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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 6

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Finn Wittrock and Sarah Wayne Callies star as bickering newlyweds in The Guardsman.
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Finn Wittrock and Sarah Wayne Callies star as bickering newlyweds in The Guardsman.

Jun. 6-23: The Guardsman
How far would you go for one honest kiss? In The Guardsman by Ferenc Molnár, a talented young actor begins to question whether or not his wife still loves him. In an effort to learn the truth, he takes on the biggest role of his life, but gets a bit carried away in the process. Directed by Gregory Mosher and featuring a new translation by Richard Nelson, the comedy runs through June 23 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater.

Jun. 7-30: Source Festival
CulturalDC’s  annual Source Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through June 30 at Source in Northwest. Each year the performing arts festival celebrates new work with three full-length plays, more than a dozen 10-minute plays and three artistic blind dates, which bring together artists of different disciplines and give audience members an inside look at the creative process through post-performance discussions.

Music: “And I Love Her” by Ron Eschete Ensemble

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Texas Textbooks And Teaching The Civil War And America's History Of Racial Segregation

This fall five million public school students in Texas will use textbooks that critics say misrepresent the Civil War and the nation's history of racial segregation. The battle over how the Civil War is taught in public schools.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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