Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 28 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 28

(L to R) Chuck Underwood, Byron McWilliams, Zachary Smith and Andy Kochenour bring the sounds of the bayou to D.C.
Dixie Power Trio
(L to R) Chuck Underwood, Byron McWilliams, Zachary Smith and Andy Kochenour bring the sounds of the bayou to D.C.

August 28-Sept. 14: Gidion’s Knot

NextStop Theatre Company opens its 2014/2015 season tonight with Gidion’s Knot, a co-production with Forum Theatre Company. Written by Johnna Adams, the drama, which is set in an elementary school, touches on serious topics such as academic standards, bullying and suicide. Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffman says the play doesn’t simplify these difficult issues.

“You might start thinking you know what is right and what is wrong and who is at fault and who is the victim,” he says. “But at the play goes on and you learn more, you discover that like in real life, the situation has a lot more grey areas.”

The show runs through September 14.

August 29: Jazz in the Garden

If you haven’t made it out to the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden for the 14th season of Jazz in the Garden, tomorrow is your last chance. The final event in the free, outdoor concert series begins at 5 p.m. with a performance by Dixie Power Trio. Although the group got its start in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the four-piece band channels the bayou rather than the Potomac with styles such as zydeco, Cajun and Louisiana funk.

Music: “The Garden feat. Big Daddy Kane (Instrumental)” by DJ Jazzy Jeff

NPR

Former Basketball Player Scores As A Filmmaker

While Deon Taylor was playing professional basketball in Germany, he had an epiphany: he wanted to make movies. The self-taught director's latest film, Supremacy, was released this Friday.
NPR

Surströmming Revisited: Eating Sweden's Famously Stinky Fish

Sweden has the distinction of producing surströmming, one of the foulest-smelling foods in the world. More than a decade ago, NPR's Ari Shapiro tried eating it and failed. It's time for a rematch.
NPR

What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.
NPR

The Infinite Whiteness Of Public Radio Voices

The hashtag #publicradiovoices, about the "whiteness" of public radio, trended on Twitter this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about the conversation.

Leave a Comment

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