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TBD reports that the D.C. Music Fest has been canceled due to lack of funding and sponsorships. To be honest, this blogger doesn’t remember the event making that much of a splash when it was announced in the first place, but the organizers hope to revive it in the future. The Fest would’ve been held at the new Yards Park, which would’ve been at least kind of cool, with the waterfront and all.
Remember the horribly boring season of The Real World set in D.C.? Well, the Dupont Circle house that served as Drama Ground Zero will now house the Laogai Museum, which focuses on prison camps in China. That’ll be quite a departure from that one dude’s panda hat…
In not-really-D.C. news (but definitely alternative weekly news), Maura Johnston will take the reigns from Rob Havilla as The Village Voice‘s music editor. Johnston, whose gig will start in about a week, has written for Idolator, Popdust, and the Awl.
Here on Arts Desk, we praise Robert Glasper at Bohemian Caverns, suggest that Minnesota school the DMV Awards in dealing with award ceremony violence (TBD recaps the community meeting intended to work out some of the kinks next year), and check out the sonically and visually assaulting new song from Mi Ami’s forthcoming 12-inch.
Enjoy your Tuesday!