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  1. Adamson Gallery, D.C.'s Oldest Photography Gallery, Is ClosingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | City Paper

    Adamson Gallery, an anchor for fine-art photography and other media by local and national artists, is closing. Located in what used to be the heart of the 14th Street NW arts corridor, the gallery has maintained a physical presence in D.C. since 1982.

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  2. Comic Release: D.C. Comedy Scene is Gaining Steam, But Can it Rival NYC And L.A.?Read the original story

    May 6, 2016 | City Paper

    The basement of the Big Hunt is nicknamed Hell's Kitchen, thanks to its devilish decor, claustrophobic ambience, and red-light glow. The name was especially fitting on a recent Friday night.

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  3. If D.C. Raises the Tipped Minimum Wage, Will Restaurants Ditch Tipping?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | City Paper

    One of the biggest restaurant industry headlines of the past year was Danny Meyer and his grand no-tipping experiment. The famed New York restaurateur announced last fall that he would eliminate gratuities at 13 of his Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants by the end of 2016.

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  4. CSX: Freight Trains Will Likely Be Able to Run Within a DayRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | City Paper

    Transportation company CSX says it expects freight operations to return through the District "within the next 24 hours," following a 175-car train derailment on Sunday that forced the closure of rails, a Metro station, and roads near Ninth Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE. "Overnight, crews successfully completed excavation of the soils that were impacted by an approximately 750-gallon leak of sodium hydroxide from a tank car that was damaged in the derailment," the firm said in a statement on Tuesday.

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  5. To Do This Weekend: Maracuyeah 5 Year Anniversary, M. Ward, and The ThermalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | City Paper

    D.C.'s Maracuyeah DJ Collective will celebrate its fifth anniversary the way this team of female music spinners always has-with guest performers and DJs playing tropical dance music that Maracuyeah refers to as "Pan-Latin to the Future." Maracuyeah-whose name combines the word maracuyA , a Peruvian and Colombian passion fruit, with a Colombian slang expression-will present sets by its own DJ Rat and Carmencha at the celebration, as well as ones from Oakland-based Panamanian rap act Los Rakas , Brooklyn-by-way-of-Panama-and-Puerto Rico DJ Bembona , and Venezuelan electro-pop artist MPeach .

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  6. Nejla Yasemin Yatkin Dance at Dance Place: Sunday, May 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | City Paper

    Berlin-born choreographer Nejla Yasemin Yatkin's company NY2Dance calls its work "a bridging of cultures from East and West." To build this bridge, Yatkin draws inspiration from her Turkish heritage and from legendary female dancers-turned-choreographers like Martha Graham.

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  7. After Crane & Turtle's Closure, Staff Takes Over Restaurant For Passion Project Pop-UpsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | City Paper

    If you were to consult the hipster's guide to the galaxy, you'd find natural wine, Japanese booze, and seasonal cooking. These are the three trendy themes for Crane & Turtle's "Passion Project Pop-Up Week," which follows its last dinner service on April 23. The upscale Petworth restaurant closed because head chef Makoto Hamamura and pastry chef Katy Kinch are leaving for New York .

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  8. Chateau Nightclub's Closure Leaves D.C.'s Hand-Dance Community Without a Formal HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | City Paper

    Former Mayor Vince Gray dancing at a National Hand-Dance Association event in 2011 at the Chateau. Photo via Beverly Lindsay-Johnson Daniel "Breeze" Clayton , the emcee of Breeze's Country , the hand-dance TV show filmed at the Chateau, was originally told by the family of owner Seresa "Nut" Coleman , who died earlier this month , that the club would stay open.

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  9. The Proposed Baby Eagle Names Are Terrible. Here's a Better Suggestion.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | City Paper

    The hatching of the baby eagles at the National Arboretum was a joyous occasion: for the eagle parents, for the District Department of Energy & Environment and National Arboretum, and for fans of Are we naming baby eagles or are we naming second-tier sports teams? Come on. We can do better than this.

