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Congratulations to D.C.’s own Wale, who scored his first Grammy nomination for his song “Lotus Flower Bomb” [Grammys]

Molotov Theatre Group is restructuring their leadership in the new year. Michael Wright, founding Artistic Director of SeeNoSun OnStage joins the company as co-artistic director. [Molotov Theatre Group]

The Kennedy Center will honor the late Dave Brubeck, a 2009 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, at this weekend’s performances of “A Jazz Piano Christmas.” Both shows are sold out but will be broadcast later on NPR stations. [Post]

One local rapper is speaking out on serious issues, like bullying and talking to strangers – 9 year old Chi Chi Monet. [WJLA]

A Corcoran student describes collaborating with photographer Taryn Simon on iTransparency, his show that’s currently on view at the Corcoran’s Gallery 31. [Pink Line Project]