Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Paint Branch Edition

Talking to Wils Wilson, director of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, which starts tonight at the Bier Baron Tavern. What's special about performing in a tavern? "The audience sees the actors up close, the sweat on their brows." [D.C. Theatre Scene]

John Davis and Chris Richards, both formerly of Q and Not U, plan to digitally release a full-length from their collaborative project Paint Branch in 2013. [Title Tracks]

Beatport names U Street Music Hall's sound system the second best in America [Beatport]

Richard Florida uses Myspace data to map music scenes in American urban centers, including D.C. [Atlantic Cities]

The Dismemberment Plan puts its entire discography—with lyrics and YouTube videos—on its website. (On Facebook, frontman Travis Morrison says, "I'm sure it looks like ass on mobile. We're working on that.") [Dismemberment Plan]

101-year-old Arlington resident Martha Ann Miller publishes her autobiography [Post]

Music school Bach to Rock opens a franchise in Philadelphia [Washington Business Journal]

Washington Post Fiction Editor Ron Charles documents the process of reviewing a book on a Kindle; concludes he wouldn't like to do that again [Post]

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