Radio Daze: The big arts news yesterday was the fight of the University of Maryland’s WMUC—-free-form holdout, incubator of good people and good taste in the local music scene—-to stay on air. The station found itself in dire straits after U-Md.’s student government allocated only a fraction its requested budget, following a convoluted series of events that Arts Desk’s Alex Baca untangled yesterday. The Baltimore Sun offers some sympathy—-for both sides!—-here.
Tattoo Barbecue: U Street Music Hall co-owner, tattoo enthusiast, and amateur foodie Jesse Tittsworth has plans to tattoo a pig and then eat it. You can’t make this shit up.
Washington Color Schooled: The National Gallery of Art made two contemporary acquisitions: “Great America” (1994) by Kerry James Marshall and “Knight’s Heritage” (1963) by local Anne Truit, who died in 2004. The museum already has a handful of Truitts, but this is the first in the collection from the minimalist sculptor’s breakthrough years in the 1960s.
Today on Arts Desk: Why you should care about WMUC’s troubles, and why you should; funny things you should do!