We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

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]