Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Fair Use Cheeseburgers Edition

Good morning, D.C.! I arrived home from a weeklong vacation last night and am not feeling this unpleasantly gray morning, but I've scanned my Google Reader for you nonetheless. Let's get to it.

Click Track reviews B.B. King's performance at the Birchmere on Saturday night; the blues legend is supposedly still touring because "his young great-granddaughter 'loves money.""

TBD puts together a brief history of musicals about racism. "Rodgers and Hammerstein were leaders in raising awareness of social issues through their music, and others have followed suit"—I suppose there's no room for a brief history of musicals about colonialism, at this time, anyway. Also on TBD: "Local director seeks cash for post-apocalyptic Bollywood film."

Das Rascist is performing at the World's Fair Use Day next Thursday. Says We Love DC: "Their panel on fair use in hip-hop is one of the earlier items of the day, later followed with discussions about fair use in visual art, gaming, and finally humor – where Cheezeburger’s Ben Huh will be speaking." I can haz...copyright permissions?

News you've been really, really waiting for: Prince of Petworth heralds the return of "sweet chalk art."

Here on Arts Desk, we review a year of One Track Minds and look at DC Short's new Brazilian...theme, that is.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

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