WTOP's Bob Madigan

Mon Jul 23rd, 2012

Storm tracking in hi-def

There is an app for that if you have an iPhone. It's the NOAA Hi-Def Radar app from GeoTerrestrial. The description on the App Store page: "Simple yet powerful app for viewing real-time animated weather radar images in vivid color on a highly responsive interactive map, with higher resolution images than any other radar app in the appstore." It is a paid app $1.99, designed for both iPhone and iPad.

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Mon Jul 23rd, 2012

But can you house-break a dragon?

"How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular" from DreamWorks was at the Verizon Center entertaining tens of thousands of youngsters and their taller companions.

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Fri Jul 20th, 2012

Aiding an AIDs organization with a play and a party

Leaders from the worlds of science, diplomacy, politics, philanthropy and entertainment will be in DC this coming week for the 19th International Aids Conference. The timing is fortuitous coinciding with Arena Stage's production of "The Normal Heart" about the very beginnings of the Aids crisis. Monday night will be PARTY FROM THE HEART -- a benefit performance and 80's Disco party with the cast raising money for Washington AIDS Partnership

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Fri Jul 20th, 2012

Monday is National Hot Dog Day

It is a very serious occasion for The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council a project of the American Meat Institute. You might want to check your Hot Dog Etiquette

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Wed Jul 18th, 2012

A starry starry night

is coming up with NSO at Wolf Trap: Emil de Cou, conductor /The Planets--An HD Odyssey! Experience a powerful performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets paired with an HD film from NASA's latest exploration of the solar system. And a special treat tied into the newest Mars Lander Curiosity. Fri., Jul. 27, 2012, 8:30 pm.

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Tue Jul 17th, 2012

Hope is alive

Some people need hope, some people have hope, some people share hope and sharing is what the Hope Life Centre in Upper Marlboro is all about. The organization just held it's first benefit charging only $10 for an evening of gospel music, comedy, magic, and dance performances.

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Tue Jul 17th, 2012

Venus is rising

and so are the Washington Kastles. Superstar Venus Williams gave the WTT Champions just what they needed to win their 23rd consecutive match.
Tuesday night (5/17) was The Washington Kastles Charity Classic 2012 Stars and one the Stripes -- composed of leaders from both parties, Congress, the Administration, Ambassadors, national media and sports personalities, and the players on the WTT Champion Washington Kastles. 100% of the ticket proceeds going to charity. Including D.C. Public Education Fund, Share Our Strength and TAPS Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors left behind by a military death.

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Mon Jul 16th, 2012

DuPont Circle was the first

And now 15 years later there are 11 farmers markets which are part of FRESHFARM Markets -- a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the locally grown food movement in the Chesapeake Bay region through the 11 producer-only farmers markets.

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Mon Jul 16th, 2012

More than a silver glove and a hat

Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour blew thru town and entertained more than 50 thousand Washington area fans of both Cirque and MJ!

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Sat Jul 14th, 2012

Bad hair daze!

The Hair Chronicles - or "Hair Takes Us To Our Roots" a new play examining the role hair plays in both the cultural and self identity of women of color - has a five performance run at the DC Capital Fringe Festival. July 14th, 8:30pm; July 15th, 1:30pm; July 18th, 6:30pm; July 20th, 9:15pm; July 22nd, 7:15pm. Goethe Institut, 812 7th Street, NW.

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Sat Jul 14th, 2012

Lurch has a fan club

As does Uncle Fester and several other members of The Addams Family, the Broadway musical playing at the Kennedy Center. Audiences of all ages are having their funny bones tickled by "Things" that go bump in the night. Thru July 29th in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

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Thu Jul 12th, 2012

You and the ukulele!

You may be more compatible than you think. The tranquil sounds of tiny strings will return to the Lake Anne waterfront for the 3rd Annual Ukulele Festival this Saturday, July 14th from 11:00 am-5:30 pm in the heart of historic Reston. The free music festival will feature performances by several internationally known and local ukulele musicians, music demonstrations, open to the public jam session, beer garden, festival vendors, and other family friendly activities.Returning to headline the festival this year will be popular Baltimore-based ukulele aficionado Victoria Vox, who performed at the festival in 2010. Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront) - 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, FREE!

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Thu Jul 12th, 2012

Why was I waddling -- you ask?

Because I ate my way thru more than 60 of Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Very Best Restaurants at the AT&T Best of Washington party in the National Building Museum Wednesday night.

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Thu Jul 12th, 2012

Sharing a special secret

This is for people who keep trying to beat the line at the Nats Park Shake Shack concession. And we have a taste of the Miller Lite Scoreboard Friday Night Party night!"

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Wed Jul 11th, 2012

Anything but normal times

during the early 1980's when "The Normal Heart" is set. This powerful play by Larry Kramer is about the early days of the AIDS crisis before it even had a name. And it was before AIDS had any official recognition as being the medical executioner of thousands of young gay men that it was. The Tony Award winning play "The Normal Heart" runs thru July 29 at the Mead Center for American Theater, Arena Stage 1101 Sixth Street, SW

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Wed Jul 11th, 2012

We're off to see the wizard

The NSO & Wolf Trap are bringing the Wizard of Oz back to life on the Filene Stage this Saturday night at 8:30 pm with Emil de Cou, conducting the National Symphony Orchestra playing the score and audience members watching the film on GIANT screens in-house & on the lawn!

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Wed Jul 11th, 2012

They are off to another great start

The World Team Tennis Washington Kastles clinched their 17th consecutive victory Monday night. It was a 22-18 win on the road against the Orange County Breakers. Earlier that same evening it was the season Kastles Kick Off party in downtown DC! The WTT season is only a couple of weeks thru July 29th. This Thursday night is the home opener at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf on the South West Waterfront.

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Wed Jul 11th, 2012

A graduating class with class

They are known as the 88's. The 88th DC Central Kitchen Culinary Jobs Training Class. As they say on the DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) Website: "Solving the immediate problem of hunger is only fighting half of the battle. That's why, in addition to the food recovery and distribution program, DCCK addresses the root causes of hunger with its Culinary Job Training program. The goal of the program is to prepare unemployed, underemployed, previously incarcerated persons, and homeless adults for careers in the foodservice industry." Click below to hear part of 88's graduation!

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Mon Jul 09th, 2012

Zim zim zoom!

Washington National's star slugger & 3rd baseman Ryan Zimmerman has a spot reserved in the Baseball Hall of Fame! Congratulations to Zim and his ziMS Foundation to battle MS.

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Sun Jul 08th, 2012

Heat can boil over into domestic abuse

Every degree jump on the thermometer takes it's toll in many homes as people strike out at each over with domestic abuse, physical and verbal abuse. That's why the annual partnership between Becky's Fund and the Washington Nationals Strike Out Domestic Violence Awareness Day was so on target the other night. Fans heard and saw public service announcements about the painful problem and how Becky's Fund can help those who are being abused.

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