New job posting: General Director of Washington National Opera. Tenors encouraged to apply. Diva-ishness tolerated. Please, no frequent jaunts to Los Angeles. In other words, Plácido Domingo is leaving us next June when his contract expires, and it’s a minus-2 on Mike Madden‘s Quality-of-Life needle.

Washington’s “Godfather of Go-Go” Chuck Brown continued his whirlwind tour yesterday and spent the evening in New York to sit in with The Roots as part of the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Ahead of his late-night debut, Brown talked with Click Track‘s Chris Richards and talked about the FBI, Action Al’s Tires on Bladensburg Road and of course, his love for Chips Ahoy!

Over at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel last night, TBD‘s Ryan Kearney saw beach rockers Wavves get in to all sorts of trouble like backstage pot smoking and potential onstage assaults on frontman Nathan Williams. And Ryan, I got your name right this time, so please don’t send any more Irish ancestors to haunt me.

The All Roads Film Festival kicked off last night at the National Geographic Museum with Reel Injun, an examination of cinematic depictions of Native Americans. Ryan Little‘s review is here.

Mike Rhode‘s interviews with visiting cartoonists continued with Jeff Smith, author and writer (and bourbon enthusiast) of Bone.

The first teaser for the Coen Brothers‘ new adaptation of True Grit made its debut yesterday, and Mike Riggs is excited. Riggs’ grandmother? Not so much.