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Good morning, D.C.! Here’s hoping, whether single or coupled, you survived Valentine’s Day (if you didn’t, here’s an anti-V-Day track from D.C. MC Pro’verb, just in case). Onto the news.
Busboys and Poets may or may not be paying their poets enough. Local poets are speaking against the chain of restaurants, but are also not planning on boycotting it (in any organized method, anyway). Here’s local artist and poet Fred Joiner‘s take.
Chuck Brown didn’t win a Grammy, nor did the rest of the local nominees. A bummer, to be sure, but a good reason to read last week’s arts feature if you missed it—and we loved Esperanza Spalding, anyway. Other things here on Arts Desk: The Crossroads nightclub in Bladensburg can serve carryout food and nothing else (like music or alcohol) and mash up an Oscar nom with some juggalos (seriously, click through to better understand).
Now, go buy some half-priced drugstore chocolate and enjoy your Tuesday!