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WETA Arts: January 2020


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WETA Arts spotlights visual and performing arts in Greater Washington and celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of the nation’s capital. The half-hour magazine-style show presents a variety of stories, profiles and discussions, while introducing emerging and established artists alike. In this episode of WETA Arts: the surprising partnership between NASA and the National Symphony Orchestra, muralist Lisa Marie Thalhammer, bilingual folk-rock band Elena & Los Fulanos, and ideas for your next arts outing. 


Emil De Cou – NASA and the NSO

Emil De Cou

Conductor Emil De Cou loves music, of course, but also space. We follow him to Goddard Space Center where he reconnects with his scientific collaborators with whom he creates National Symphony Orchestra concerts illustrated by NASA footage.


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Lisa Marie Thalhammer

Lisa Thalhammer

We profile Lisa Marie Thalhammer, an award-winning visual artist whose work features messages of strength and hope. Based in DC, she is best-known for her “LOVE” mural located in Washington’s Blagden Alley.


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Elena & Los Fulanos

Elena Lacayo

When Elena Lacayo learned to play guitar as a child in Nicaragua, she wanted to rock out U.S.-style. Now in the U.S., she increasingly turns to her Latin American roots for inspiration.


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Arts Bets

WETA Arts Bets


at Gallery B in Bethesda MD, featuring artists Jennifer Howard and Kathleen Byrns, from Jan 8 to Feb 1 →



at Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, from Jan 10 – Feb 2 →


Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience

at the Publick Playhouse in Cheverly MD, on Feb 1 →


“True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1870”

at the National Gallery of Art in DC, from Feb 2 – May 3 →


“Five Spoons” presented by Happy Theater

at Blackrock Center in Germantown MD, Jan 25 and 26 →

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