WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 13

Electric cellist Wytold will perform two solo concerts at Strathmore this month.
Alexandra Nassau-Brownstone
Electric cellist Wytold will perform two solo concerts at Strathmore this month.

Feb. 13-Mar. 9: Canterbury
Pointless Theatre Company is pulling the strings behind Canterbury, a fun, yet vulgar adaptation of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. The play features a cast of beer-swilling puppets and a live band that share tales from the Middle Ages. You can catch the show at Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint through March 9.

Feb. 13-27: Wytold
Speaking of strings, you can enjoy an electrifying concert at Strathmore tonight by artist in residence Wytold. The musician will perform original compositions that blend acoustic and six-string electric cellos.

Feb. 15: Sound City
Who knows more about shredding than famed musician Dave Grohl? The Foo Fighters front man tries his hand at directing in Sound City, a documentary about "rock n'roll's best kept secret," a recording studio in the San Fernando Valley where some of the 20th century's greatest albums were made. You can catch the film at West End Cinema starting this Friday.

Music: "I've Got the World on a String" by Count Basie & His Orchestra

NPR

'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
WAMU 88.5

How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

WAMU 88.5

Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

NPR

Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

Leave a Comment

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