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The District spent nearly $80,000 for gospel singer Kirk Franklin to play this year’s Emancipation Day celebration. [Post]

After a stabbing temporarily shutters Fur, the nightclub fires go-go band TCB. [WJLA]

Smithsonian determines that the Hirshhorn Bubble would lose money in three tested scenarios. [Post]

A South Carolina slave shelter comes to the Smithsonian. [AP via Huffington Post D.C.]

Hang out at local art museums for free this weekend. [Post]

If you saw Chris Evans looking muscular around D.C. yesterday, it was probably because the Captain America sequel was filming downtown. [DCist]

Got a question for Ian MacKaye? Ask him at this Q-and-A on Thursday. [D.C. Music Download]

Listen to “Too Far Away,” the newest song from Maryland electropop duo Ploy. [All Things Go]