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** PHOTO: Bob Madigan, left, shaved his head for childhood cancer.
announcing the 2012-13 season which is chock-a-block full of performing arts of all stripes and colors. There is bound to be plenty to please every taste and a lot of free performances as well. You can find highlights here and, of course, listen to Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser's list of some of the top acts by clicking below.
The VFW's Voice of Democracy" 65th annual audio essay scholarship competition winner was announced at the the 2012 VFW Legislative Conference here in DC. Fifty thousand High School students from around the country entered. The winner (listen below) took home a $30,000 scholarship.
At least for Hexagon -- Washington's Only Original Political Satirical Musical Comedy Revue!! Hexagon's show this year: "I Get No Kick from Campaign!" will be at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. March 9-24th. Hexagon selected Hospice Caring, Inc. as this year's beneficiary.
Several hundred Washingtonians gathered at the Italian Embassy for a gala to celebrate "10 years of education, opportunity, dedication, and success" at the Washington Jesuit Academy. Which educates academically talented adolescent 6 through 8th grade boys from low-income families regardless of religious denomination and "provides for them a disciplined, rigorous learning environment."
100 years is worth kicking up a storm, stomping your feet and having a day of fun competition. That's exactly what the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital did this past Saturday at Trinity Washington University in northeast with the annual "Girl Scout DC Step Showcase"
The DC Independent Film Festival brings in 47 films comprising features, documentaries & shorts never seen before. Among them Zombie Bohemia. You will have a chance to see the art of film-making through the eyes of cultural chronicler Les Blank & Hollywood horror veteran Jorge Saralegui ~ and much more such as screenings, seminars and events ~ tickets may be purchased online or at the door thru Sunday, March 4th. The primary venue this year is the US Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
In observance of Black History Month, the Vietnam Memorial Fund (VVMF) has been highlighting the great contributions African American Servicemen and Women made to the Vietnam War. Including a video featuring Brigadier General George Price, USA (Ret.), telling the story of Captain Riley Pitts, the first African American officer to receive the Medal of Honor.
Even though the nominations for the Helen Hayes Awards have just been announced there is already a DC Theatre company celebrating a win! TheatreWashington Chairman Victor Shargai announced the recipient of the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.
The "Helens" are the Helen Hayes Awards produced by TheatreWashington.org" . The nominations for this year's awards have been announced and can be found here . The Helen Hayes Awards Gala is April 23rd at the Warner Theatre. It is always a star studded night for the Washington Theatre community.
It was NOT the way the organizers wanted it to go, but the Oscar Party goers did "Go with the Flow" in Silver Spring.
or at least learn how to do them better. Spring is in the air and the Capital Home & Garden Show is at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend! Featuring hundreds of home renovation, design, and energy saving specialists making the show an all-encompassing resource for homeowners looking to spruce up homes for spring. And it is a chance to meet, greet and learn from HGTV's Curb Appeal: The Block, project manager Kimberly Lacy!
Not at all! That's part of what Commedia dell Media is about. Journalists doing stand-up to put the "fun" back into fundraising. Raising money and awareness about Writopia Lab a non-profit organization that holds after-school, weekend, and summer creative writing workshops for kids ages 8 to 18. And Reach Incorporated which hires and trains older students to tutor younger students.
For some because of Lent, but it doesn't have to. A hot new place has opened at 14th & K downtown, Fujimar Restaurant -- a Latin/Asian fusion cuisine in the same spot that housed Lima.
We continue sharing great tips on getting in shape and staying in shape from my "Fitness Doc" Pamela Peeke, MD. As she says, "Yes, round is a shape but not the shape you want for your body."
Especially when one is speaking of an ARTINI! This spring, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design's 1869 Society presents the fifth annual ARTINI. This special March long event celebrates the 20th year of ArtReach, the Corcoran's community art program providing high-quality visual arts education for local community youth. Throughout the month of March, 12 of the city's most creative mixologists compete to make the most artistic martini inspired by works in the Corcoran collection. The celebration culminates at the ARTINI cocktail party on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are on sale now.
The winners of this year's Draper Prize (engineering's equivalent to the Nobel Prize) are the inventors of the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). LCDs are the interface between people and many of today's modern technologies. Engineer speak for the way information is presented on smart phones, computer monitors, clocks, calculators, TV screens and more. The engineering profession's highest honors for 2012, presented by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Theatre critics may not often be bowled over by new young playwrights, but that is different in the case of dctheatrescene.com's Larry Bangs and what he experienced recently thanks to YPT: Young Playwrights' Theatre.
Just the right size and color. The Trust for the National Mall is thanking the Akridge Family Foundation for making the Trust's first $1 million Founding Investor donation to support the Trust's Campaign to help restore, revitalize and preserve the National Mall. John E. "Chip" Akridge, III is the Founder of the Trust for the National Mall, and serves as Chairman of the Board. His wife, Sally Akridge, is the Founding Chair of the Trust's Women's Committee.
Part of the long holiday weekend was the 26th Annual WAMMIES! from the Washington Area Music Association. The most diverse musical event of the year in DC was Sunday night at the Stage Theatre in Falls Church.
Ford's Theatre will celebrate Presidents' Day and the opening of the Center for Education and Leadership with a day of free programming and activities. Over the course of the day, visitors can attend an author discussion by Tony Horwitz (Midnight Rising and Confederates in the Attic), ranger talks, and performances of Papa Day, Tales of the Lincoln with storyteller Jon Spelman and One Destiny. Visitors can also view the Center's new exhibits, participate in workshops with the Education Department and enjoy scavenger hunts and prize drawings. The Ford's Theatre Museum will be open for visits on the hour beginning at 9 a.m. Tickets are free and available at the box office beginning at 8:30 a.m. on February 20. 202.638.2367