The Helen Hayes Awards nominations are in, and they’re dominated by Signature Theatre and Synetic Theatre. [Post]

Photos of Baby Bry Bry & the Apologists, BRNDA, What Moon Things, and the Sea Life at U Street Music Hall [DCist]

A recap of the DC Record Fair at Penn Social [BYT]

Dr. Blues, the well-known and much-loved founder and owner of the New Vegas Lounge, died last week. [Facebook]

Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Phylicia Rashad, and other BET Honors guests after-partied at Joe’s Stone Crab. [Post]

Under the direction of Kristina Bilonick, Takoma’s DC Arts Studios will expand its gallery. [East City Art]