Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 14 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 14

Play associated audio
Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update will perform a Thelonious Monk tribute concert this weekend that will include both popular songs and rarely-played tunes.
Amy Raab
Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update will perform a Thelonious Monk tribute concert this weekend that will include both popular songs and rarely-played tunes.

Dec. 14-15: "Monk's Dream"               
You can jazz up your weekend with "Monk's Dream", a concert inspired by the work of bebop pianist Thelonious Monk. For two nights, D.C.-based quartet Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update will showcase a full set of Monk tunes, plus a few holiday favorites to keep with the spirit of the season. Shows start at 9 and 11 p.m. at Twins Jazz Club on U Street Northwest.

Dec. 15: It's a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre
For a fun twist on a holiday classic, you can head to BlackRock Center for the Arts tomorrow night to see It's a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre. This unique stage adaptation of the silver screen classic is set in the 1940s in a fictional radio studio. When a blizzard strikes and professional voice actors are unable to reach the studio, a small group of radio employees scramble to do the show themselves.

Dec. 15: "Holiday Cheer: From New Year's Day to New Year's Eve, and all the holiday 'fun' in between"
Storytelling troupe Better Said Than Done brings several true tales of the holidays to Epicure Café in Fairfax tomorrow night. From Chanukah, to Christmas, New Year's Eve and everything in between, there's a situation and story for everyone.

Music: "I Want to Be Happy" by Thelonious Monk

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 2

You can see a selection of Chinese films or meditate on the meaning of the word “axis” at an art exhibition.

NPR

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.
NPR

The Politics Of Calling In Sick

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.
NPR

Celebrity Photo Leak Puts Spotlight On The Cloud, And Security

The FBI and Apple are looking into how private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were stolen, an incident that raises new questions about storing personal data online.

Leave a Comment

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