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TBD ArtsBook: Raheem DeVaughn goes to jail

October 18, 2011 - 09:30 AM
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Raheem DeVaughn
Raheem DeVaughn, shown not in jail. (Photo: Associated Press)

Raheem DeVaughn got popped! The singer was arrested alongside Cornel West at the Supreme Court, protesting the Citizens United decision, Jonathan Fischer reports. "24 hours was not enough time" in jail, DeVaughn tells Keith Alexander upon release. RELATED: Maura Judkis! Maura Judkis! Maura Judkis surveys the visual art that's come out of the Occupy occupations so far. Maura Judkis.

• Justin Bieber fans: Prepare to cyber-strafe the American History Museum. Esperanza Spalding is donating her Nobel concert dress to the institution. Bieber has donated shoes to a Toronto museum; how nice for all involved. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE: This institutional acknowledgement of the Nobel prize concert is clearly vindication for Chris Richards.

• Was theater's loss journalism's gain? Patrick Howley, the self-proclaimed hero (and possibly co-instigator) of the Battle of the National Air and Space Museum, may have been a promising playwright. ArtsBook found a Patrick Howley of Avon, Conn., which is a nice place, who had two of his teenage plays produced at the Young Playwrights Festival in Los Angeles, one of which was directed by Tiffani Thiessen. There's a photo, too. Got a call in to Howley.

Tom Sietsema's fall dining guide: Where's Arlington? Alexandria and Falls Church have three restos each while the home of Eventide, Atilla's (best hummus and pita ArtsBook's ever had), and the Landrum Empire gets turned away. Actually, ArtsBook (who lives in Alexandria, SCORE) thinks it's OK for Arlington to get ignored once in a while; it didn't develop into its current paradisical state while everyone was paying attention.

• Mall events this week. Amy Willard previews some 9:30 shows.

Matt Ashburn of Capital City Diner likes Bell and Sebastian.

REVIEWS: Mike Paarlberg on "Love Potion #1" at Gala. Rosalind Lacey gets there, too (classic DC Theatre Scene lede: "If you need relief from the news and the economy, here’s an aspirin on an elegant platter"), as does Eric Denver. Emily Yahr on Sunday in the Country fest at MPP. Bob Ashby on "Twelve Angry Men" at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Dulani Wallace on Loretta Lynn/SCOTS at 9:30. AJP (seriously, that's this person's byline) on Ladytron at 9:30. Jayne Blanchard on "A Bright New Boise" at Woolly. Charlotte Asmuth on the same show. Sarah Ameigh on "The Book Club Play." Peter Marks got to that one, too, and found it "serviceable." Julia Exline on "The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog" at KenCen. Celia Wren sees the doctor, too. Chris Richards reviews the new Real Estate LP but I can't find the review online. Buy a paper!

THINGS TO DO, COMPILED BY KIM CHI HA

Pop: From Memphis to Mardis Gras Tour: Cyndi Lauper and Dr. John at 9:30. Givers w/ Lord Huron and Imagineiam at Black Cat. Still Corners w/ Olivian Mancini and Meredith Bragg at DC9. Lydia w/ Speak, Ocean is Theory and The Rogue at Jammin’ Java. Alexi Murdoch at Sixth & I. Stephen Stills at Birchmere. The Funkmnkyz at Velvet Lounge. Circa Survive at Rams Head. Tom O’Connor & Sarah Fridrich at Artisphere. Boy & Bear at Red Palace.

Classical, jazz: Meklit Hadero at Millennium Stage. Butch Warren w/ Matt Ingeneri Duo at Black Fox Lounge. Pilc Moutin Hoenig at Blues Alley (Giovanni Russonello talks with the trio of New York-based Euro expats.)

Theater: “Othello” opens at Folger Theatre. “Re-Entry” opens at Round House. “Music in the Movies” opens at Signature Theatre.

What-have-you: “Face the Wall” doc on the victims of the Berlin Wall at Goethe-Institut. DC Labor Filmfest: “The Company Men” at AFI Silver Theatre. BloomScreen pres. “Motherland” at BloomBars. Art at Paolo’s at Paolo’s Georgetown. DON'T STAY TOO LONG SIREN! Salon Contra ft. Hasan Elahi at Pink Line Project HQ. Lecture: "Worms From Hell and Microbes From Space" at S. Dillon Ripley Center. Brad Garrett (the tall brother from "Everybody Loves Raymond" as well as the voice of Bloat, the pufferfish dad, in "Finding Nemo") at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.

Cheap tix! Goldstar has "The Heir Apparent" at STC, "Music in the Movies" at Sig, Brad Garrett at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, more.

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