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Kris Coronado leads off this week’s arts section with her chronicle of a local actor’s efforts to bring the zombie flick Night of the Living Dead to the stage. With songs. And sans zombies. Kriston Capps, stepping back a little from the controversy currently unfolding over the Smithsonian’s removal of a piece of video art, takes a quick look at the history of Republican vitriol over button-pushing art and concludes that art has had no trouble surviving the culture wars. Film critic Tricia Olszewski reviews Black Swan and Tiny Furniture. David Dunlap Jr. reviews the first solo record by William Tyler, who finds opulence in the John Fahey playbook. Chris Klimek, a boxer himself, checks out the Keegan Theatre’s boxing drama Golden Boy. And in One Track Mind, Steve Kiviat talks to local Latin-jazz mainstay Joe Falero about his new record.

In City Lights, Louis Jacobson reviews “Directions” at the Hirshhorn. Plus! The Walkmen, Andy Summers‘ photography, Sonora Ponceña, Andrew Bird, Carol Bui, and Emma Donoghue.