppy Tooker was a kid, her favorite dish was her great-grandmother's Peas in a Roux. Only years later did Tooker discover that canned peas — not fresh or frozen — were the key to the recipe.

Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant

The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are "very excited."

Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

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