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Sona CREAMery Taps Its Inner Wu-Tang Clan

Say "Cheese!" (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

It finally makes sense why Method Man's character on "The Wire" was named Cheese.  

Strolling down Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday, one may witness a chalkboard with a Wu-inspired message: "Cheese Rules Everything Around Me."  

Roll Call After Dark Tunes of the Week: 'San Clemente's Not The Same,' by Barbara Foster (Video)

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Is anything the same post-Nixon? Not really. But singer Barbara Foster was one of the first to put such sentiment to words and tunes when she released her song "San Clemente's Not The Same (Mr. Nixon, You're To Blame)," in 1969, bemoaning the effect of President Richard Nixon's taking up part-time residence in the picturesque California beach town.  

Roll Call After Dark Tunes of the Week: 'Women & Work' by Lucero

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"Come on out tonight," could be the unofficial motto for good-timing Memphis band Lucero, a band dedicated equally to touring and defying easy classification. Country? Sure. Punk? Why not. Roadhouse? Yeah.  

How Hard Could It Be to See Kinky Friedman Perform in D.C.?

Alas, Kinky Friedman won't be the next agriculture commissioner from the great state of Texas, having lost the Democratic primary runoff last month. But that just frees up the troubadour/mystery novelist/humorist/friend to unwanted dogs for Wednesday night's Washington Jewish Music Festival gig  at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, where the Kinkster will, between ditties, likely talk about marijuana.  

Friedman said he made the agriculture commissioner race a "non-binding referendum on lifting the prohibition on pot and hemp," a stance that dovetails with his Seeds of Change tour. Even though he lost his runoff to Democrat Jim Hogan, 54 percent to 46 percent, he doesn't think the issue of marijuana and hemp legalization is going away.  

Matisyahu, Klezmer Brunch Kick Off Washington Jewish Music Festival

Any music festival that kicks things off with brunch is A-OK with Roll Call After Dark.  

While hip-hop/reggae/rock star Matisyahu officially kicks things off on Sunday evening for the 15th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, it's always good to go into these things with a full belly, so festival organizers have made sure the Alexandria Kleztet gets things underway right and proper earlier in the day at the D.C. Jewish Community Center at 1529 16th Street NW.  

Calendar: 10 Years of Sixth & I, Poetic Justice at Hill Center

Happy "Sixth and I Day," Washington! To celebrate 10 years since the synagogue at 600 I St. NW was re-dedicated as the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, not just as a center of worship but a venue for music and other cultural and community events, the District has proclaimed Tuesday as "Sixth & I Day."  

Ten-year anniversary events are scheduled for later in the year, but in the meantime, the spot's normal array of quality programming includes the Brad Mehldau Trio on Thursday night and its "Spring Brews" seasonal beer tasting on April 29. For more information on upcoming events, go to sixthandi.org .  

Calendar: DC Brau's Anniversary, Drive-In Movies Return, Record Store Day!

Ah, recess. The pollen and tourist counts are up and everyone not on the campaign trail has a chance to let loose a little.  

DC Brau's Leather Anniversary Has it really been three years since the Beeraissance started in Washington ? To mark its third year since returning beer manufacturing to the nation's capital, DC Brau is celebrating its leather anniversary at Meridian Pint on Tuesday night with $3 pints of its Public, Citizen and Corruption brews.