WTOP's Bob Madigan
Bob Madigan has been with WTOP Radio for 20 years. For most of that time, he has been covering the "Good" "Positive" news of Washington. Here is a chance to listen to some of his most recent pieces and you may even download if you wish. You can email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter.
That is NOT a misspelling. This is a story about how one small all-volunteer non-profit reaches out to our wounded by providing Friday night dinners at restaurants. The Aleethia Foundation has been doing dinners every Friday night since October of 2003. Click here for more information about helping!
But, "The Greatest Holiday Party of All" ??!!?? That's what it was called. And it was the Kennedy Center. What did the party goers think?
Because there are still many people in our area who need your help. That is one reason why so many WTOP staffers, reporters and anchors have volunteered to be bell ringers for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
And they have a high tech virtual Red Kettle so you can donate on line by clicking here
The British Players production of "Puss and Boots" is a wonderful example of British Pantomime traditionally performed in the winter months, with family audiences. It is not Mime as we know it, but a popular form of theatre, incorporating song, dance, buffoonery, slapstick, in-jokes, audience participation, and mild innuendo. Friday - Sunday thru December 18, For ticket information click here. Kensington Town Hall 3710 Mitchell St Kensington, MD
And this will be the 25th Anniversary Leukemia Ball "Toast to Making a Difference". Saturday, March 31, 2012 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Between 7th and 9th Streets, NW
The National Christmas Tree, the National Menorah and The Pathway of Peace -- 56 small, decorated trees were planted surrounding the National Christmas Tree to represent all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia -- are all beautiful but getting to see them is not. Now, here comes the Washington Wine Academy with an idea to remove the parking pain.
at the 50th Anniversary presentation of The Washington Ballet's "The Nutcracker". And guess who is going to be on stage at the historic Warner Theatre this Friday evening (12/9).
When you are a Salvation Army volunteer Red Kettle Bell Ringer. But what does it take to ring the bell??
Every time you see a Red Kettle and hear the familiar bell ringing, please donate generously. Every dollar you give stays right here, supporting programs in our community!
as expressed by Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep after receiving one of the Kennedy Center Honors this past weekend.
When the Kennedy Center Honors are celebrated they honor all of the Arts. Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep, jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Broadway star-torch songstress Barbara Cook and singer song writer Neil Diamond were this year's honorees. The gala, which was taped Sunday, will be televised on CBS on Dec. 27 from 9-11 pm EST.
The Kennedy Center Honors gala was black tie but it wasn't buttoned down. The gala, which was taped Sunday, will be televised on CBS on Dec. 27 from 9-11 pm EST.
And it is this Saturday evening(12/3)! 12th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. 50 brightly lit powerboats and sailboats parade down the Potomac River to Old Town Alexandria fully decked out in lights and holiday décor. The parade is led by Alexandria's fireboat Vigilant and Washington, DC's fireboat John Glenn. Pre-parade festivities begin at 4 p.m. and include live musical performances and FREE photos with Santa Claus for kids and canines. Santa will arrive by fireboat at 4:15pm at the Alexandria City Marina behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Click here for more details
That was evident at the 25th Anniversary National Rehabilitation Hospital "Victory Awards Gala". Among those honored Robert David Hall, star of the CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. As well as Mickey Gilley, country music legend; Kevin Pearce, U.S. Snowboarder; Marquita Lister, opera star; and Edward Eckenhoff, the founder of NRH.
The 22nd Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) Dec 1-11th. Eleven days of new and award-winning films from at least 6 countries each highlighting the wonderful diversity of Jewish cuture, history and contemporary life. click here for ticket information.
There is a new live National Christmas Tree replacing the older one that was knocked down by Mother Nature last spring. You can watch the lighting anytime by clicking here for the National Park Foundation
While many individual organizations honor their own supporters in the greater Washington, DC area, National Capital Philanthropy Day offers community-wide visibility and public recognition of individuals, companies, and foundations committed to philanthropy. Through their passion, dedication, and leadership, these outstanding leaders are improving the quality of life in the metropolitan region, and are making the world a better place for all.
Life style icon B Smith is now the national spokesperson for The African American Experience Fund. Its mission is to connect all Americans to the considerable contributions of African Americans throughout our country's history that are commemorated and brought to life in our National Parks.
And there is a new intern program for students coming this summer. Click here for details.
Jersey Boys is back" More than 130,000 theatergoers cheered when "Jersey Boys" made its sell-out Washington premiere in October 2009. Now the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers "The Four Seasons" is at the National Theatre 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW until January 7th.
There is a new Ms Wheelchair DC, crowned the other night. The selection process for Ms. Wheelchair DC includes participation in empowerment seminars, the delivery of a platform speech and judged interviews. And Dawn Patrice Jennings will represent the District competing in nationally with other state titleholders in the annual Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant.
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