The Kennedy Center is adding three new buildings. Here’s what it has planned. [Arts Desk]

One of Rik Freeman‘s earliest murals is set to be destroyed by JBG construction. This weekend, he got an award for his work. [Arts Desk]

How Theatre Washington has struggled for funds, purpose, and faith from the community [Post]

Dupont ventriloquist Gordy Walck, who lost his home last year, says D.C. doesn’t truly appreciate his art. [Borderstan]

Solo singer-guitarist Sara Curtin, who’s got a new album out this month, considers how she’s grown since her last solo release in 2010. [Examiner]

A local record store clerk tells you what records you need to own. [BYT]