WTOP's Bob Madigan

Tue Mar 27th, 2012

The "Oscars of DC Restaurants"

Hundreds of the Washington, DC metropolitan area's top restaurateurs, chefs and key restaurant industry players gathered as the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the nominees for its annual RAMMY Awards. Celebrating the 30th annual Rammys on Sunday June 24th t the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

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Tue Mar 27th, 2012

The biggest $$$ making music act in the world is visiting DC

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the gift of Cherry Blossom trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC, as a symbol of friendship between the US and Japan, Japanese Pop Idols AKB48 are here for their first-ever trip to DC. The visit includes two performances at the Lincoln Theatre on March 27th, as well as this visit to Strong John Thomson Elementary School in the District (on March 26th), all part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Mon Mar 26th, 2012

'Mad Men' is back for a final season

and among the viewing parties was one at Bourbon Steak DC in the Four Seasons of Georgetown. Many of the guests wore fashions from the 60's and the restaurant put on a culinary show from the 60's. Here is just a touch of what was offered: Harvey Wallbangers Russian Mule Swedish meatballs Shrimp toast Buffalo Wings they were born in 1964 Manhattan Wine Waldorf salad Beef Wellington Butter pound cake Brandy Alexander White Russian. A trip back to the 60's without a "60's Trip"

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Fri Mar 23rd, 2012

Moving on to race for a cure

Fighting breast cancer is what it is all about. One goal Millions of Lives. And to do that the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure is coming up on Saturday June 2nd. WTOP is once again a proud sponsor and hope that you will join us. Friday, March 23 - is the last day for you to register and save $10 off your registration fee with the discount code SAVE10 ! Don't wait. You can register as a team captain or team member, invite your friends and family to join your team and get the $10 discount when they register before 11:55 p.m. ET on Friday, March 23!

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Thu Mar 22nd, 2012

Light up the lights

The largest non political black tie fund raiser of the year is just days away The 2012 Leukemia Ball Toasts 25 Years of Making a Difference this Saturday March 31st with Foreigner & Comedian Sinbad entertaining. Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner, Mercedes-Benz Raffle, Performance and Dancing. Walter E. Washington Convention Center Between 7th and 9th Streets, NW For tickets call 703.399.2900

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Thu Mar 22nd, 2012

A big star helps up and coming stars shine

And it happened at DC-CAPital Stars 2012 Gala Talent Competition click here for the winners. Held at the Kennedy Center it is the largest fundraiser of the year for The DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) a privately-funded nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and enabling DC public and public charter high school students enroll in and graduate from college.

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Wed Mar 21st, 2012

You think you were bullied??

Imagine Ronnie Bachman went thru as a child with no legs, now in his own very special unique way he teaches youngsters how to help deal with and avoid bullying. Thanks to Farrish Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Subaru he visited a number of area schools this week.

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Wed Mar 21st, 2012

It's not true that Mickey will eat "anything.."

But he might eat foods better for him if they are offered. That's what is behind Silver Diner's new Kid's Menu which was taste tested by a two panels of super young food critics!

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Tue Mar 20th, 2012

A real slamdunk

The Harlem Globe Trotters are teaming up with the Epilepsy Foundation's 6th annual National Walk for Epilepsy which is March 31st on the National Mall. Among the benefits, the world famous Harlem Globe Trotters is an exclusive offer, registered walkers and donors of the walk will receive up to a 20 percent discount on the following Harlem Globetrotters games: March 24 at 1:00 p.m. - Verizon Center
March 24 at 7:30 p.m. - George Mason Patriot Center
March 25 at 2:00 p.m. - George Mason Patriot Center

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Mon Mar 19th, 2012

Making a federal case of it all...

That's what has happened for 20 years at Langley High School in McLean's "Case Day". Students are required to take US Government, AP Government, or AP Comparative Government in their senior year. Case Day allows for what is being learned in the classroom to be utilized and practiced in a realistic Supreme Court mock trial.

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Mon Mar 19th, 2012

Best spot to spot the best blossoms?

National Park Service horticulturist and Cherry Tree expert Rob Defeo's favorite spot is the Japanese Stone Lantern in West Potomac Park at the Tidal Basin -- Independence Avenue and 17th Street SW. Click below and listen to why!

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Fri Mar 16th, 2012

Blossoming bites

Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival are the Cherry Picks. More than 100 area restaurants and bars are offering these "Cherry inspired" specials from March 20-April 27th. To find out what, where and when there IS an APP for that. Whether you have an Android or iPhone, make the best of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and this year's historic Centennial Celebration by downloading the free app.

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Thu Mar 15th, 2012

Ladies & gentlmen start your video cameras

The PenFed Foundation is holding a video contest to find a caregiver of a wounded veteran who will be honored as the "hero at home" at its Eighth Annual Night of Heroes Gala this May. And we, the public, will help choose the winner on YouTube. To enter to win, contestants must upload a one- to two-minute video on YouTube Entries will be accepted until April 12th. Contestants must also "like" the PenFed Foundation's official Facebook fan page. click here. All submitted videos will be featured on the PenFed Foundation's YouTube contest page. FIVE finalists will be announced on April 16th, and will be featured at for the public to vote on the winner.

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Thu Mar 15th, 2012

1776 more than just a date in history!

It is also a Tony Award winning musical and it is now playing at Ford's Theatre. ith quick-witted dialogue and a playful score, 1776 dramatizes the impassioned debates of Philadelphia's Second Continental Congress. 1776 the musical plays at Ford's thru May 19th 511 Tenth St, NW.

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Thu Mar 15th, 2012

Here's a concept: sharing laughter for those who share grief!

This year's Hexagon show "I Get No Kick from Campaign" runs thru March 24th at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring and it raises money and awareness for Hospice Caring. An all volunteer organization that provides caring, compassionate, practical and high-quality, non-medical support services, without charge, to every Montgomery County adult or child who is facing a life-threatening illness or is grieving the death of a family member or loved one.

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Wed Mar 14th, 2012

It's not rocky at all

But a smooth version of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show performed by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. Friday, March 16, 8 pm
Saturday, March 17, 8 pm
Sunday, March 18, 3 pm (ASL)
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW

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Tue Mar 13th, 2012

Get ready for a lot of the good kind of spam

As in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python's Spamalot, which has returned to the fair city of Washington, D.C., for a one-week only engagement March 13 through 18 at the historic Warner Theatre. The cast for Monty Python's Spamalot includes two local actors listen below and learn!

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Tue Mar 13th, 2012

Horsing around at the Kennedy Center

It is something to see the YouTube showing how "Joey" the title character from the Tony Award-winning War Horse crashed the Kennedy Center new season announcement. See of you can spot WTOP's Man About Town!

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Tue Mar 13th, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday to the Girl Scouts

A lot has changed for both the Girl Scouts and the nation in the past 100 years and the foundations laid a century ago helped build a world where girls and women can write their own tickets!

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Tue Mar 13th, 2012

Saving lives one Capitol Step at a time

Senior Prom season is coming and with it the possibility of deadly accidents. Walt Whitman High is among the Montgomery County schools with an post prom party plan. To raise the $$$$ they had help from Capitol Steps.

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