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The recent documentary Chinatown looks at a D.C. neighborhood with an increasingly meaningless name. [WAMU]

Senior Historian David Ward talks history and controversy at the National Portrait Gallery. [Post]

Mayor Vince Gray to launch his re-election campaign at THEARC. [WTOP]

In advance of his New Year’s Eve concert at the Hamilton, Dr. John drops science and some creative lingo (“pathetical,” “slicknosity”). [Express]

A brief profile of Dave Grohl‘s favorite band from Reston, RDGLDGRN [Post]

The year in Tiny Desk concerts [NPR]

Anyone surprised that Flashdance: The Musical is an “unimaginative” rehash? [Post]