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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 29

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Iraqi-born artist Jananne Al-Ani gives viewers a bird's-eye view of the Middle East in Shadow Sites.
Jananne Al-Ani
Iraqi-born artist Jananne Al-Ani gives viewers a bird's-eye view of the Middle East in Shadow Sites.

(Aug. 29-Feb. 10) Shadow Sites
The Mall’s Sackler Gallery is giving visitors a bird’s-eye view of Middle Eastern landscapes. Yes, you can probably take a self-guided tour on your telephone using your map app or Google Earth, but this version benefits from an award-winning artist’s eye. Shadow Sites: Recent Works by Jananne Al-Ani is showing through early February. The collection features video work inspired by archival archeological images, aerial photographs, and contemporary news reporting.

(Aug. 30) It’s kinda personal
If you’re looking for more opportunities to hone your global awareness, Northwest Washington’s Phillips Collection is offering two tours on International Expressions tomorrow evening. You’ll learn a thing or two about how van Gogh and a few of his peers used bold brushwork and spirited colors to translate their personal experiences onto the canvas.

(Aug. 31) Better than any other story showcase ever
For more personal experiences - a lot more - there’s The Ultimate Story Showcase Friday night at the Black Cat in Northwest. Master storytellers from the District, New York, and elsewhere get together to share their most entertaining yarns.

Music: “Are Diwano Mujhe Penchano” by Sunil Ganguly

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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

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