WTOP's Bob Madigan

Fri Feb 03rd, 2012

Making Clint's day???

The red carpet was out and a klieg danced its beam in the air in from of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History for one of the most legendary stars in Hollywood: Clint Eastwood. As part of a special ceremony, Eastwood was awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal for his lifetime of film contributions to American culture. He also presided over the ribbon-cutting for the new state-of-the-art Warner Bros. Theater, opened to the public after years of renovation.

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Fri Feb 03rd, 2012

The perfect super bowl accompaniment

and it belongs in a bowl of its own!

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Fri Feb 03rd, 2012

A sweet idea for those who give us sugar

They are always happy to see us when we come home, our pets. The 11th Sugar and Champagne Affair to benefit the Washington Humane Society was held in the Reagan Building and the four legged friends were invited. It honors our local crusaders against animal cruelty: Washington Humane Society's Humane Law Enforcement Officers, Animal Control Officers, and Humane Educators.

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Thu Feb 02nd, 2012

How are you preparing for World Nutella Day

Well, this may the be perfect plan, Saturday night Tilted Torch, DC's premier variety show, returns to the Red Palace Saturday night with a sinfully sweet production, "Sweet Things." A neo burlesque show. Doors @ 9pm, Show @ 10pm You must be 21+ $10/advance $15/day of show. Red Palace, 1212 H St. NE, 202.399.3201

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Wed Feb 01st, 2012

Steppin up with Step Afrika

Celebrate Black History Month with DC's own Step Afrika!, the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Step Afrika! will perform at the Sidney Harman Hall 610 F Street NW. Presented in Partnership by: Shakespeare Theatre Company and Washington Performing Arts Society these shows also feature Ryan Johnson of STOMP and the WPAS Children of the Gospel.
Friday, February 3, 2012 at 8PM
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2PM
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8PM
Tickets starting at $20 and are available only at the Shakespeare Theatre Company Box Office or call (202) 547-1122.

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Wed Feb 01st, 2012

What's Goin' On.... NOW?

Singer-songwriter John Legend joined the Kennedy Center to launch "What's Going On…NOW," a national arts and digital media campaign to inspire and engage youth while marking the 40th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's iconic album and his 1972 Kennedy Center performance. After listening follow this link for more details

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Tue Jan 31st, 2012

Movin lbs by movin lbs

Some great physical fitness tips from Pamela Peeke, MD (The Doc who Walks the Talk). It doesn't take a lot of expensive equipment to get fit except that priceless body of yours.

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Mon Jan 30th, 2012

Networking can pay off

And there is a way for it to work big time for some students thanks to America's Future Workforce! Listen here and meet the young man behind the non-profit organization.

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Mon Jan 30th, 2012

Driven to help

A Northern Virginia organization Freedom Behind The Wheel has created new technology to help our wounded warriors re-learn how to drive. From a new simulator to help overcome PTSD while driving to a new type of hand controls for vehicles. You can see it all at work at at the 2012 Washington Auto Show. Produced by the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA), Thru Sunday February 5th. Adults - $12 Children (6 to 12) - $5 Ages 5 and Under - Free The Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place NW

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Fri Jan 27th, 2012

Its a new car nation

3/4's of a million square feet of new cars at the 2012 Washington Auto Show. Produced by the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA), the ten-day show is the largest public show in Washington and the "tier-one" auto show displaying more green cars and technologies than any other. Thru Sunday February 5th.
Adults - $12
Children (6 to 12) - $5
Ages 5 and Under - Free The Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place NW

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Fri Jan 27th, 2012

There are lists and then there are lists!

And the Washington Business Journal has put out it's 30th Anniversary Book of Lists. The blow-out celebration was at the National Building Museum.

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Thu Jan 26th, 2012

Do you know about e-Cycling?

That's when you give away your old electronics and computers to an organization that knows how to recycle them. In this case it is Goodwill of Greater Washington. On Saturday, Jan. 28, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. eCycling will be at Gieco HQ, 5260 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, Md.

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Thu Jan 26th, 2012

The sounds of sliding glass

National Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christoph Eschenbach conducts a program of classical and contemporary genius with Mozart's Clarinet Concerto featuring soloist Jörg Widmann. Widmann's own Armonica features the affecting tones of Christa Schönfeldinger's glass harmonica. In the Kennedy Center Concert Hall 1/26/2012 - 1/29/2012

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Wed Jan 25th, 2012

A man of wonderous words and complex actions

Thomas Jefferson created the Declaration of Independence with the words "All men are created equal", but didn't extend that to African Americans. Which is why Monticello and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) collaborated on the latest exhibit: "Jefferson and Slavery at Monticello: Paradox of Liberty" in The National Museum of American History-NMAAHC Gallery, 2nd Fl. 14th Street and Constitution Avenue (Mall Entrance) thru Oct 14. It is FREE

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Wed Jan 25th, 2012

Let the laughter begin!!

Washington's Only Original Political Satirical Musical Comedy Revue!! is in rehearsal. 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.

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Tue Jan 24th, 2012

The other campaign!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Capital Area Chapter is getting ready to kick off its 21st anniversary Man & Woman of the Year campaign an exciting 10-week fundraising challenge to earn the title of 2012 Man and Woman of the Year. The candidates have set a goal of raising $1.1 million overall for lifesaving blood cancer research.

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Tue Jan 24th, 2012

Honoring two greats at once!

The Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) Men, Women and Children of the Gospel Choirs again joined together to present the 24th annual "Living the Dream...Singing the Dream" choral tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. And the annual Humanitarian Award was presented to retiring Choral Arts Society founder and MLK Tribute Concert creator Norman Scribner.

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Mon Jan 23rd, 2012

Snow's what's up

at Adventure Theatre with the World Premiere of the new musical "The Snowy Day" based on the children's book of the same name. And this is the 50th Anniversary of it being the first American picture book that featured an African-American child as the main character. In it Peter meets a snowman who is afraid he'll melt when the sun comes out. So, "Peter the Great" (as he imagines himself) tries to save the snowman by helping him get to the North Pole. But Peter isn't allowed to go beyond the corner. It's the perfect play for children and only about 50 minutes long. "The Snowy Day" runs thru February 12, 2012 at Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 301.634.2270

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Fri Jan 20th, 2012

Where graffiti rules

In partnership with Albus Cavus, an arts group that transforms communities through public art, Art @ Work and the the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, are using graffiti-style mural art to bring Washington DC residents together in beautifying their neighborhoods. The 2nd workshop is NEXT Saturday (1/28). Make your reservation here. There is a Suggested Donation of $10 for this Workshop. 1632 U Street, NW 202.483.8600

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Fri Jan 20th, 2012

A caged bird??

The national tour of the winner of three Tony Awards(r) including Best Musical Revival: "La Cage Aux Folles"is at the Kennedy Center starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber. This is one show that if you arrive just in time for the curtain you will have already missed some great laughs. Now thru Feb. 12, 2012

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