Free for all: NPR highlights the business of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, where audiences can attend free concerts seven days a week, 365 days a year, at 6 p.m. sharp. (NPR)

Sad stories: Financial woe hits the small house in Baltimore where the impoverished Edgar Allan Poe lived from around 1833 to 1835. The city is refusing to fund the museum, a decision that means it may close soon. (New York Times)

Cancelled: The Kennedy Center has cancelled its annual open house citing declining attendance. (Washington Post)

Crime: The instability of the Arab Spring has created opportunities for smugglers of antiquities, many of which have already shipped 2000-year-old Egyptian treasures to the U.S. (Guardian)

Festivals: Lollapalooza celebrated its 20th anniversary. The three-day music festival that started under sunny skies in Chicago’s Grant Park and ended on Sunday night in a rainy dance party. (Reuters)