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Beauty Pill‘s releasing a new album, performing three shows in the round, and writing the score to Taffety Punk’s Hamlet. [Arts Desk]

Rare Essence will be the first go-go band to ever play at SXSW. [Bandwidth]

Photos of Sylvan Esso at the 9:30 Club [BYT]

One-time actor and current apologist for all things despicable Ben Stein ate at District Commons. [Post]

At the Kennedy Center, What I Heard About the World takes on global urban myths. [Post]