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Gaddafi Loves Leeza: I love this (newish?) work of street art, on F Street NW between 10th and 11th. Know something about it? Email me.

Rest in Peace, Junebug: HR-57’s house drummer, Jimmy “Junebug” Jackson, has died. Read Michael J. West‘s Arts Desk obituary. More on CapitalBop.

Kaisered Once Again: Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, in his regular Huffington Post column. Argues the United States should re-remphasize arts education as a way of reigniting the nation’s creative spirit. “That is one rationale for encouraging small businesses – new products and inventions are often developed by small entrepreneurial ventures,” he writes. “But successful small ventures can grow to become big economic engines and major employers. Google, for instance, which started as recently as 1998, now employs over 30,000 people!” 30,000 poeple! So, there you have it. Watercolors in fifth grade –> Google.

Today on Arts Desk: Mangum! Gold Leaf! Yes!