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Marion Christopher Barry, the only child of the late “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry, died early Sunday morning at the age of 36, reportedly of a drug overdose. The younger Barry, whose father served as mayor from 1979 to 1991 and 1995 to 1999, ran unsuccessfully for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat last year. Barry was found dead in Southeast.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Famed French-born D.C. chef Michel Richard died on Saturday morning. He was 68. [Young & Hungry]
- A woman fell 40 feet inside a building near 10th and V streets NW on Sunday, sustaining injuries. [NBC4]
- District transportation officials are seeking to reform disabled parking permits to fight fraud. [Post]
- Ex-Mayor Vince Gray shadow campaign architect Jeffrey Thompson is set to be sentenced today. [AP]
- Police are searching for three suspects related to the shooting of a man in McDonald’s on Friday. [NBC4]
- Donald Trump’s company played up projected profits for his forthcoming D.C. hotel. [BuzzFeed News]
- Another Metro bus crash this month occurred early this morning, this time along 16th Street NW. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Closing Time: D.C.’s outdoor public pools started closing in waves on Sunday. All will close by October.
- Campaign Finance: The June primary’s losers spent a lot of money. David Grosso has a large war chest.
- Streetcar Guide: The District has released an online tool showing where businesses are near the streetcar.
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Meet D.C.’s first and only custom built, Jamaican-style stack, the Grand Ancestor Sound System. [WCP]
- How Diana Movius turned an old warehouse space into Dance Loft on 14. [Post]
- Photos of Cigarette at the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. [DC Music Download]
- Longacre Lea‘s latest play tackles to the pitfalls of adapting Shakespeare. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
- Tom Sietsema pens a tribute to Chef Michel Richard, who passed away Saturday. [Post]
- You’re drinking canned beer (and wine) at Kingfisher. [Washingtonian]
- The Partisan‘s Lambrusco Week is back. [DC Refined]
- The must visit brewery in 35 cities, including D.C. [Thrillist]
- Pumpkin beer is so stressful. [Munchies]