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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, October 30

Dancers Catherine Roth and Tyrone Walker perform in MOVEiUS Contemporary Ballet's Locally Grown.
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Dancers Catherine Roth and Tyrone Walker perform in MOVEiUS Contemporary Ballet's Locally Grown.

Oct. 30: A Flower is a Lovesome Thing
Tonight you can hear singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nellie McKay perform alongside the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet in a new collaborative program called A Flower is a Lovesome Thing. The concert, which will be held at the [Reston Community Center] (http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/>) at 8 p.m., will include a medley of jazz, cabaret and original songs as the group pays tribute to artists such as Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, Doris Day and more.

Nov. 2: Locally Grown
This Saturday, MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet makes its debut as the Resident Contemporary Ballet Company of Montgomery County College Community Arts Center with a mixed repertory program performed at the Silver Spring venue at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Locally Grown features works by local choreographers, including Eric Hampton’s Nocturne I, which hasn’t been staged in the D.C. area in more than a decade.

Music: “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing” by Christian McBride/Gregory Hutchinson/Joe Henderson/Scott, Stephen/Wynton Marsalis

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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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