WTOP's Bob Madigan

Mon Mar 25th, 2013

Talent is not idle in NOVA

As proven at NOVA Idol 2013. Contestants had to be enrolled in at least one NOVA course. High school NOVA Idol contestants had be enrolled in one of the area high schools. It started out with many auditions on multiple campuses, whittled down to 65 semi finalists and ten finalist who all performed At Norther Virgina Community College, Alexandria on the Schlesinger stage. We have two clips below and you can view a video of the college winner by clicking here.

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Mon Mar 25th, 2013

interPLAY still "Mighty Special Music Makers"

Even if that is the original name for the interPLAYcompany Band. It is a band that is made up of adults with cognitive disabilities such as Down Syndrome and other differances. Their latest concert with amateurs and professionals, high school seniors and university musicians as 'bandaides' (mentors), all performing together was totally sold out in the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center. We have two clips below for you to listen to.

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Mon Mar 25th, 2013

From love and tears

A new and incredibly moving ballet premiered over the weekend "Colin" about a 19 year old killed in action in Iraq. It was created and choreographed by Colin's mother Amy Grant Wolfe of Manassas Ballet Theatre, the ONLY professional Ballet Company in Northern Virginia! Below you will find three clips. The 3rd is a long form version.

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Fri Mar 22nd, 2013

Finding buried treasure! or Spring! or Both!

At this weekend's Washington Home & Garden Show there are lots of opportunities ranging from finding a real taste of spring (which has sprung, at least in doors)to new ideas on what do with your current home (inside or out) and if you have any real treasures laying about. Tickets to the Washington Home & Garden Show cost $12 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and the event is free for children ages 5 and under. For more information click here. Children Ages 5 & Under FREE
Friday, March 22nd is Hero Day! Active and retired military.
Friday, March 22, 2013 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown DC, right across from the new City Museum.

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Wed Mar 13th, 2013

Something every teenager should hear

It's the story of a local high school student who was abused and abandoned to homelessness by her mother. But Kim Tran, now a senior at Dominion High in Sterling has a new family, a new direction and a new lease on life. But this is more than a tale of whoa, listen to the two clips below and learn why she has been honored with the Children's Defense Fund's "Beating the Odds" award and the Loudoun Future Leaders award.

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Wed Mar 13th, 2013

Girl Scouts it's more than just cookies!

This is National Girl Scouts Week (3/10-16) and the 90,000 girls and women of The Girls Scout Council of the Nation's Capital have been celebrating as you can hear by listening to the two clips below.
And the video is just below and a click away!

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Wed Mar 13th, 2013

Girl Scouts celebrate movement, Women's History Month (VIDEO)

March 12 was National Girl Scouts Day, which commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Ga.

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Tue Mar 12th, 2013

"Sequester - The Musical! March Madness Washington" Style!

No telling what next month's show title will be because Planet Washington's motto is "When News Breaks -- We Fix it". Whatever the April 20th show is, it will be Ken Rynne's creation w/Frank Plumer on keyboard & back up. He's been creating musical political satire ever since he was a wickedly funny kid growing up in Boston. The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center

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Tue Mar 12th, 2013

Proof friendships can and do last a long time

Case in point star of stage, screen & TV actor/singer Megan Mullally! (Will & Grace /Parks & Recreation) Who while in town for a gig at the Birchmere caught up with a best friend since 7th grade in Oklahoma City, Anna Fuhrman, owner of the fun boutique Proper Topper on Connecticut Avenue near Dupont Circle.

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Tue Mar 12th, 2013

Nordic Cool is HOT!

but not for long. The Kennedy Center's Nordic Cool Festival ends Sunday March 17th. For a feel of the festival check out the four clips below!

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Tue Mar 12th, 2013

This is a taste, this is only a taste

of the coming Kennedy Center Season announced by Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser. The 2013-2014 seasons of the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera. Check out the two clips below.

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Mon Mar 04th, 2013

Stars are shining from DC Schools

On Tuesday, March 26th, DC-CAP will hold its Fifth Annual DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition and A Night of DC-CAPital Stars Gala at The John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The event serves as the organization's largest fundraiser of the year. The competition showcases outstanding artistic abilities of college-bound students from the District of Columbia. Meet two of the competitors by clicking on the clips below.

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Mon Mar 04th, 2013

Local kids get taste of airline travel

Forty kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington spent Tuesday evening at Dulles International Airport getting a taste of what it's like to get ready to fly in a Qatar Airways 777.

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Mon Mar 04th, 2013

The laughter continues

With Washington's Only Original Political, Satirical Musical Comedy Revue: HEXAGON 2013: A Raucous Caucus It's all fun and all volunteer and all for charity. Hexagon has picked ALS Association-DC/MD/VA Chapter as its beneficiary for 2013
Silver Spring, MD — Montgomery College Community Arts Center: now — 3/16
Arlington, VA — Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre: 3/21 — 3/23

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Mon Mar 04th, 2013

It's time for lotza laffs!

With Washington's Only Original Political, Satirical Musical Comedy Revue: HEXAGON 2013: A Raucous Caucus It's all fun and all volunteer and all for charity. Hexagon has picked ALS Association-DC/MD/VA Chapter as its beneficiary for 2013
Silver Spring, MD — Montgomery College Community Arts Center: now — 3/16
Arlington, VA — Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre: 3/21 — 3/23

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Tue Feb 26th, 2013

You can bet on Gold Cup!

Para-mutual betting is coming to Gold Cup this spring. As first reported on Fauquier.com that the "Virginia Racing Commission approved a pari-mutuel application from the Gold Cup that will allow wagering, previously illegal under state and local code." Gold Cup is May 4th. You can hear more details on how this is being done by clicking on the clips below.

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Tue Feb 26th, 2013

Oscar Party fun in a cool new place.

The brand new Edgar Bar & Kitchen hosted a Champagne infused "Moet & Chandon" Oscar Party" It was a great way to watch the Oscars and see this new place to "see and be seen" in DC. It is located in The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. Click on the clips below to hear some of that fun night which included spending time with psychic Sherry Sherry.

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Sun Feb 24th, 2013

Pop go the calories!

Whether it is a watching the Oscars or a movie itself, nothing makes the experience pop more than popcorn. But buttered popcorn is chock full of calories. A better and tasty alternative is a special kind of Olive Oil. As we learn from Renee Farr at Sapore Oil & Vinegar in the heart of historic Capitol Hill. 660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Click and listen below.

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Tue Feb 19th, 2013

Hitting a significant birthday?

Some people throw huge parties, but not Deb Fiscella. The Montgomery County resident is using the occasion to help kids with cancer. She's telling friends "no gifts for me, just donate to $50forthekids". Listen to the two clips below for more of this loving story!

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Mon Feb 18th, 2013

High schoolers make abilities shine!

The high school winners of the National 2012-2013 AbilityOne® Design Challenge got to strut their stuff. The only competition in the country for high school students where students use science and engineering to help people with disabilities. Winners received scholarship awards. Among the five finalists (listed below)were two teams from Poolesville High School in Poolesville, Maryland. They took 2nd & 3rd Place.

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