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The CIA’s preferred torture music? The Red Hot Chili Peppers, of course. [WTOP]

Dance icon Debbie Allen took home a big award from the D.C. Tap Festival. [Post]

Rick Ross kept his shirt on (and Fat Trel didn’t) at Echostage. [Post]

BRNDA‘s debut album is a deft mix of the serious and the silly. [DCist]

The Corcoran’s NEXT exhibit by the numbers [Post]

The Virginia Museum of Fine Art will display the works of 40 high school students from the state. [WAMU]