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Due to an error by Editorial Assistant Aaron Leitko, the music listings for the Red and the Black are listed incorrectly in this year’s edition of the Washington City Paper‘s annual Fall Arts Guide.
The Red and the Black listings appearing in the Fall Arts Guide were pulled from the venue’s Web site. The site’s main calendar page lists this fall’s scheduled concerts up to mid-October. A link to a “full calendar” leads to a different calendar page with a pull-down menu; although the pull-down menu offers options to see the monthly schedules of upcoming shows for September, October, November, and December 2007, selecting those options actually leads to archives of performances that occurred in September, October, November, and December 2006. (The year “2006” is prominently displayed at the top of the archived performance schedules.) These schedules were mistakenly used as the primary sources for the Red and the Black’s listings in this year’s Fall Arts Guide; as a result, the listings are inaccurate.
In the effort to bring our readers the most up-to-date and dependable listings information in each weekly edition of the paper, it is the policy of the City Paper’s Listings Department to obtain such information from only the most reliable of sources (paid advertisements submitted by the venue, direct correspondence with venue managers and event coordinators); when information is obtained from less-reliable sources (Web sites, out-of-house publicists), it is to be more highly scrutinized. That same policy applies to the annual Fall Arts Guide, but was not followed in this instance.
The correct listings information for upcoming shows at the Red and the Black can be found on the main calendar page of the venue’s Web site, as well as in each weekly edition of the City Paper.