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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 10

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One of Ai Weiwei's monumental installations opens at Sackler Gallery Saturday.
Sackler Gallery
One of Ai Weiwei's monumental installations opens at Sackler Gallery Saturday.

(May 12) Asian Spring
Downtown Silver Spring celebrates all things Asian this Saturday. Fiesta Asia features eight hours of dancers, martial artists, puppeteers, and musicians on Ellsworth Drive. Don’t miss the fortune cookie writing contest!

(May 12-April 2013) Preeminent Perspectives
A monumental installation by one of Asia’s preeminent artists is showing at the Mall’s Sackler Gallery beginning Saturday. Ai Weiwei’s Fragments looks like a randomly assembled collection of ironwood, but upon closer inspection you’ll find a delicate structure outlining the borders of China.

(May 10) A spiritual experience
Acclaimed British rockers Spiritualized play Northwest Washington’s 9:30 Club tonight. The band mixes old and new with gospel, blues, and spacey rock sounds.

Music: “Stay With Me” by Spiritualized


Not My Job: We Ask The Choreographer Of 'The Lion King' About Lying Kings

We recorded the show in Rochester, N.Y., this week, which is home to the Garth Fagan Dance company. We'll ask acclaimed choreographer Garth Fagan three questions about really deceitful people.

Migrants Work To Hold Onto Latin Food History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

Bitter And Contested Elections In America's History

Presidential historian at Vanderbilt University Thomas Schwartz discusses the history of peaceful transfers of political power in American presidential elections, going back more than 200 years.

AT&T To Buy Time Warner For $85 Billion

It emerged Saturday that AT&T is set to buy Time Warner for about $85 billion. If approved by federal regulators, the merger would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

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