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When a classical opera takes on South African folk elements, are its accolades genuine, or fetishization of the exotic? [Arts Desk]

Photos of Sylvan Esso and Doe Paoro at the Howard Theatre [D.C. Music Download]

Frank Gehry‘s proposed designs for the Eisenhower Memorial might be scuttled. [Post]

Inside H Street NE’s new NK Gallery [East City Art]

Photos of Route 29 Revue at Merriweather Post Pavilion [BYT]

Angela Lansbury will star in Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, coming to the National Theatre in March. [Post]

D.C.’s Keegan Theatre Company is touring Ireland with A Few Good Men. [Post]