Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Half Noise Edition

Good morning, D.C.! It's gonna be all slooooow news during this half-week—looks like the turkey has already hit this city's arts reporters. Regardless, onward!

TBD reports that noise limits could be lifted in downtown Silver Spring and Bethesda: "This bill would allow events at the Strathmore Hall, like outdoor films and concerts, to be as loud as 75 decibels between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., April through October, as long as the performing arts facility files a yearly noise mitigation plan. The bill would also let the county executive, with a recommendation from the urban district advisory boards, designate specific spots in Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Wheaton that would get a blanket noise waiver. Urban districts would also have to file yearly reports detailing the types of events it will hold throughout the year, including dates, hours, and targeted audiences." Also on TBD is the tale of how scandal-ridden lobbyist Jack Abramoff met the Velvet Lounge (that is, via a rock opera penned by a journalist who also dabbles in music on the side).

Click Track attempts to crack the aura of Yeezy that has enveloped seemingly, well, everyone with some local alternatives.

Here on Arts Desk, Head-Roc shares local hip-hop artists worthy of your attention, the Pragmatist honors the upcoming holiday with three songs to fight the tryptophan, and  Fare Assessment concludes that Robin Givhan's latest trip to New York was worth only the Jersey Turnpike tolls.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

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