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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 29

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The Hampton Years follows WWII’s impact on a Jewish refugee/painter living in the United States, and how he helped shape the lives and careers of his African American art students in the still-segregated South.
The Hampton Years follows WWII’s impact on a Jewish refugee/painter living in the United States, and how he helped shape the lives and careers of his African American art students in the still-segregated South.

May 29-Jun. 30: The Hampton Years
Theater J presents the world premiere of The Hampton Years as part of the Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival. Written by Jacqueline Lawton, the play follows WWII’s impact on a Jewish refugee/painter living in the United States, and how he helped shape the lives and careers of his African American art students in the still-segregated South. Inspired by the legacy of Austrian-born artist and educator Viktor Lowenfeld, the production runs through June 30.

May 29-Jun. 30: Extraktions
You can check out a new exhibit of work by Delaware artist Ron Meick through June 30 at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring. In Extraktions, the artist uses the printmaking process to address a host of topics ranging from fracking, to Chinese political issues to the stock market. There will be an opening reception this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Music: “Big [Jazz Instrumental]” by Dream Girls

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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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