Al Green cancels his appearance at the White House’s “Memphis Soul” concert, citing back injury. This isn’t the first time the soul legend has bailed on the Obamas. [Post]

… but Justin Timberlake still made it. [Post]

After more than seven years on the job, Rep Stage’s artistic director steps down. [Post]

NoMa Summer Screen schedule announced. [Frozen Tropics]

Listen: Head-Roc‘s tribute to Ward 8 Councilmember and “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry. [DCist]

Rev. Al Sharpton to participate in an Emancipation Day debate at the Lincoln Theatre. [Arts 202]

Listen: Hometown Sounds’ tribute to D.C., in podcast form. [Soundcloud via Pink Line Project]