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You Can’t Dance if You Want To: “…Five protesters were arrested by U.S. Park Police at around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the Jefferson Memorial for dancing in silence. Touted as “civil danceobedience,” the dancers were there protesting a recent court decision earlier this month that upheld a ban on dancing within the memorial,” reports DCist. The renegade dancers were charged with dancing without a permit and released. A repeat performance is scheduled for next Saturday.
In Ellipses: Local duo Bluebrain’s “location-specific” album tailored to the landscape of the National Mall (and called, uh, The National Mall) has been talked about quite a bit over the past few months. It dropped over the weekend—as much as an album that’s in the form of an iPhone app can drop, anyway. Tech magazine Wired took notice, too.
Patriotic Sounds: We Love DC, on the National Memorial Day Concert, as presented by PBS: “The show features some of the top musical acts in the nation and around the world. This year’s show had special meaning to the production crew, performers, veterans, active soldiers, and all Americans due to the recent capture of Osama Bin Laden.”
Last Week on Arts Desk: The mothership didn’t land.