WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 16

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Katie Miller, Youth in a Party Hat, 2013, oil on panel, 34 x 23 inches.
Katie Miller
Katie Miller, Youth in a Party Hat, 2013, oil on panel, 34 x 23 inches.

Katie Miller, Youth in a Party Hat, 2013, oil on panel, 34 x 23 inches. (CONNERSMITH)

Apr. 17-27: Filmfest DC
After nearly three decades of bringing award-winning movies to local cinephiles, Filmfest DC returns tomorrow for its final year. The program includes more than 80 features, documentaries, comedies, shorts and more that will screen in venues throughout the area. WAMU 88.5 is a media sponsor for Filmfest DC, which runs through April 27.

Apr. 16-May 31: Enduring & Alive and Present
You can head to CONNERSMITH, an art gallery in Northeast, through May 31 to see two solo exhibits. Enduring features new oil paintings by Katie Miller, who depicts children in bright colors and with accessories such as toys, beads, costumes and electronic gadgets. But, while the kids and their props are modern, the poses are reminiscent of portraits from the past. In Alive and Present, Dutch artist Agniet Snoep shows off a series of photographs inspired by the still life tradition in the Dutch Golden Age of painting.

Music: “Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump (Instrumental Version)” by Tribute Stars

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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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