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Raheem DeVaughn has come a long way from his early days on the U Street NW scene. Ten years ago, DeVaughn was D.C.’s most promising upstart; his low-key backpacker attitude and captivating falsetto quickly made him a crowd favorite and eventually gained the attention of Jive Records execs, with whom he inked a deal. Now, DeVaughn is the city’s most visible soul singer, with scores of fans here and abroad. MORE>> (Marcus J. Moore)

Raheem DeVaughn performs with Black Alley at 8 p.m. at The Howard Theatre. 620 T Street, NW. $40. thehowardtheatre.com. (202) 803-2899.


Luke’s Lobster opens its third area location today in Georgetown. Its arrival is a homecoming of sorts for founder Luke Holden, who graduated from Georgetown five years ago. The two-story shop, located in the former Philly Pizza space, will be outfitted with lobster gear from Holden’s old boat. Expect the same seafood menu (lobster and shrimp rolls, clam chowder, lobster bisque) along with “Blue Monsters,” ice cream cookies made with Gifford’s Maine blueberry ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. Luke’s Lobster, 1211 Potomac St. NW; lukeslobster.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Art Taylor interviews K.E. Semmel about his translations of Scandinavian crime novels The Caller by Karin Fossum and The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., No. 101, Arlington. Free. (703) 300-9746.

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