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After hanging from scaffolding for two days, French street artist JR has completed his first D.C. installation: covering an abandoned building at 14th and T streets NW with Ernest Withers‘s image of striking Memphis sanitation workers. Watch your back, Christo! [Post]

Speaking of people named JR, Pig Destroyer vocalist JR Hayes talks with DC Heavy Metal about grindcore, politics and…Bruce Springsteen? [DC Heavy Metal]

She’s hit the big time! Longtime Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith will be making her Broadway directing debut if all goes according to plan. She’s signed on to helm Eric Coble‘s new play about an aging Brooklyn artist, The Velocity of Autumn. [Post]

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