The new facade of the New Howard Theatre is a replica of the original 1910 facade, but inside, according to developer Roy "Chip" Ellis, the black walnut-lined theater is an ultra-modern space for seated and standing-room concerts and comedy shows. (Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post)

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An impressive lineup of music and comedy acts are slated to appear at the renovated New Howard Theatre in Shaw after it opens its doors in April. (DCist)

An anonymous resident of Springfield has entered a pet cat named Hank into the Virginia race for U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb. (The Washington Post)

The Arlington Public Schools’ newly proposed 2013 budget includes class-size increases and raises for employees. (ARL Now)

A very detailed analysis of how many assists John Wall’s teammates have cost him so far this season. (Bullets Forever)

A local look at the best and worst in fashion choices on the red carpet at last night’s Academy Awards. (Capitol Hill Style)