Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Keepin’ the Faith Edition

Good morning, everyone! Wednesday's looking at temperatures in the 90s and a 40 percent of thunderstorms. I'm hoping for rain.

U Street Music Hall is hosting "Keepin' the Faith" tonight, a benefit for local DJ Stereo Faith, who's been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. There's no cover charge, but a $5 donation is requested and proceeds will go toward his medical bills—he's scheduled for brain surgery on Friday, Aug. 13. The benefit starts at 9 p.m., featuring Tittsworth doing drum 'n bass, Scottie B spinning disco and house, Will Eastman spinning indie, punk, and post punk, Tabi Bonney spinning hip-hop, Dave Nada, and Jerome Baker III.

NoMa Summer Screen is showing its final film tonight, Donnie Darko. Summer's slipping by, as questions are still in the air in the early June slaying of Washington National Opera singer, Don Diego Jones. Around TV land, TLC has picked up a second season of D.C. Cupcakes—um... why?

In case you missed it, our own Chris Klimek spends eight minutes with the cast and crew of Eight, the Evens at Fort Reno, reviewed, and D.C. rapper Wale drops his mixtape, More About Nothing. The Seinfeld ode is almost as sweet as the Elaine dance. Last night the line  wrapped around the block at Commonwealth, where he was giving away 300 copies of his mixtape—people love free shit.

All right, folks, that's all for this morning. Enjoy the terribly recorded Elaine dance video—her dance is making me feel uncomfortable. Stay cool.

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