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It’s a Christmas cabaret smackdown! Who will win—-Signature Theatre’s Holiday Follies or MetroStage’s A Broadway Christmas Carol? [Arts Desk]

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has a new chief curator: Stephane Aquin, from the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. [Post]

lowercase letters show off a stronger, sultrier sound on a new full-length release. [Arts Desk]

Local folk musician Marian McLaughlin quotes AC/DC on finding financial success as a musician. [DCist]

Listen to D.C. trio Sansyou‘s collab with Brooklyn’s the New Lines, a tribute to a polluted waterway, “Gowanus Canal Field Inspection.” [Bandwidth]