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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, October 21

A heart-broken Romeo (Michael Goldsmith) bids farewell to Juliet (Erin Weaver) in the Capulet tomb.
Photo by Teresa Wood
A heart-broken Romeo (Michael Goldsmith) bids farewell to Juliet (Erin Weaver) in the Capulet tomb.

Oct. 21-Dec. 1: Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet, the classic tragedy by William Shakespeare, is on stage at Folger Theatre through December 1. Directed by three-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner, the play follows two young people who fall hopelessly in love despite being on opposite sides of a bitter family feud. Both blood and tears are shed as the star-crossed lovers struggle against overwhelming adversity.

Oct. 21-Nov. 5: Still Magic-Desolate Tears
Syra Arts presents a solo exhibition of new work by photographer Amr Mounib at the Alla Rogers Gallery in Northwest through November 5.  Still Magic - Desolate Tears features photos taken by Mounib as he travelled in his native Egypt between 2007 and 2011. The collection captures the stillness and purity of the empty spaces that, at another time, would have been filled with people.

Music: “Kissing You (Instrumental)” by Romeo & Juliet

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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