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When New Orleans-born R&B singer Dawn Richard reunited with her P. Diddy-organized reality TV girl group Danity Kane in 2014, it did not go well. Richard reportedly got in a fist fight with a bandmate and the project came to an abrupt halt. She eventually turned those dark moments into lyrics on her latest solo album, Blackheart. While 2013’s Goldenheart incorporated subtle electronic influences and verses about knights into straight-ahead R&B, Richard’s 2015 release adds significant programmed elements with lyrics that are largely personal but occasionally reference science fiction or mythology. Read more >>> Dawn Richard performs at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $17.50–$40. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Steve Kiviat)
If you’re not going to work today, there are plenty of places open early for brunch or extending happy hour all day. Find out who’s offering snow day specials on Young & Hungry. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Signature Theatre begins performances of Kid Victory, a world premiere musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce about a young man who returns home profoundly changed after a year-long disappearance. 7:30 p.m. at 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $29–$70.
Jamie McLean, a guitaritst with New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band, plays an intimate show at Hill Country Barbecue. What better way to warm up than with live music and smoked meat? 7 p.m. at 410 7th St. NW. Free.
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