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It is hard to imagine being told that your child has a disease that is as awful as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, that's what happened to Dana and Joel Wood of Alexandria, Virginia. Their son James Wood was diagnosed in May 2000 with the disease that is as they say "incurable," and largely known as "untreatable." That's why they created the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne, a 501c(3) organization"with the goal of finding treatments and an ultimate cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the world's leading lethal childhood genetic disease."
WTOP's Randi Martin
WTOP's John Aaron reports
FedEx employees spent September 12th giving back by preparing, packing and delivering healthy fresh meals to people with life challenging illnesses by volunteering at Food & Friends and giving the organization a substantial dollar donation.
The official announcement that NSO In Your Neighborhood 2013 will Focus on U Street, Howard University, Shaw, and Logan Circle was made at Ben's Chili Bowl. These free community engagement activities will run between January 8 and 14. The NSO's performances during this period will be free of charge, thanks to a gift from Irene Pollin.
especially on anniversaries such as September 11th.
WTOP's Rosemary Frisino Toohey reports.
WTOP's Thomas Warren reports.
Now in its ninth year, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition is back with 140 short films from around the world. DC Shorts continues to be the largest shorts film festival on the East coast. The films run the gamut in genre, style and subject, but are unified by their abbreviated run times of 1 - 20 minutes.
Among them "Liberty Road" written and directed by WTOP film critic Jason Fraley. There are two more screenings of his film:
Sunday 9/9 at E Street Cinema 4PM
Thursday 9/13 at E Street Cinema 5PM Running thru Sept. 16th the festival will be spread among three different venues in Washington, DC with screenings at the U.S. Navy Memorial, E Street Cinema in Northwest D.C., Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast D.C., and the brand new Angelika Film Center and Café Mosaic in Fairfax, Va.
WTOP's Neal Augenstein reports. For more: Northwestern University
It's a spectacular multi-media face it's Wolf Trap's series:Face of America, Spirit of South Florida this Saturday night (9/8) at 8 pm on the Filene Stage including HD video on an enormous backdrop featuring dancing and scenery captured on-site in the parks, as well as live dance from renowned choreographer David Parsons and set to the music of Andrew Bird and Tiempo Libre.
King Henry VIII is known for, among other things, his many wives. Now is your chance to see him with his first wife. The year is 1514 in Revel Grove as the King and Queen, Katherine of Aragon, make their royal court visit the village as part of their annual summer progress. The Maryland Renaissance Festival and all its fun and pageantry runs weekends through Oct 21st. As they say, "Enter the gates of Revel Grove and leave the hectic pace of the twenty-first century behind." 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.
But sometimes it gets in the way of a good time, though the spirit can survive by moving inside. Which is what happened to the annual National Symphony Orchestra's annual Labor Day Capitol Concert normally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.
When rain forced the NSO to move the annual outdoor Labor Day Concert at the US Capitol inside at the Kennedy Center a couple thousand people -- many under 30 -- joined them.
A Bake Bethesda a Pie Contest at the Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday Sept. 2nd designed to help people who need food.
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