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A glance at some measures approved by the Maryland General Assembly so far.
WTOP's Thomas Warren speaks with D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton in the wake of an inspector general's report on spending at a Vegas conference by the General Services Administration.
Just two days after Howard University suspended its entire sports program and then reversed its decision, the school is reinstating student-athletes who had been declared ineligible to compete.
Camp Arena Stage is a real summer place for youngsters. And it is not just a Theatre Camp, it is a multi-Arts Camp. There are a few spaces left, but they are filling fast. Located in the heart of the D.C. Metro Area on the lovely gated campus of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Camp Arena Stage encourages the spirited pursuit of knowledge, self-discovery and joy through the arts. Professional artists and highly trained staff provide a safe, caring and fun atmosphere in which young artists can:
Explore our world through visual art, theater, dance, music, and media
Discover new interests and forms of expression
Create art that speaks with their own voices!
It's coming to the Kennedy Center April 10-13 and it is called TEDMED More than 1000 adventurous thinkers and doers, from a wide array of medical and non-medical disciplines, will gather at the Kennedy Center. For three and a half exciting days, this uniquely diverse community will explore the ideas, innovations and challenges that will help shape the future of health and medicine for 300 million Americans...and the world.
World-renowned mind/body physician Deepak Chopra, M.D. in collaboration with Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA) discussed the healing power of spiritual solutions at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, April 4. Dr. Chopra's appearance coincided with publication of his 65th book, "Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges".
And those winners are members of The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. It's a team comprised solely of veterans and active duty service members who have lost limbs while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. They really cleaned the clocks of the so-called "DC Celebrity All Stars."
Back by popular demand, The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble returns to DC on Saturday, April 7th at 7:30 PM at the historic Lincoln Theatre presented for the second consecutive year by The Laurel Fund for the Performing Arts founder/president Elvi Moore. The twelve member troupe, with pianist, will also conduct two master classes and a special afternoon performance at THEARC for the residents of Wards 7 & 8.
Right after the Washington Nationals & Boston Red Sox exhibition game at National's Park Tuesday April 3rd. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team comprised of veterans and active duty service members who have lost limbs while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan will take on the DC Celebrity All Stars such as DC Mayor Vince Gray; Jack Evans, D.C. council member for Ward 2; NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green of the Washington Redskins; to mention but a few.
But it is a book with a purpose, My Seizure Dog" by Evan Moss who needs a service or seizure dog to give the young man from Alexandria some freedom and his parents some rest. One or both parents have been with him every minute since he was first diagnosed with Epilepsy at four months of age. Evan's book became No.1 on Amazon's Bestseller List of Children's Health books.
The Leukemia Ball celebrated it's 25th on Saturday and raised a lot of money. Two thousand people dressed to the 9's made merry in the Washington Convention Center while Sindbad created laughter and Foreigner created Rock n Roll to help fight blood cancers.
The National Walk for Epilepsy® is a family oriented, noncompetitive walk in our nation's capital to raise awareness and funds to continue the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. he National Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday March 31, 2012
8:15 a.m Left on Lincoln Band Performs National Mall—Main stage 14th Street and Madison Drive
8:30 a.m. Pre-Walk Rally Begins National Mall—Main stage 14th Street and Madison Drive
9:00 a.m. 2012 National Walk for Epilepsy Begins
Thanks to generous donors and people who attended the Arena Stage Golden Gala: A Glittering Evening of American Musical Theater. It was at the Mead Center for American Theater to celebrate the vibrancy of the performing arts in D.C. to benefit Arena Stage's Community Engagement programs which directly touches the lives of 20,000 youngsters in our area.
Tim Kaine effectively clenched the Democratic 2012 U.S. Senate nomination by being the lone Democrat to submit qualifying petitions.
A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for transporting 13 kilograms of cocaine through Maryland.
At George Washington's Distillery & Grist Mill that's where! This week master distillers from Scotland have been using 18th century techniques to distill a Scotch-like spirit. After three years of aging in American Oak casks according to the Scotch style, a limited edition of one hundred of the bottles -- marking the 100th anniversary of the Scotch Whisky Association--it will be sold for charities around the world. All of this made possible by Mount Vernon Estate, and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
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