WTOP's Bob Madigan
Bob Madigan has been with WTOP Radio for 20 years. For most of that time, he has been covering the "Good" "Positive" news of Washington. Here is a chance to listen to some of his most recent pieces and you may even download if you wish. You can email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter.
Members of the DC media, politicians and philanthropists who have been politely told that they really can sing will do so at the 5th Annual Childhelp Capitol CAREaoke Wednesday, April 18th. Cocktails 6:30, Public Humiliation 7:30. But it is to help end child abuse. Last year, in the DC region alone, 5,000 calls were made to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD. Rebecca Cooper, anchor of ABC7's "Washington Business Report" and Wes Johnson, "voice" of the Washington Capitals will MC. Caps & Wizards owner Ted Leonis is one of the business leaders who promises to sing. The special "ringer" guest will be American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. Click here to hear Doug Hill sing his rendition of Englebert Humperdink's "After the Lovin'. "Capitol Careaoke In the Atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building 14th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
It was a beautiful, albeit chilly, day at National's Park for the home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. It went into the 10th inning and Ryan Zimmerman scored on Alfredo Simon's wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning making it a 3-2 victory for the Nats. Fans shared their thoughts about opening day.
Rockville High was visited by one of the Nifty Fifty X 2 -- more than 100 top scientists and engineers visiting DC-area schools leading up to the the FREE 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival which will take place at the DC Convention Center on April 28-29.
The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Washington is hosting a Huge Sale of Fine Goods Spring Upscale Resale Event - Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps. (4915 Ox Road in Fairfax, Virginia)
After nearly collapsing from disrepair and several unsuccessful attempts to reopen -- a newly Revitalized, Renovated and Rockin' landmark is ready to Roll. The Howard Theatre is opening for business and the first kick off was for a thousand or so VIP's emjoying a celebration and lots of music. We have two reports for you to hear by clicking on the buttons below!
DC area comics are getting together to help one of their own. Joe Deeley suffered a stroke and like so many comics, has no health insurance let alone long term care insurance. There will be a benefit Sunday April 15th at DC Improv 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Joe Deeley. DC Improv 1140 Connecticut Ave N.W. WDC 20036 | email@example.com | 202.296.7008
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.
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.
That's what you can say about American Harvest organic vodka made from American winter wheat by American Farmers. And you can also say it aboutThe Hamilton Live DC's newest upscale live music venue.
With young families for a screening of Disney's "Lady & The Tramp" at Carmine's Family Style Italian restaurant in Penn Quarter. All to raise money for Fashion for Paws® Runway Show a high caliber program supporting DC's top animal charity, the Washington Humane Society. A night with cutting edge high fashion, drawing an extraordinary crowd of VIP's, fashion and animals lovers alike. The Fashion for Paws Runway Show is April 14th 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. • National Building Museum • 401 F Street, NW
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