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Behind the scenes of the Kennedy Center’s Side Show, with some really freaky costumes and make-up [YouTube]

Former diplomat Jeff Stacey on becoming one of D.C.’s biggest jazz promoters [DCist]

District Clay is showing ceramic work from its students in a new gallery. [East City Art]

Anne Midgette on the sexism of male opera critics who bash on female performers’ bodies [Post]

A pop-up concert photography exhibit will open at Georgetown’s Hill & Dale record store. [D.C. Music Download]

Summer festivals worth a trip outside the city [Express]

Holly Bass choreographed a ballet with trash trucks and sanitation workers for the D.C. Truck Touch. [Post]