Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: NBC4 on Durkl

Nitpick: NBC4's report—cribbed from us, perhaps?—on the closing of Durkl's studio at 443 I Street NW has a couple snags. No. 1: 443 I Street NW is more Mt. Vernon Square than Chinatown. No. 2: That space has been active as a kind of art-punk venue for about a decade, but has it been a "staple of the D.C. arts community" for 20 years? Hmm.

Get a Room: The Peace Corps/Smithsonian PDA continues. Yesterday Peace Corps donated 43 items to the National Museum of American History. The haul includes volunteer correspondence, recruitment posters, and a letter signed by John F. Kennedy, who founded the volunteer program 50 years ago in 1961. Members of the public can view some of the items this Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the museum.

Yay, Pictures!: The Washington Post's Maura Judkis previews some of the work made by artists participating at (e)merge Art Fair this weekend; DCist's Valerie Paschall offers up some pics from Sonic Circuits Festival.

Local Love: Stereogum likes Oddisee's Rock Creek Park mixtape just as much as we do; Village Voice interviews local dance-music production duo Benoit & Sergio, who approve of the upward trajectory of D.C.'s dance music scene.

Yesterday on Arts Desk: Our ed-in-chief rounds up the oh-so-lame headlines spurred by R.E.M.'s split. Wait, did we mention R.E.M. split?

Today on Arts Desk: This week's brand new, pipin' hot issue is out TODAY. Check the boxes.

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