– To promote its showcase Wednesday at Comet Ping Pong, local music blog All Our Noise made a handsome video of Cigaretteperforming in a Shaw garden [All Our Noise]

– Wolf Trap Opera Company Director Kim Witman is traveling, looking for new singers, and she compiled a list of the kinds of stories she hears from people in auditions. [Huffington Post D.C.]

– Washington National Cathedral dedicates a Mother Teresa carving on Thursday [National Cathedral]

– A report from last night’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony for Ellen DeGeneres [Post]