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Keeping tabs on what’s being said about the D.C. arts scene outside of the District
ArtDC Despite mentions in Country Living and Interior Design magazines, this year’s effort to bring a large-scale international art fair to the District didn’t get much traction nationally. Roger Atwood, writing for Bloomberg News, yawns: “A work on paper by multimedia artist William Christenberry goes for $5,500. A chromogenic print on aluminum by photographer Kerry Skarbakka can be had for $3,000. The Armory Show this isn’t.”
Chuck Brown We’re About the Business, the new album from the go-go godfather, sold 16,500 copies in its first week, debuting on the Billboard album chart at number 37. (Smack between Norah Jones and Mims—-there’s a sitcom plot in here somewhere.) Rolling Stone, as it does with most albums, gave it three stars; Esquire uses the album as an excuse for a brief go-go primer.
* CORRECTION, 6/4: Gaitán’s name was originally misspelled as “Gaitain.”