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So, some guys hit a Laurel recording studio to cut an anthem for famed Chicago criminal Larry Hoover. They wrap up and leave. Then they return with guns—-to rob the studio. [NBC Washington]

E.D. Sedgwick drops a new video for “He’s the One” [YouTube]

Seventy-five percent of plays being produced in town this season are written by men [Gwydion Suilebhan]

Crafty Bastards slideshow! [Huffington Post D.C.]

Joe Biden to appear on Parks & Rec [DCist]

National Gallery of Art ice rink opens Nov. 17 [Post]

Experts think they know what Corcoran needs to do to survive [Post]

Sarah Kaufman savages Suzanne Farrell Ballet [Post]

Michael E. Ruane may make you want to check out the Civil War exhibit that opens at the Library of Congress today [Post]

In the Virginia suburbs, a classical crossover star was born [Post]

City Paper book critic Eve Ottenberg has a new book [Plain View Press]