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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 12

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Boyz II Men is coming to the D.C.-area this week.
Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men is coming to the D.C.-area this week.

August 12-24: The Fall of the House of Usher: A New Musical

Pallas Theatre Collective presents The Fall of the House of Usher: A New Musical. Struggling artist James Cleary is summoned to the Usher mansion to paint a portrait of his childhood friend, Roderick Usher, who is convinced that both he and his sister Madeline will soon fall victim to a fatal family curse. But once the painter arrives at the decaying residence, he discovers there is something more sinister at work. Written by Molly Fox and Sarah Hirsch, the show is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story of the same name. You can check it out at Anacostia Arts Center through August 24.

August 12: Boyz II Men

R&B vocal group Boyz II Men is still touring and harmonizing, albeit as a trio. Originally a quartet, the band achieved recognition in the ‘90s for soulful songs such as “On Bended Knee,” “Water Runs Dry” and “The End of the Road.” The Grammy Award-winning group performs tonight at 8 at The Fillmore.

Music: “Funny How Time Slips Away” by Jazz Instrumentals


'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple

Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring Tuareg tribe members, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

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