D.C. will get a double dose of the Material Girl. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)
- There will be a two-day memorial honoring Whitney Houston at the Prudential Center in her native Newark. Exact dates and times will be determined later today. D.C. radio personality Donnie Simpson will be chatting about Simpson on washingtonpost.com at 10 a.m. today.
- We spent much of yesterday trying to make sense of Nicki Minaj’s performance at the Grammys on Sunday. In very unsurprising news, the Catholic League took issue with it.
- Here’s one — Shakira claims she was attacked by a sea lion and her brother saved her life.
- In today’s Post: a live review of Brooklyn’s Your 33 Black Angels at the Velvet Lounge. Plus review of new albums by I-Octane , Tennis and TriBeCaStan .