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It’s been a group house, a music venue, and a record label. Now, one year in, Babe City has bigger ambitions. [Arts Desk]

Listen to “Boom Hazard,” a playfully sinister new track from Gauche, which shares members with Neonates and Priests. [Arts Desk]

A group of Southwest residents are protesting the proposed new headquarters of the Shakespeare Theatre Company. [WCP]

Listen to PG County native Reesa Renee‘s new soul EP, “Lovers Rock.” [DCist]

A National Symphony Orchestra bassoonist is trading his formal tuxedo shirt for athletic-wear fabric. [Washingtonian]

PBS Book View Now will livestream this year’s National Book Festival. [Post]