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Local trio Native Deen talks about the challenges of making music for Muslim youth and dissects hip-hop’s historic ties to Islam. [Arts Desk]

Listen to “If Light Escapes,” the debut single from neo-soul duo April + VISTA. [Bandwidth]

The new Capital Fringe space in Trinidad will host this year’s Exposed DC photo showcase. [DCist]

Photos of Young Rapids, the Sea Life, Go Cozy, and Den-Mate at the Rock & Roll Hotel [BYT]

How Pointless Theatre director Matt Reckeweg figured out how to pace a thriller to scare audiences in The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari [DC Theatre Scene]