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Happy Tears: Yesterday marked the first Martin Luther King Day observance at the still-new memorial. Washington Post gets tear-jerky. CNN has video.

Breaking News: Former Baltimore resident and experimental musician Jason Urick moves to Portland, Ore., and utterly fits in. Urick’s new record, I Love You, is out on Thrill Jockey Jan. 24.

Forget the Alamo: DCist’s Benjamin R. Freed chimes in on the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, deploys mean-spirited Google map to demonstrate its geographic impotence.

Yesterday on Arts Desk: Local tracks for Martin Luther King Day!