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As Broccoli City Fest grows, so does its commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles. [Arts Desk]

More than five years and $10 million: How Richard Wagner‘s Ring Cycle nearly bankrupted the Washington National Opera. [Post]

An interview with Girls Rock! DC founding member Jennifer Fox-Thomas. [DC Music Download]

After 12 years, Adams Morgan’s Crooked Beat Records is closing. [Arts Desk]

Here’s what Dupont Underground looks like now. [DCist]

National Gallery of Art’s East Building to reopen in September. [Washingtonian]

Maracuyeah celebrates five years. [Arts Desk]