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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 7

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Note the people dancing artistically in the mud. Head to Wolf Trap for more.
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Note the people dancing artistically in the mud. Head to Wolf Trap for more.

(Sept. 8) Face of America: Spirit of South Florida
Wolf Trap celebrates our national parks Saturday night with Face of America: Spirit of South Florida. The multimedia experience weaves together live music and live dance with recorded music and high-definition video of dance performed on location in Florida’s finest open spaces. Cuban-American timba band Tiempo Libre and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird provide some of the sounds.

(Sept. 8-15) Just another Photo-Op
If you want to have a good laugh at one of our national traditions, there’s Photo-Op this weekend and next at Artisphere in Arlington. The 60-minute opera about the absurdity of modern presidential politics finds two singers delivering stump speeches, walking tight ropes, and debating in the midst of a harmonious score.

(Sept. 8-30) Target hits a quarter-century
Alexandria’s Target Gallery turns 25 this year. It’s celebrating with 25, opening Saturday. The show features local artists tackling world events from the past quarter-century. They take on things like climate change, globalization, and changing perceptions of race and gender in a variety of media through the end of the month.

Music: “Nyatiti” by Andrew Bird


'American Horror Story' Returns, With Twists, Thrills And A Chilling Lady Gaga

FX's American Horror Story returns for season five this week. TV critic David Bianculli says this season, which is set in a lavish old hotel, is "the most visually arresting and twisted one yet."

For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To Home

Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.

Supreme Court To Lawyers: Hold Your Own Place In Line

Rich lobbyists, lawyers, and contractors will no longer be able to pay someone to hold a place in line so to get a much-in-demand seat at a Supreme Court argument or a congressional hearing.
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Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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