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Nelson Pressley: “… the National [Theatre] is a low-budget, skeletal operation that maintains a handful of outreach operations to help justify its not-for-profit status. Rent doesn’t seem to be an issue. Bottom line: When the theater is dark, no one really loses money.” [Post]

Furniture magnate Mitchell Gold and his former Smithsonian researcher husband Tim Gold have thrown their support behind opening an LGBT museum in Washington [Post]

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith helps plan a gun-control rally on the National Mall Jan. 26 [Washingtonian]

Stevie Wonder, Usher, Alicia Keys, and other pop stars to perform in Washington for the Presidential Inauguration [Post]

D.C.-born actress Marjuan Canady talks about her Caribbean folklore-inspired play, Callaloo, which opened and closed at the Ellington school last weekend [The Root D.C.]

“Naked Girls Reading” comes to Little Miss Whiskey’s [Pink Line Project]

Click through this slideshow if you weren’t already aware that Hollywood is obsessed with Washington politics [Post]

Killa Cal releases Capital Punishment mixtape. [Examiner.com]