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TRIPLE X NEIGHBORS
Tandis Seyeden said there’s nothing good about having an adult video store and lingerie shop next door to her beauty salon in Cobblestone Business Center on Mathis Avenue.
“Everything is negative. There’s nothing positive. It’s like there’s this dark cloud over there,” Seyeden said of being next to MVC Couples Boutique.
Seyeden recently attended a Manassas City Council meeting to protest the opening of KK’s Temptations in Old Town. (Inside NoVA)
SONIC CIRCUITS SET TO OPEN
Most bands can't even stick around for ten years, much less niche music festivals. Yet, the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music is back for its tenth year and still drawing renowned acts from places like Italy, Japan and Austria as well as from right here in D.C. "Experimental music" is such a loose, wide-reaching term that can encompass anything from jazz improv to hissing screeching electronica and often anything in between. There may be audience participation, there may be unlikely musical instruments and toys and there will almost certainly be a need for earplugs for at least one act per night. (DCist)
RHEE'S FUTURE UNCERTAIN UNDER GRAY
Democratic mayoral nominee Vincent Gray still refuses to confirm if he will ask Michelle Rhee to stay on as schools chancellor, just days after she called the results of his primary election "devastating for the children of Washington, D.C."
On WTOP's Politics Program with Mike Plotkin on Friday, Gray repeated his stance from the campaign trail, saying he will not make a decision on Rhee until he has a chance to meet with her. (WTOP)
WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN NOVA GOLD BURGLARIES
A woman pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to steal at least $500,000 worth of gold from 37 homes in Northern Virginia in 2009.
Melinda M. Soto, 34, of New York City, admitted in federal court in Alexandria that she and two conspirators, including her husband, burglarized gold and other valuables from homes of South Asian families in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. They then took that property to New York, where they sold it, court documents say. (Washington Examiner)