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Six reasons Mayor Bowser should reconsider pulling the contemporary-art kunsthalle from the Franklin School… [Arts Desk]

…and a letter to sign if you agree that she’s selling D.C. short [Arts Desk]

Why building residential space on top of MLK Library [Greater Greater Washington]

Meet Showtime’s house band, Granny and the Boys, and its 82-year-old frontwoman. [WAMU]

How the Smithsonian’s $1.5 billion fundraising goal breaks down among its museums [Post]

Members of the Sweater Set and Ballad’ve interview one another about songwriting, ukeleles, and shape-note singing. [D.C. Music Download]