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Before her not-so-secret show at the Howard Theatre on Saturday, Janelle Monáe led a Black Lives Matter rally at the Justice Department. [Post]

D.C. theaters stage more plays by women than New York City, L.A., and Philly. Only Chicago mounts more. [Washingtonian]

The Strathmore’s ukelele festival, by the numbers [Post]

In Fact’s new video feature of Kali Uchis, the soul-pop vocalist goes record shopping at Som Records and Joint Custody. [Bandwidth]

Photos of Basement, Adventures, LVL UP, and Palehound at the 9:30 Club [DCist]

A chat with Miranda Rose Hall, an area playwright whose play How We Died of Disease-Related Illness is now showing at the Callan Theatre [DC Theatre Scene]