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Local indie-rock quartet Deleted Scenes has officially broken up. [Arts Desk]

Listen to Maryland soul singer Reesa Renee‘s new track “Invisible,” about her depression following the deaths of two friends. [Bandwidth]

Listen to local synthpop trio the Walking Sticks‘ sexy new slow-burner, “Burn Brighter.” [D.C. Music Download]

What books and music will be big in the D.C. area this year? Local experts make their bets. [Express]

The D.C. Public Library is staging a 10-hour reading of George Orwell‘s 1984. [DCist]

Benji Madden of Good Charlotte fame married Cameron Diaz. [Post]