Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Long Weekend Edition

The Washington Monument lights up tonight. [Post]

Book of Mormon lands at the Kennedy Center this week, and Nelson Pressley tries to explain why the musical from the creators of South Park is so broadly popular. (Tickets for the KenCen run are almost completely sold out.) [Post]

If you wanna party with Folklife performers, head to the Key Bridge Marriott. [Post]

A miniprofile of an American chap who's dedicated his life to Tuvan throat-singing and recently came to D.C. for the Folklife Festival [Post]

The Washington Performing Arts Society wins a National Medal of the Arts. [Post]

The Butler—a film based on the life of a longtime White House butler—must change its name to avoid confusion with a 1916 film that probably very few living people remember. [Post]

On the cover of this week's New York Times magazine: an excerpt from Mark Leibovich's forthcoming book about Washington culture, This Town [New York Times]

Court hearing reveals that one witness has been key to the investigation of the March drive-by shooting that stemmed from a fight inside Fur nightclub. [Post]

The Capital Fringe festival takes on PTSD. [Post]

...and dancing. [Post]

Local Malian musician Cheick Hamala Diabate plays a Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]

Paula Deen brings buttery racism to D.C. this fall, y'all! [Post]

Drop Electric makes a soap opera-worthy music video. [Hometown Sounds via Pink Line Project]

The National Building Museum teaches kids about Shaw. [Post]

Moombahton creator Dave Nada drops a free "vibes" mix. [Moombahton]

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