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DC area students are jumping into the play-writing arena as part of the 12th annual Arena Stage Student 10-minute Play competition in which D.C.-area students submit original plays. Nearly 800 works were submitted from students in D.C. area middle and high schools this year. The eight winning playwrights had play-writing master classes and took part in further script development by working with a professional director and are being performed this weekend by professional actors. We had the chance to sit in on the rehearsal of one of the plays written by an 8th grader, Chocolate Bars and a New Life by Sahana Ramani, from Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon, VA. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater 1101 6th St. SW
We continue sharing great tips on getting in shape and staying in shape from my "Fitness Doc" Pamela Peeke, MD As she says,"your body may not suit a swim suit if you aren't careful!"
announcing the 2012-13 season which is chock-a-block full of performing arts of all stripes and colors. There is bound to be plenty to please every taste and a lot of free performances as well. You can find highlights here and, of course, listen to Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser's list of some of the top acts by clicking below.
The VFW's Voice of Democracy" 65th annual audio essay scholarship competition winner was announced at the the 2012 VFW Legislative Conference here in DC. Fifty thousand High School students from around the country entered. The winner (listen below) took home a $30,000 scholarship.
Darci Marchese, WTOP Reporter
Edgar D. Romero, 26, of Bladensburg, contacted numerous women, including the four he attacked, between December 2008 and February 2009 through Craigslist ads for erotic services. According to prosecutors, he and an accomplice met the four victims at a D.C. hotel.
At least for Hexagon -- Washington's Only Original Political Satirical Musical Comedy Revue!! 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.
Twenty-seven percent of those questioned in D.C., Maryland and Virginia list living in a safe community with low crime as the top issue, while 20 percent thought jobs and the ecomomy were most important.
Several hundred Washingtonians gathered at the Italian Embassy for a gala to celebrate "10 years of education, opportunity, dedication, and success" at the Washington Jesuit Academy. Which educates academically talented adolescent 6 through 8th grade boys from low-income families regardless of religious denomination and "provides for them a disciplined, rigorous learning environment."
100 years is worth kicking up a storm, stomping your feet and having a day of fun competition. That's exactly what the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital did this past Saturday at Trinity Washington University in northeast with the annual "Girl Scout DC Step Showcase"
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In Viera, Fla., WTOP's Craig Heist talks with Bill Ladson from MLB.com. (runs 5:19)
The DC Independent Film Festival brings in 47 films comprising features, documentaries & shorts never seen before. Among them Zombie Bohemia. You will have a chance to see the art of film-making through the eyes of cultural chronicler Les Blank & Hollywood horror veteran Jorge Saralegui ~ and much more such as screenings, seminars and events ~ tickets may be purchased online or at the door thru Sunday, March 4th. The primary venue this year is the US Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
In observance of Black History Month, the Vietnam Memorial Fund (VVMF) has been highlighting the great contributions African American Servicemen and Women made to the Vietnam War. Including a video featuring Brigadier General George Price, USA (Ret.), telling the story of Captain Riley Pitts, the first African American officer to receive the Medal of Honor.
Even though the nominations for the Helen Hayes Awards have just been announced there is already a DC Theatre company celebrating a win! TheatreWashington Chairman Victor Shargai announced the recipient of the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.
The "Helens" are the Helen Hayes Awards produced by TheatreWashington.org" . The nominations for this year's awards have been announced and can be found here . The Helen Hayes Awards Gala is April 23rd at the Warner Theatre. It is always a star studded night for the Washington Theatre community.
It was NOT the way the organizers wanted it to go, but the Oscar Party goers did "Go with the Flow" in Silver Spring.