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H Street Blues: H Street Playhouse has been priced out of H Street NE, my colleague Lydia DePillis reported yesterday. Owner Adele Robey sold the property to an investment firm in 2009; now that her initial lease is expiring, the firm is planning to raise the rent. And so the playhouse—-which was used by companies including Scena, Theatre Alliance, and No Rules—-will now look for a new location.

Populism, Yea, Yeah! The Going Out Gurus forecast what’s going to be worthwhile in 2012. I unapologetically share their enthusiasm for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Today on Arts Desk: The skinny on Theater J’s Locally Grown Festival, and a goodbye to a bluesman.