Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Candid Conversation Edition

A Fine Eulogy: If you want to shed tears in your cubicle today, check out Rebecca Armendariz's Good magazine piece about D.C. musician Clark Sabine, who died of cancer two years ago. Punctuated by intimate Google Chat conversations, it's a kind of e-retrospective on the last months of Sabine's life with Armendariz as he underwent treatment. For more about Sabine—who moonlighted as a D.C. rock legend—read Arts Desk's obituary.

Not My Jackie!: Today's Post cracks open Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, a recently published book that comes with eight CDs of recorded conversations between the former First Lady and historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Vincent P. Bzdek says "The book and tapes...reveal a catty, sometimes caustic, politically curious first lady who had strong views about everyone around her. What’s striking about these interviews is how candid Jackie is, how politically incorrect and how hard she works to camouflage her insecurity and vulnerability." Caroline Kennedy, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, and Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser lead a discussion about the book—which is already #1 on Amazon.com—at the Lisner Auditorium Sept. 26.

Shorties: Big Planet Comics is moving to a new home on U Street NW, says Prince of Petworth; Capital Bop fleshes out the new experimental jazz series at Bohemian Caverns; Jack Black and Conan O'Brien will be in town for Will Ferrell's Mark Twain Prize ceremony on Oct. 23, and no one will get to see them, relays TBD; Click Track interviews The Raincoats' Gina Birch in advance of the band's show at Comet this Saturday; Washingtonian has photos of the Fillmore Silver Spring.

Today on Arts Desk: Transmissions from our awesome Fall Arts Guide, out TODAY in boxes.

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