We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

The members of Brass Connection used to busk outside the Verizon Center. Now, they’re the Washington Mystics’ house band. [Post]

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced a $5.4 million gift to cap off its fundraising goal for the Renwick Gallery renovation. [Arts Desk]

Clips from the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ first all-video exhibition [Post]

How Erin Driscoll became one of D.C.’s most in-demand actresses [DC Theatre Scene]

Washington Project for the Arts has finally found a permanent home: across the street from the 9:30 Club. [Arts Desk]

Photos of Derek Evry & His Band of Misanthropes at Iota Club [D.C. Music Download]