Also in today’s Weekend:
• Our picks of the best events this weekend, including the National Book Festival, Brad Paisley, Common, Andy Warhol: Shadows and more.
• Recently named the best female vocalist at the 2011 Brit Awards, Laura Marling’s beautifully arranged songs are a little less jaded.
• Album reviews of bands coming to town: The Head and the Heart (Friday at the 9:30 Club. Sold out); Melissa Ferrick (Saturday at the Birchmere); Nick Lowe (Sunday at Merriweather Post Pavilion, opening for Wilco); Tom Russell (Sunday at Jammin’ Java) and Stanley Jordan (Thursday at the Birchmere).
• Our readers voted on their favorite local coffee shops.
• Michael O’Sullivan examines how the work of local artist BK Adams shows how art is a part of everyday life.
• Take a look inside the updated take on “Les Miserables” opening Wednesday at the Kennedy Center.