WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 26

Play associated audio
Sweeney Todd (Andrew Lloyd Baughman) brandishes his razor.
Brandon Penick Photography
Sweeney Todd (Andrew Lloyd Baughman) brandishes his razor.

August 26-31: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is on stage at Warehouse Theater through Sunday, but with a new, face-melting twist. With permission from lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim, Landless Theatre Company presents the first progressive metal version of the morbid musical. Set in Victorian London, the show follows a vengeful barber who gives his customers the closest shave of their lives, leaving the owner of the pie shop downstairs to dispose of the evidence in a…tasteful fashion.

August 30: 8th Annual Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

You can kick off Labor Day Weekend this Saturday at a free, family-friendly event in Reston. The 8th Annual Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival will feature a variety of regional and national musicians, including headliner Adrian Duke Project and Reston native Sam Gunderson. The event runs from 2 to 8 p.m.

Music: “Opening Title” by Stephen Sondheim

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 28, 2015

This weekend you can pay tribute to the late King of Pop or attend the last Jazz in the Garden performance of the summer.
NPR

How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.
NPR

On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.
NPR

CEO Of Cheating Website Ashley Madison, Noel Biderman, Has Stepped Down

The parent company, Avid Life Media, has been reeling since hackers released information on 33 million of its customers. The company did not immediately appoint a new CEO.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.