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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 25

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At Roberta's Back in Town, singer-songwriter Roberta Flack will play songs from her newest album, Let It Be Roberta, a Beatles' cover album.
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At Roberta's Back in Town, singer-songwriter Roberta Flack will play songs from her newest album, Let It Be Roberta, a Beatles' cover album.

Oct. 25: Paul Huang, violin
Acclaimed violinist Paul Huang makes his D.C. debut tonight at The Kennedy Center, where he will perform pieces by Beethoven, Ravel, Debussy and more.

Oct. 25: Side FX and Kim Cameron
Billboard Top 40 band Side FX and lead singer Kim Cameron perform at Blues Alley tonight. The jazz and rock-influenced dance-pop band will play songs from their latest album, Spin Me Ever After, which features "an electro club feel" that promises to get you dancing.

Oct. 25-27: NSO Pops: Roberta's Back in Town
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Roberta Flack is at The Kennedy Center through Saturday, performing songs from her newest album, Let It Be Roberta, a tribute to The Beatles. At Roberta's Back in Town, you can hear the D.C.-area native's rendition of such classic hits as "Here Comes the Sun" and "Hey Jude," which she infuses with her own blend of folk, soul, and jazz.

Music: "And I Love Her" by Ron Eschete Ensemble on The Beatles Instrumental Jazz Tribute

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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