WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 4

Play associated audio
Milos Forman directs Jack Nicholson on the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. 
Courtesy of Mutual Inspirations
Milos Forman directs Jack Nicholson on the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. 

(Sept. 4-28) Mutual Inspirations

Czech-American filmmaker Milos Forman has been working in the industry since the 50s. Over the course of his career he’s made some of the most highly regarded films of all time, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus. The Czech Embassy celebrates his legacy and his 80th birthday all month with Mutual Inspirations. The festival features film posters, film screenings, concerts, and lectures at a number of venues in the Washington area.

(Sept. 4) The Black Swans

Ohio’s The Black Swans play the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue tonight. The band has been perfecting its folk-rock sound since the early 2000s.

(Sept. 7-Jan. 6) Women Who Rock

Women Who Rock are honored at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Northwest Washington beginning Friday. Organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the exhibition of more than 250 artifacts highlights the contributions of females to popular music, from Ma Rainey to Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga.

Music: “Basement” by Real Estate

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
WAMU 88.5

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.