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Arts Roundup: Afrikaner Barista Edition

Origin's Not Destination: Beauty Pill's Chad Clark appeared yesterday on the podcast 99% Invisible to discuss the group's Immersive Ideal project at Artisphere. Listen, laugh at the joke about slow vs. non-slow disco, and then scroll to the bottom, where you'll find a premiere of "Afrikaner Barista," which is the first song on the group's new album.

Lofty Ambitions: As Michael J. West lamented yesterday on Arts Desk, tomorrow marks the final Jazz Loft concert at Gold Leaf Studios, the arts space in Mount Vernon Square whose tenants have to move out at the end of the month. At TBD, Andrew Beaujon chats with Loft organizer Giovanni Russonello, who says he'll announce a new location for the series soon. (I nominate Subterranean A.)

Also a Necessary Sacrifice: Craig Wallace will now play Frederick Douglass in Ford's Theatre's production of Necessary Sacrifices, the company announced yesterday. David Emerson Toney, who was originally cast in the role, withdrew earlier this week because of a "private health matter." The Post reports that the play's four previews, which were set to begin today, were postponed; it'll still open next Thursday, and run goes to Feb. 18.

Also: Positive reviews of Screen Vinyl Image's Wednesday show at Black Cat. Windian Records curates a mix for GET BENT! featuring some good D.C. garage rock.

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