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Today in our semi-regular Dischord Records dispatch, Rites of Spring vocalist Guy Picciotto talks about the recent release of the band’s original six-song demo, 28 years after it was first recorded. [Crib Notes]

Artist and outdoorsman Ed Felker discusses the polluted Potomac and filmmaker Hunter Weeks‘ new feature on the subject. [HuffPost DC]

It’s already the middle of November, so clearly it’s time to start thinking about summer plans. DC Public Library seeks performers and teachers to work with teens in their 2013 summer reading program. [Art 202]

Can art really cure what ails you? Over the past year, the Phillips Collection has brought art therapy to chronically ill individuals. The group’s work is on display at the museum now. [Washingtonian]

Yet another documentary about the immigrant experience in America is on its way, this one produced by local advocate Jacqueline Thompson-Marquez. [Post]

Capital Bop talks with Baltimore bass clarinetist Todd Marcus about his sophomore album and the idea of inheritance. [Capital Bop]