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One way is to head to The University of Maryland and the City of College Park. Where they are working together to once again break out the red, white and blue for a fabulous Independence Day celebration. Concessions open at 5pm. A free concert and fireworks spectacular are on tap for Wednesday, July 4 beginning at 7pm at the University of Maryland in Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive off Adelphi Road. With great rock n roll and fun from The Fabulous Hubcaps. Fireworks start at dusk - about 9pm with a 30 to 40 minute program. In case of rain, the fireworks show will be on Thursday, July 5th.
Today's 20 somethings seem intrigued by one of the last remaining icons of the 50's & 60's sex appeal stars. One reason they are finding their way to the Sofitel Hotel off Lafayette Square where Le Bar is the temporary home of "BB Forever: Brigitte Bardot, the Legend" featuring some of the best photos of the "Temptress of St. Tropez"
The explosive dancers of Step Afrika! bring to the stage a fresh look at contemporary culture, music and style with the world premiere of Nxt/Step Step Afrika: Remixing the Power and International Influence of Stepping with Hip Hop, Multimedia and Rhythm. Step Afrika! Presents Nxt/Step thru July 1st Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street, NE
They are local female radio/TV news anchors who several years ago created Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Their 4th annual bash was held at the Historic Howard Theatre to help the the GW Mammovan provide free screenings to women in need.
A new milestone was reached at Ford's with the 500th performance of the one-act, two actor, multiple character play "One Destiny. Despite the milestone the play will continue and continue to be only $5 dollars
The Washington Spa Alliance held it's 2nd Annual Symposium: "SPA and the NEW ECONOMY" at the National Press Club. Sheila Johnson founder of Founder & CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and before that co-founder of B.E.T. was the keynote speaker.
and now we know who the winners are. They are people with blood cancers now and in the future because of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign.
Retired music executive Joe Smith talks with WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck about the music.
It's the Washington National's Dream Foundation. But what is it?? The answer is yours by clicking below and listening!
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It is not easy to put on a party face after you and your team have lost a heart-breaker after 14 innings but the Washington National's DID just that for the 7th Annual National's Dream Foundation Gala at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor.
Witness what happened to an Evangelical Christian Mother who learned her adult daughter is gay. ‘Above All Things: The Journey of an Evangelical Christian Mother and Her Lesbian Daughter' by Shari Johnson whose world turned upside down the night her 37-year-old daughter called and told her that she was gay. As she wrote in the Washington Post recently, "I had been an evangelical Christian for more than 30 years and thought that this was the worst thing that could happen — to a parent, to a Christian, to me." This just couldn't be possible. Cholene had always been the hero-Air Force Academy graduate, second woman to fly the U-2 spy plane, captain for United Airlines - she cried, begged, pleaded with God to change Cholene, but he changed Shari instead. It seems that he was much more concerned about Shari's lack of love than he was about Cholene's homosexuality.
Jake McGuire, one of America's most accomplished photographers, is giving away a minimum of 500 free copies of his most popular photograph, "Marine One" so Washington families can give their fathers an eye-popping gift. The photo is a straight-on view of the Presidential Helicopter flying down the National Mall,it is McGuire's hottest selling image so he is making this signed, 11x14 gift-sized prints available for the next few days so families can thrill dad on June 17th. FREE!(The print is a $40 value.) Click here to see it. The photo is particularly dynamic because the heat from the turbine engines creates the mirage effect on the Capitol Dome. Free photos can't be shipped (proper packaging and shipping is too costly for a free photo offer.) He will have them for the next few days from 7-9 AM at Starbucks Lyon Village Lee Highway at Spout Run PKWY Arlington.