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Who Runs The World? Rutgers Says Beyonce

Rutgers University students now have a homework assignment they might look forward to: Listening to Beyonce. Professor Kevin Allred discusses his course, Politicizing Beyonce.
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From Go-Go's Heyday To Today: One Musician's Love Affair With D.C. Music (Rebroadcast)

Donald Tillery played trumpet with Chuck Brown's band during the heyday of go-go, and he's still making music decades later.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 12

You can see a world premiere play or spend your weekend watching movies filmed in and about the Caribbean.

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Meet The Models: Exhibit Explores The People Behind The Paintings

An exhibit at Smithsonian's Archives of American Art investigates the relationship between artists and their models. The stern woman in Grant Wood's American Gothic? That was actually his sister, Nan.
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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.
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In The Cockpit, Gazing At Stars: Saint-Exupéry's Life In Pictures

Children's book author and illustrator Peter Sís maps the life and flights of another kid-lit star, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, in his gorgeously illustrated new book, The Pilot and the Little Prince.
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Summer Reading: Three Books To Take You To New Frontiers

Alan Cheuse picks three debut writers to send your mind globe-trotting this summer.
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D.C. Actor Returns To Stage After Attack

Three weeks ago, a group of young men beat and robbed actor Frank Britton in Silver Spring, but tonight he returns to the stage.
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The Difficulty And Drama Of Building A Top Black Magazine

Essence might be the longest-running magazine for black women, but the authors of a new book, The Man From Essence, admit that the road to building the brand had many twists and turns.
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What Does Cantor's Loss Say About The Republicans' Future?

In a surprising defeat, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to Tea Party challenger David Brat. But what does this mean for Republicans going forward? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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