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This Labor Day weekend offers lots of fun but how about something Free and family oriented?? The National Symphony Orchestra, led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, presents its annual, free Labor Day Weekend Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday. This year the program will include music that highlights the American landscape, from Stephen Flaherty's American River Suite to the little town of Mudville in Casey at the Bat, narrated by Michael John Casey. Concluding the concert will be a number of selections from the Great American Songbook performed by composer, pianist, and singer Tony DeSare. Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 8 p.m., Free event, no tickets required. Gates open at 3 p.m., Open Rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. (No open rehearsal if concert is moved) In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Eisenhower Theater, and the doors will open at 7:30 p.m., one half-hour before the performance. Please call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at (202) 416-8114 after 1 p.m. on Sunday to find out if the performance has been moved.
WTOP's Neal Augenstein
Women take their silent rage on the road.
WTOP's Movie Critic Jason Fraley
The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what type of smart meters the companies plan to install or have installed in their service areas and whether they know of any reports of electrical overheating or malfunction associated the new technology.
WTOP's John Aaron reports from Friendship Heights.
Last year's 5.8 earthquake centered in rural Virginia did considerable damage to the National Cathedral. It is going to take $20 million and five years to fix it. This Thursday, August 23, 2012, is the Restore the Glory! anniversary campaign. It is one day to rally all those who love the Cathedral with a $100,000 goal. This opportunity to contribute to this $100,000 effort ends at midnight on August 23rd. Click here to see the video "Earthquake First Anniversary at National Cathedral"
The Protein Bar?? The first of the Chicago born chain outside of the Windy City is opening in Penn Quarter (Tomorrow 8/22) and offering healthy fast food such as The MONUMENTAL PERK
Chocolate protein, espresso protein, choice of milk, house-made cocoa malt
287 Calories 34g Protein 4g Fat 31g Carbs 1g Fiber
Or the THE RED LINE Vanilla protein, choice of milk, strawberries, banana 264 Calories 26g Protein 1g Fat 41g Carbs 3g Fiber
THE BLUE LINE Vanilla protein, choice of milk, blueberries, banana 243 Calories 26g Protein 1g Fat 34g Carbs 4g Fiber
Protein Bar-ritos and a lot more. Click here to see the menu.
DC has had it's honesty tested by Honest Tea. The bottled organic tea company based in Bethesda conducted a survey in 30 cities to test how honest people really are when presented with a choice of pay or don't pay!Find out where DC ranked and break it down by clicking here.
Cirque du Soleil is defying gravity once again on The Plateau at National Harbor with Totem "A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind." It is somewhat a departure from what Cirque du Soleil normally does retains its breath taking high flying acrobatics. Totem runs thru October 7th.
It can when Josh Norris is behind it. "THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic" is a limited run show for the young man who is from this area and has made a name for himself in magic circles. He also has twice been voted the best entertainer in DC by readers of the Washington City Paper. Josh Norris has honed his skills in over 2,000 live performances, employ a captivating combination of mentalism, psychology, hypnosis, and the powers of suggestion to illustrate the untapped powers of the mind. Friday nights throughout the month of August at the trendy Helix Lounge in Logan Circle.
On Friday, August 17th WTOP will once again host the Annual Summer Blood Drive with Inova Blood Donor Services and ABC7.Come out and donate, meet WTOP staff! White Flint Mall on Rockville Pike from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. The drive will be setup on level 1 of the mall in Centre Court. If you would like to donate and wish to schedule your appointment in advance please visit the Inova secure web site by clicking here.
and they were at Carter Barron Amphitheatre for the 10th annual Metro DC Dances, a free program put on by Mason/Rhynes Productions,Inc. & The National Park Service. And it was free!
It is being put to the test for the next few days by Honest Tea. The bottled organic tea company based in Bethesda is conducting a survey in 50 locations to test how honest people really are when presented with a choice of pay or don't pay! Listen to what we learned at the Dupont Circle Farmers' Market.
Listen here for a great suggestion on how to deal with the morning "rush" and the morning need for a good breakfast. My fitness Doc Pamela Peeke, MD's newest book The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction is set for release in mid September.
in more ways than winning baseball games. The Learner family started the Washington National's Dream Foundation and it is making dreams come true.
WTOP's Kristi King reports.