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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30

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Trees over the River Frome at Stapleton, 1862, watercolor and gouache on wove paper by James Jackson Curnock.
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Trees over the River Frome at Stapleton, 1862, watercolor and gouache on wove paper by James Jackson Curnock.

July 30-August 3: Mary Poppins

Jane and Michael Banks aren't well-behaved children. In fact, they can be quite naughty and have sent several caretakers packing. But Mary Poppins isn’t your average nanny. She sings, she flies and with a pinch of magic, and a crash course in etiquette, she might be able to teach the kids and their parents how to behave in a loving, civilized manner. You can see the musical at Shenandoah University in Winchester through Sunday.

July 30-Sept. 14: The Color of Nature: Recent Acquisitions of Landscape Watercolors

In the past decade, the National Gallery of Art had added more than 200 19th-century European and American watercolors to its collection. You can see 15 of those works of art in The Color of Nature: Recent Acquisitions of Landscape Watercolors. The exhibit will be on view through September 14.

Music: “Chim-Chim-Cher-Ee [Instrumental]” by Disney’s Karaoke Series

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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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