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Two Virginia songwriters sue Justin Bieber and Usher for copyright infringement. [AP via WJLA]

A Belgian artist brings live chickens to Connersmith gallery. [Post]

Angry attendees protest the lack of chili at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off. [Post]

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: “If politicians are concerned about job creation and economic growth, why are they cutting arts support?” [Huffington Post D.C.]

Prince George’s County synthpop duo Ploy is working on its next EP. [D.C. Music Download]

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces the winners of its 30th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Competition. [Art 202]