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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 3, 2015

You can hear female vocalists perform blues and bluegrass at two concerts this week.

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Farms, Coasts And Air Conditioning: What Climate Change Means For Virginia

Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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