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Coming soon to Brookland: a new Jazz and Cultural Society [Arts Desk]

Watch Ex Hex turn squares into cool kids from a spaceship in the video for “Waterfall” [DCist]

The Textile Museum will open with the George Washington University Museum in March 2015. [Arts Desk]

Howard University’s Yardfest has completely nixed live music this year after a few of last year’s audience members got rowdy. Would this have happened at a predominantly white university? [Post]

Ditch the Capitol Skyline, forgo the crappy galleries from abroad: five things the (e)merge art fair should change [The D.C. Docent]

Baltimore’s full of weird, cheap, apocalyptic theater this season. [Post]

Silver Spring’s produced a contestant on NBC’s The VoiceMenlik Zergabachew, who’s now taking reggae tips from Gwen Stefani. [Bandwidth]