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Beauty Pill‘s Describes Things As They Are comes in at 97 in Village Voice’s annual Pazz+Jop music poll. [Village Voice]

How Studio Theatre’s elevator operators are part of the performance. [Post]

Wale opens State of the Union address, maybe announces new album. [Arts Desk]

And speaking of Wale, here’s what’d he do with $1.5 billion, had he won the Powerball. [Arts Desk]

There’s going to be a D.C. music pop-up museum at the MLK Library on Saturday. [DC Music Download]

Taking a selfie during intermission at the theater: In poor taste, or nah? [Post]

Meet Pentagrvm, the D.C. area’s connection between hip-hop and metal. [Arts Desk]