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The late, great David Bowie came to Silver Spring in 1971—reportedly the first time he set foot in the U.S. A music journalist whose family took the star out to dinner one night remembers that trip: “It wasn’t an interview, just spending time with him…I feel luck that someone who became a bright star spent some time with…my family.”
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Think you’re lucky and will win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot tonight? Think again. [Post, City Desk]
- Lawyers representing 87 people who are suing Metro discussed the civil complaints Tuesday. [City Desk]
- Who will be the next chairman of Metro’s board: Virginia’s Jim Corcoran or D.C.’s Jack Evans? [Post]
- Whitman-Walker Health plans to develop its 1701 14th NW site with retail and residential space. [WBJ]
- After April 1, Delroy Burton will no longer lead the D.C. Police Union. [FOX5]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- ANC Intrigue: After a troubled 2015 and a City Paper cover story, Kathy Henderson will no longer chair ANC 5D.
- From Bocce to Brewing: H Street NE’s Vendetta will soon make way for brewing equipment and comfort food.
- Remembering MLK: 100 D.C. public school students will recite the “I Have a Dream” speech this Friday.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Jack Evans in tough fight for Metro chairmanship. [Post]
- D.C. FEMS still letting members retire without facing discipline. [Post]
- What the District’s State of the Union guests mean. [Post]
- More on the Vince Gray [Blade, WAMU]
- “Is Vincent Gray the new Marion Barry?” [Jonetta Rose Barras]
- New housing woes for Adams Morgan. [GGW]
- Deborah Simmons checks in with former MPD boss Charles Ramsey. [Times]
- Architects talk potential new NFL team stadium. [WBJ]
- The fatal Metro smoke incident, one year later. [WAMU]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The White House is hip, joins Snapchat and quotes DJ Khaled. [Post]
- Inside the new pop-up art installation in Northeast D.C. [Washingtonian]
- David Bowie‘s first visit to the U.S. was in… Silver Spring? [Arts Desk]
- David Bowie’s mark in D.C.’s past and present. [Bandwidth]
- Photos from CD Cellar’s final shows in its Arlington location. [DC Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Pitmaster Rob Sonderman to leave DCity Smokehouse to launch another barbecue project. [Post]
- Six new tasting menus to try in D.C. [Zagat]
- Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken debuts cake doughnuts this week. [Eater]
- Spanish tapas restaurant will replace SoBe Bar & Bistro in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
- Where to shop, play, and eat in the new north end of Shaw [Thrillist]
- How Virginia’s drinking scene has changed [NoVa Mag]