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Ally Schweitzer leads this week’s arts section with the unlikely story of Subterranean A, a DIY venue in a mixed-income housing development that in the two-plus years it operated became an essential spot for weird, forward-thinking sounds. Jandos Rothstein plots out a tour of retina-searing Arlington public art. Kriston Capps reviews “In the Tower: Barnett Newman,” the National Gallery of Art show of the abstract expressionist’s important “Stations of the Cross” series. In theater, Rebecca J. Ritzel reviews the touring production of the Tony-winning musical Memphis, currently at the Kennedy Center, while Chris Klimek is impressed by the one-man challenges of Cuchullain, a youth-in-revolt play by Rosemary Jenkinson. Ramon Ramirez reviews the last compilation from Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music Group, which includes some redemptive verses from Wale. And Tricia Olszewski reviews A Cat in Paris, the French animated Oscar nominee that holds your attention only because it’s a slim 70 minutes long.