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Unusual Coproduction Uses Musical Theater To Teach Kids Botany

Musical theater and botany? You may be thinking "Little Shop of Horrors," but there are no man-eating plants in two new productions at the U.S. Botanic Garden.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 6, 2015

A play springs forth from an iconic photo, and a photography exhibit transports visitors back to the Civil War.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 5, 2015

Payday will be here before you know it. Until then, you can keep yourself entertained at two free performances.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 2, 2015

Are you a fan of the opera? Three local companies get spooky, spoofy and serious with very different productions.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 1, 2015

You can see two plays about women facing challenges and confronting their own desires.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 30, 2015

Two musical productions are set in Spanish-speaking countries, but are performed in other languages.

 

 

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From Ingenue To Antigone: Juliette Binoche Discusses Acting, Aging And Family

The Oscar-winning actress plays Antigone in a new translation of Sophocles' 2,000-year-old tragedy. "It's a very powerful play," Binoche says. Sophocles "still is bringing so much truth in our lives."
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Out Of 'The Object Lesson,' An Education In The Power Of Kept Things

Geoff Sobelle calls his new one-man play "a meditation on our relationship to things." On a visit to the show, NPR's Arun Rath gathers a lesson in the meaning of stuff -- and the memories it can bear.
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For Opera Powerhouse Dolora Zajick, 'Singing Is Connected To The Body'

The mezzo-soprano discovered opera as a 22-year-old pre-med student. She took "a crack at a singing career" and has been at the Metropolitan Opera for 25 years. Originally broadcast March 14, 2014.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 23, 2015

A play explores the relationships that shaped a resilient, yet stubborn, woman, and a sculptor molds his own “people” in a solo exhibit of unfired clay figures.

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