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How Mingering Mike wound up in the Smithsonian [Post]

Local historian pens a history of Loudoun County African Americans who served in the Civil War. [Post]

Officials getting ready to predict the cherry blossoms’ peak bloom time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. [AP via WJLA]

The third annual (e)merge Art Fair now accepting applications. [Art 202]

Drunk History films at Smith Commons [Post]

A profile of the three sister stage managers who work together for the first time on Washington National Opera’s Manon Lescaut [Post]

The story behind Bethesda’s new jazz and supper club [Post]

Local amateur stand-up comics make light of sequestration. [Post]

Sculpting the Phillips Collection’s Laib Wax Room [Post]

Not that anyone has ever wanted to see 300 photos of Rosslyn, but here are some of the sites where the Supernova performance art festival may hold performances. [Facebook via D.C. Performance Art]

George Washington‘s Constitution, rockin’ a library near you [AP via WJLA]

ArtJamz expands. [Post]

Smithsonian licenses some of its content to digital archive Cengage Learning. [WTOP]

Ford’s Theatre says its tours and programming won’t be affected by sequestration. [D.C. Theatre Scene]

In the new season of Veep, the VP gets “closer to power,” says Armando Iannucci. [Huffington Post D.C.]

“You’ll never hear about Foul Swoops moving to Brooklyn.” Talk to us in a few years, dudes. [Georgetown Voice]