WTOP's Bob Madigan

Tue May 08th, 2012

Another spectacular party

for and at the Kennedy Center, the Spring Gala is all about raising big bucks for the center's education programs. And it was done in style.

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Tue May 08th, 2012

The heart of grapes

The 2012 Hearts Delight Wine Tasting and Auction is now in the books and probably lots of diaries (wine and otherwise) but it was all for the American Heart Association. Listen right below this to hear what you should know about wine!

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Tue May 08th, 2012

Spring colors abound

and even translate into party plans as we learned from Susan Lacz, the owner and CEO of Ridgewells catering.

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Sat Apr 28th, 2012

Every 68 seconds

someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Bob Madigan, WTOP's Man About Town, will host the Washington Monuments Luncheon on Tuesday, May 8 at the Grand Hyatt. Please make plans to attend as they pay tribute to the Honorable Don Bandler and Mrs. Jane Bandler; Donald Larrabee; Mark Shriver; Dr. Scott Turner; Sunrise Senior Living; and TerpSys.
A new and startling fact: one in seven individuals with Alzheimer's lives alone. Half have no identifiable caregiver, which exposes them to higher risks, including inadequate self-care, malnutrition, untreated medical conditions, falls, wandering, and accidental deaths.

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Fri Apr 27th, 2012

A life above the fray

There are times that political differences have consequences outside of politics. Such is the case of the "Susan G Komen Global Race for the Cure" and the good that it does in saving lives from breast cancer, even YOUNG lives! Click here to see how that has come true for stage four breast cancer patient Bridget Spence who learned when she was 24, not only was she stage four but it was spreading rapidly. The Komen Global Race for the Cure is Saturday June 2nd. Click here to register right now.

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Thu Apr 26th, 2012

A no guilt for dining out night

Tonight (Thurs, 4/26)is Dining Out for Life. More than 120 restaurants throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland will donate 25% -100% of their proceeds from lunch and/or dinner to Food & Friends. The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling.

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Thu Apr 26th, 2012

Keeping our kids alive

On Wednesday April 25th Washington Harbour played host to the Georgetown Health & Fitness Fair. Ultimate Results Personal Training helped sponsor this special fundraising event for Infinity Wellness Foundation as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Tue Apr 24th, 2012

Kevin Spacey is anything but

At the 28th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor and arts advocate Kevin Spacey received the Helen Hayes Tribute. You can see and hear his wildly entertaining on You Tube by clicking here . Be AWARE this video does include ADULT language.

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Tue Apr 24th, 2012

No haze around the Helen Hayes Awards

It was a magical night in the Historic Warner Theatre for the 28th Annual Helen Hayes Awards because everyone appeared to be very happy with the winners. Click here for a list of the recipients and listen right below for some of the fun.

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Mon Apr 23rd, 2012

An evening of notes!

Tony Award-winning Broadway, television and screen star Brian Stokes Mitchell headlined Washington Performing Arts Society's Annual Gala and Auction, The WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir also performed. The evening raised money for among other things, the WPAS Summer Performing Arts Academy each year offers tuition-free summer performing arts camps: the Capitol Jazz Project Summer Camp, Children of the Gospel Vocal Workshop and Summer Steps, taught by D.C. stepping group Step Afrika!

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Sat Apr 21st, 2012

Caring, sharing, volunteering

Thousands of great greater Washingtonians have been spending yesterday and today giving back to the community by taking part in HandsOn Greater DC Cares Servathon 2012. For WTOP it was a painting project at For Love of Children (FLOC) which provides educational services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from first grade through college and career.

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Fri Apr 20th, 2012

The Early Bird registration discount is ending! this time we mean it. really really mean it.

Don't miss out! You have only hours left to register for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure™ and get the early bird discount. Register now with the code EARLYBIRD and you'll receive $5 off your registration fee. This registration discount will end at 11:55 p.m. ET on April 20.

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Thu Apr 19th, 2012

Smiles for miles!!

Thanks to some very dedicated dentists doing pro bono work for people trying to get back on their feet. Reston Smile Partners is a group of 10 dentists, including general practitioners and specialists, and one dental laboratory providing needed care FREE to clients of Reston Interfaith who are living in transitional housing. They are holding a fund raiser -- Cocktails and Appetizers, Tuesday, May 1st from 6:30 pm to 8:30 at the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, tickets are $100.00 per person.

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Thu Apr 19th, 2012

Can singing save lives???

In this case, YES! The 5th Annual Childhelp Capitol CAREaoke raised really big bucks to fight Child Abuse. Listen here to hear what those inside in the Reagan Building heard.

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Thu Apr 19th, 2012

Shocking medical news

Shared by my fitness doc Pamela Peeke, MD! This is for parents AND kids as well as those who love them.

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Thu Apr 19th, 2012

A signature event!

Signature Theatre's Third Annual Stephan Sondheim Award Gala honored two time Tony Award winner, Grammy & Emmy Winner Patti LuPone. She sang for her supper!

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Tue Apr 17th, 2012

Words with friends and flight attendants

In early December, 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight at LAX for playing the smart phone game Words With Friends. Much has been written about the incident and while being the luncheon speaker at the National Press Club, Alec Baldwin decided to set the record straight. You can hear it here!

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Tue Apr 17th, 2012

Observing valor during tragedy

At the hour 100 years later that the Titanic hit an iceberg, sank and took 1,500 souls to the bottom of the sea the Men's Titanic Society toasted the gentlemen who gave their lives so women and children could live. It was at the site of the Titanic Memorial at Washington Channel Park near Fort McNair.

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Tue Apr 17th, 2012

DC 150 years later

April 16th is DC Emancipation Day. A celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the freeing of DC slaves by Abraham Lincoln was held at President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldier's Home.

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Sat Apr 14th, 2012

The Early Bird registration discount is NOW over

Don't miss out! You have only hours left to register for the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure™ and get the early bird discount. Register now with the code EARLYBIRD and you'll receive $5 off your registration fee. This registration discount will end at 11:55 p.m. ET on April 13.

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