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  10. District-Bashing Congressman Doesn't Pay His Own D.C. Taxes On TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | City Paper

    Rep. John Mica ripped into the District's finances at a hearing on Metro last week, fuming that he won't "bail out Washington, D.C." by funding the transit system. Now District tax records reviewed by LL reveal that Mica isn't so fiscally responsible when it comes to his own share of the city's tax money. 1 comment

  11. Police Arrest Teen Suspect in Fatal Metro StabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | City Paper

    D.C. police have arrested and charged 18-year-old Jovante Hall with second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed 15-year-old John Rufus Evans III to death at the Deanwood Metro station on Monday. In announcing Hall's arrest on Tuesday morning, Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Peter Newsham said during a press conference that information from residents was essential in apprehending Hall last night, following the release of survillence photos depicting a person of interest.

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  12. Person Stabbed at Deanwood Metro Station, Trains Bypassing [UPDATE]Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | City Paper

    Less than one month after 15-year-old Davonte Washington was killed at the above-ground Deanwood Metro station, police say a man was stabbed there on Monday morning. Trains are temporarily bypassing the station, according to Metro.

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  13. Police Arrest Teen in Fatal Metro Shooting as Family of Victim Plans Vigil [UPDATE]Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | City Paper

    D.C. police on Tuesday morning announced the arrest of a 17-year-old suspected of killing 15-year-old Davonte Washington at the Deanwood Metro station on Saturday in front of his mother and siblings . Officials said the suspect, whose name and gender were not released, is being charged with second-degree murder as an adult.

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  14. Ten D.C. Students Get Full Ride to George Washington UniversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | City Paper

    D.C. public school students are currently on spring break, but next fall, 10 of them will be able to attend George Washington University at no cost, thanks to full-ride scholarships they received earlier this month. The group of students from eight schools across the District won free rides through GWU's Stephen Joel Trachtenberg program, named after the university's 15th president who retired in 2007.

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  15. Price of Admission: Howard University has admitted its troubles. Can it thrive again?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | City Paper

    Whenever Bryan Weaver would think about that old, beige-colored building on the corner of 16th and Euclid streets NW, with its concrete portico and greenish security grills, warm memories would wash his mind. He'd remember those lazy Sundays when the music from the drum circle in the nearby park would come through the open windows of Meridian Hill Hall, inviting people to join the festivities.

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  16. Tim Ma Makes the Move From Virginia to D.C. With His New Restaurant KyirisanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | City Paper

    Tim Ma has been sleeping on the couch of a model apartment with a fake TV for three days. The landlord of his new Shaw restaurant, Kyirisan , has let him stay in one of its neighboring units-so long as he sets it back up for prospective tenant tours before he heads out the door.

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  17. To Do This Weekend: Mount Moriah, The Sweater Set, and The RevelersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | City Paper

    The gothic, poetic rock of Mount Moriah captures the complicated relationship Southerners have with their history. On its self-titled debut, the North Carolina band reckons with what it's like to worship in a church that's not made for you.

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  18. Jazz Setlist, March 10-16: WWJF in the HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | City Paper

    I think it's fair to call Michael Bowie "restless." The D.C. native bassist is arguably the best, most accomplished that the District has to offer, and arguably the most respected as well-he's very much inherited the mantle left by the late Keter Betts and Butch Warren as the lodestar of the Washington bass tradition.

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  19. Georgetown University Embroiled in Controversy Over Planned Parenthood InviteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | City Paper

    A D.C. institution is caught in a fight over women's reproductive rights and access to health care this week. No, it's not the Supreme Court, which on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a case about abortion out of Texas: It's Georgetown University, the oldest and one of the most visible Catholic schools in the U.S. The ruckus commenced after the Lecture Fund, a student group, invited Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to speak on campus in April.

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  20. DC Jazz Festival Unveils Audacious Lineup for 'JazzFest at the Yards' EventRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2016 | City Paper

    Yesterday, the DC Jazz Festival announced the musicians for its "DC JazzFest at the Yards" event, the culmination of its annual ten-day presentation. This year the event-at The Yards Park, the gorgeous expanse of Anacostia riverfront between the Navy Yard and the baseball stadium in Southeast-expands to three days, June 17-19.

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