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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 1

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A full cast of professional dancers and musicians provides lively support in Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of FELA!
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A full cast of professional dancers and musicians provides lively support in Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of FELA!

Feb. 1-10: FELA!

For an energetic musical performance that will get you up out of your seat and leave you tapping your toes, you can go to Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall through February 10 to see FELA!, a Tony Award-winning production directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones. Based on the music and life of Fela Kuti, the father of Afrobeat, the play transports you to Nigeria in the 1970s. The cast of professional musicians and dancers rarely sits still, and neither will you.

Feb. 1-23: Twelfth Night

Starting tonight you can see Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s presentation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which runs through February 23 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Director Michelle Shupe’s unique adaptation of the play takes place not on shore, but in the watery depths of the Adriatic Sea, where after a shipwreck, Viola struggles for life and loses consciousness. From there, she begins the journey into her subconscious, where nothing and no one is quite what it seems.

Music: “Zombie” by Fela Kuti

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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