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It's a whole theme for New Year's Eve at The Kennedy Center: Cheyenne Jackson...Music of the Mad Men Era. He's a 30-something leading man on Broadway, a film, and television star (including 30-Rock) and a whole lot more. Then you are then invited to welcome 2013 in style after the concert, with dancing to the sparkling arrangements of D.C. jazz band Chaise Lounge in the Grand Foyer until 1 a.m. There's a big balloon countdown at midnight. Free for all patrons with any December 31 evening performance ticket or Roof Terrace Restaurant receipt from that evening. So,the NSO, and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke Mon., Dec. 31, 2012, 8:30 pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
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The Water-Skiing Santa and his kneeboarding reindeer! Also featuring The Flying Elves, the jet-skiing Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman in a dinghy all at National Harbor Monday December 24th at 1 pm sharp!
Lots of people are headed to the National Theatre to see the US Tour LIVE version of the musical "Les Miserables." Among them Vice President Joe Biden who brought his granddaughter to see one of his all time favorite musicals. But he was not alone. Click on both stories below.
This is the story of a young man who combined religious traditions to do the most good!
The Burgundy & Gold is shining on so many different levels. The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps teamed up to distribute more than 1,100 toys to underserved youngsters at the annual "Skins Santa Shoppe" toy distribution event at FedExField.
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Virginia has not used more than $38 million of the $90 million in federal homeland security grants it was given from 2008 through 2010, a federal audit has found.
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For 17 years Terre Jones has been at the helm of Wolf Trap guiding it through a tremendous time of growth not just in the scope of entertainment on the Filene Stage or the Barns of Wolf Trap, the commissioning of more than 70 new pieces in diverse genres but especially in education programs. The board of directors hailed the opening of the Center for Education at Wolf Trap as "one of Jones' greatest achievements during his tenure. It is a national resource for artists, teachers, children, and the community". Now that he is retiring at year's end, a wing of the center has been named in his honor: "The Terrence D. Jones Family Education Hall."
The National Menorah is 30 feet tall, on the Ellipse on the south side of the White House Each night of Hanukkah another candle will be lighted until all 8 are illuminated. Rabbi Levi Shemtov presided over the annual lighting on Sunday saying, "Indeed, this menorah has become a national symbol of the festival of Chanukah. After all, this is the essence of the celebration - to proclaim and celebrate the miracle of Chanukah - The Festival of Lights in the most public manner possible." The National Menorah is sponsored by American Friends of Lubavitch privately through its National Menorah Council. Check out the two reports by clicking below.
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