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A controversial 5×5 Project art installation in Anacostia has unearthed some deeper issues: Is the D.C. government responsible for the bulk of the neighborhood’s vacant buildings? [Housing Complex]

Marion Barry takes credit for the fire marshal deeming the Anacostia installation a fire hazard, and the arts commission will remove it on Monday. [Arts Desk] [Arts Desk]

Tony Covay, son of local R&B legend Don Covay, busks outside of Nationals Park. [Post]

A look inside three of the Smithsonian’s research and conservation centers (N.B. one has cheetah cubs) [Express]

Baltimore booker Dana Murphy on booking this year’s U+NFest and combating misogyny and mansplaining in the DIY music scene [Bandwidth]

On Veteran’s Day, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, Carrie Underwood, and other big-name celebrities will perform a free concert on the National Mall. [DCist]