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GW’s new D.C. music archive tells the histories of go-go, bluegrass, and D.C. hardcore. [DCist]

Musicals based on artworks can be jarringly literal. Will the Kennedy Center’s Degas-inspired Little Dancer suffer the same fate? [Post]

A tribute to Ralph Cosham, a beloved local actor who died last month [D.C. Theatre Scene]

The alumni-organized MeccaFest, a stand-in for Howard University Homecoming’s canceled Yardfest, was much smaller and poorly run than the original. [Post]

Juanita Britton closes the Anacostia art gallery she never thought she’d open. [East City Art]

Jay Leno received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last night at the Kennedy Center. [Post]