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Tyler Green: “The depth of the Corcoran’s predicament has been clear for a while.” [Artinfo]

The Post is rich with metaphors for the Corcoran’s present situation: David Montgomery and Lonnae O’Neal Parker analyze the rocky “marriage” between its school and struggling gallery [Post], and Phil Kennicott, speaking of the institution’s possible move to the ‘burbs,says “This is at best amputation, and very likely euthanasia, except euthanasia is supposed to be painless, while moving the Corcoran is likely to lead to a slow, excruciating demise.” [Post]

How bad do you want your book signed by Michelle Obama next week? [Post]

A little love for D.C. modern funk unit Protect-U [Express Night Out]

Frederick Douglass statue blocked from the Capitol because of a funky law that only permits pieces from the 50 states [National Journal]

The Wire: the Musical! [DCist]

A Q&A with opera director Francesca  Zambello [Huffington Post]

The National Symphony Orchestra returns to Europe [Huffington Post]

Hey look, it’s a Chuck Brown portrait by Peekaso! [BET]