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Ballet Russes

Though few outside the ballet world know his name, Serge Diaghilev revolutionized dance and music with the Ballet Russes in the teens and Roaring '20s in Paris. One radically modern performance featuring Igor Stravinsky’s composition, “The Rite of Spring," famously caused a near-riot in the theater. A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art explores his collaborations with some of the greatest artists of the early 20th century -- including musicians and dancers, but artists of all kinds, including Matisse, Picasso and even Coco Chanel.

The Golden Age Of The Ballets Russes


Christopher Marlowe Credited As Shakespeare's Co-Author On Henry VI Plays

True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead; A Brewery Has Revived It

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. They teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.
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Do Hyper-Local Term Limits Work?

Montgomery County residents are voting this fall on term limits for their local council representatives. Are they picking up on lessons learned from Prince George's County?

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AT&T’s Proposed Acquisition Of Time Warner

AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner: Join us to talk about what the proposed merger of the country’s second-largest wireless carrier and a major content company could mean for consumers and the future of U-S media and telecommunications.

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