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The Kennedy Center premiered its latest musical offering on Tuesday: a 5,000 pipe organ that, unlike its predecessor, will hopefully not make unscheduled noises during performances. [Post]

Peoples Potential Unlimited presents a new compilation of rare funk, boogie, and go-go tracks straight out of the ’80s. [Big Cartel]

Washingtonian breaks down the White House Christmas decorations by the numbers. The Bo topiary involved 20,000 black and white pom poms, 85 hours of labor, and some portion of your tax dollars. [Washingtonian]

Local DJ Chris Burns has been on a remixing spree lately. You can sample his latest experiments now, via Sound Cloud. [Sound Cloud]

Connecticut Avenue used bookstore Kultura’s is closing. But there’s good news – until Sunday, all merchandise is 50% off. [Borderstan]

The trip may be canceled but the party goes on: Andrew W. K. spills the details on his State Department-sponsored trip to Bahrain that’s now been called off. [DCist]