WTOP's Bob Madigan
Bob Madigan has been with WTOP Radio for 18 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.
** PHOTO: Bob Madigan, left, shaved his head for childhood cancer.
The Phillips Collection turns the spotlight on its beloved masterpiece, Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party, with a special installation and French culinary experience in honor of the museum's 90th anniversary. The Phillips partners with Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square to bring Renoir's feast for the eyes to the table. For the month of September, prix fixe Renoir-inspired menus at iCi Urban Bistro
In over 80 of the world's premiere locations, preparations are underway for an historic event. Inspired by the adventures of Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, The Global Party will reach around the world in 24 hours with over 80 exclusive simultaneous parties, bringing together more than 80,000 of the world's elite for the social event of the decade to support a collection of acclaimed charities. Lima Lounge 1401 K Street is the exclusive host of The Global Party in DC on Friday night
9/11: 10 Years Later—An Evening of Remembrance and Reflection tonight, Thursday, September 8 at 7:30pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Artists will include Denyce Graves, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Leo, Wynton Marsalis, The Voices of Inspiration, under the Direction of Nolan Williams, Jr. and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri. Commemorative remarks and readings will be offered by Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, Leon Wieseltier, and other guest speakers. The event will be livestreamed via Facebook at 7:30 p.m. tonight, September 8th. Viewers may tune in at Facebook.com/KennedyCenter or Facebook.com/TheNewRepublic by clicking on the "9/11 Livestream" tab. Alternatively you can watch at www.livestream.com/kennedycenter.
Fashion-forward Georgetown will transform into a fashion playground on September 8th from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., as more than 80 Georgetown stores, restaurants and salons come together to host an extraordinary evening of shopping, entertainment and neighborhood-wide fashion events during the global shopping celebration, Fashion's Night Out. From roaming dancers and a fashion flash mob, a stylish pop-up shoppers' lounge, an epic Georgetown wedding competition and giveaway, and even an old-school haberdashery for the gents, Georgetown's Fashion's Night Out promises shoppers the most memorable fashion industry celebration DC has ever seen for the second year in a row.
of the highly anticipated soon to open Pearl Dive Oyster Palace & Black Jack from chef/owners Barbara and Jeff Black. The 1st View Pre-Opening Charity Cocktail Party is Saturday, September 10th, 6:00pm-1:30am 1612 14th St. NW $30 per Person $40 at the Door. Free Food and Cash Bar. ALL proceeds benefiting the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center For tickets & more information click here.
then you will love what is happening on the National Mall Sept. 23 & 24th. The 11th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress.
in the form of the Washington Nationals Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. The WWAST (Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team), represents some of our nation's bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers and veterans. These young extremely athletic men have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputation while serving in the military/war, and through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again. The Nats and WWAST are now officially partners.
but it is a way to share to share the blues with strangers who can become fast friends. Listen to what I found outside the DC Blues Festival when I met up with Harmonica Blu.
It did for thousands of your neighbors Labor Day Saturday afternoon at the DC Blues Festival.
but Cathy Rigby will GO UP into the air over the Filene Stage at Wolf Trap this weekend for a brand new production of Tony Award-nominee Cathy Rigby IS Peter Pan. he New York Times says "Rigby still carries off the flights, fights, and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized."
City at Peace is holding TWO more tryouts for the 17th Season after-school program to promote cross-cultural understanding, positive change and non-violent conflict resolution all through the power of the arts! It is open to any and all 13-19 year olds from DC, Maryland and Virginia. Try Outs:
Monday, September 12th, at 4:30pm
Friday, September 16th, at 4:30pm
City at Peace is located inside the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE
at this weekend's FREE 23rd Annual DC Blues Festival Saturday(9/3) noon to 7:30pm Free blues in the park at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre and great blues from the DC Blues Society Band, Preston Shannon, Grady Champion, Nadine Rae and the AllStars, Swamp Dog Clark and so much more… 16th & Colorado NW
It's the true story of a local TV producer turned restaurant owner and IRS defendant thanks to the untimely death of her husband. "Innocent Spouse" by Carol Ross Joynt>
There is more research in how breast cancer spreads and sometimes to the brain. Patricia S. Steeg, Ph.D. is the Womens Cancers Section Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute
Its a great weekend for time travel at the Maryland Renaissance Festival! The Festival is located on Crownsville Road, in Anne Arundel County in Crownsville, just outside of Annapolis
but they have lots of holiday Grand Slam weekend fun planned for you including Lifehouse performing live as well at Kids Run the Show on Sunday -- $1 Kids Day - Purchase up to 4 tickets for children ages 3-12 for $1 each, with the purchase of one full-priced adult ticket. And the Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball game follows Kids Run The Bases. And a lot more.
By giving to and getting from Goodwill of Greater Washington Find out what they have by listening!
The Salvation Army - National Capital Area Command 2626 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
The Capital Area Food Bank 645 Taylor Street, NE
Showing just what the Greenbelt Youth Circus does. This coming weekend, they will be performing the largest youth circus ever in this region (45 kids ages 7 to 16 performing tight rope, stilt walking, unicycling, aerial fabric, static trapeze, juggling, and much more.) The show is called "Inspiration", and it is a circus exploration of the things that inspire America's children. Friday, August 19 At 7:00 pm. Saturday, August 20 At 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Greenbelt Community Center Gym. Admission is free, but tickets are required. CALL 301-397-2208
RX: A Unique Blend of Cocktails, Culture, Philanthropy and Style. Each month December 2011, the mixologists of M Bar & Lounge, in Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel will create cocktails inspired by notable Washingtonians for everyone to enjoy while raising money for Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals. Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW