Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: RIP Bobby Parker Edition

Maryland-based blues guitarist Bobby Parker died last week at age 76. [Arts Desk]

Watch this web-only video of Dismemberment Plan playing "Invisible" on Jimmy Fallon. [Jimmy Fallon]

A museum of science fiction may come to D.C. [Housing Complex]

Read an excerpt from Dan Morse's The Yoga Store Murder, the Washington Post reporter's book about the 2011 slaying of a Lululemon employee in Bethesda. [Post]

The District bids farewell to outgoing library chief Ginnie Cooper. [Post]

The new editor of FishbowlDC has a background in comedy, and apparently, prostitution and drug dealing. [City Desk]

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom to show at the White House. [AP]

12 Years a Slave bears a connection to a slave pen in Alexandria. [AP]

The World War II memorial now has an app. [AP]

Not many tapes from the old 9:30 Club are known to exist. So... do you have any? [Arts Desk]

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  • gloria smith

    I knew bobby for at least 47 years...he was my daughter's godfather. I first met bobby when he and my best friend lived on chapin street, n.w.,dc. they came to the hospital in his burgundy Cadillac to pick up my daughter and I. he was indeed a beautiful person. when I first met my daughter's father, bobby didn't want me to meet him...he didn't want me to become involved with a musician. the band member was saxophonist ray maritano, who later went on to play with the "Winstons" (color him father)