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Art Beat with Lauren Landau, Nov. 5

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In Shalom/Salaam, author and artist Tom Block explores how medieval Jewish and Muslim mystics studied and learned from one another.
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In Shalom/Salaam, author and artist Tom Block explores how medieval Jewish and Muslim mystics studied and learned from one another.

Nov. 5-8: THE INTOUCHABLES 

West End Cinema is now showing THE INTOUCHABLES, a French comedy about an unlikely friendship that forms between a handicapped millionaire and his ex-con caretaker. Based on a true story, the award-winning film depicts how the two men build a relationship based on humor, honesty and trust. You can see THE INTOUCHABLES through November 8th. 

Nov. 5-23: Shalom/Salaam

Artist Tom Block has a new exhibit up at Kensington, Maryland's Foundation Gallery & Liveroom. Shalom/Salaam is an interdisciplinary project that delves into the Sufi influence on Jewish mysticism. A free opening reception will be held this Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m, and the series will be on display through November 23rd.  

Nov. 5-Jan. 6: My Fair Lady

For a musical tale of interdependency, you can head to Arena Stage to see My Fair Lady, directed by Molly Smith. In this classic story of tutelage and transformations, Professor Henry Higgins turns a foul-mouthed Cockney flower girl into a high-society lady. Eliza Doolittle and 'enry 'iggins are on stage through January 6th.  

Music: "Lean On Me (Acoustic Instrumental Version)" by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Verizon is expected to announce a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

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