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 email@example.com or follow him on Twitter.
** PHOTO: Bob Madigan, left, shaved his head for childhood cancer.
The Washington Performing Arts Society's 15th Annual Children of the Gospel Vocal Workshop. The culminating camp event: Friday, July 29th at the Zion Baptist Church 4850 Blagden Ave NW (near Carter Barron) 6:00PM
Meet a man who found his calling because of a passion to right a wrong against his Grandmother. He is David N. Gamse Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Council for the Aging the recent honoree of Seabury Resources for Aging
A special way to help women on their way to recovering from breast cancer. Casting for Recovery!
A great line that wasn't ever spoken in "Casablanca" either to Emil or Sam. Join maestro Emil de Cou for NSO @ Wolf Trap's "Casablanca" this 7/30 Saturday evening.
A quintet of Juilliard-trained siblings has taken the piano world by storm with their inventive interpretations of classical standards. And The 5-Browns are coming to Wolf Trap this Thursday 7/28.
Arts & Stripes: The Workhouse Salutes the Military and the Arts is wrapping up a month-long celebration at the Workhouse Arts Center. Workhouse Arts Center. A Program of the Lorton Arts Foundation. 9601 Ox Road Lorton, VA
Jaleo's 9th annual Paelaa Festival. A two week celebration honoring Spain's favorite culinary tradition, paella! From July 18th thru August 1st, José Andrés and his culinary team at Jaleo will celebrate the ninth annual Paella Festival with a two-week event honoring the delicious dish with specials based on the recipes of special guest Chef Rafael Vidal of Restaurante Levante in Benisanó, Spain. During the Paella Festival, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of paella specials.
The second and final performance of 'Zayed and the Dream'A historic journey into the heart of the Arabian Desert at the Kennedy Center is this Saturday night (7/16) Caracalla Dance Theatre's latest production follows the journey of seven horsemen as they travel through the sands of time in search of the "destined one" who will engrave his vision on the deserts of Arabia. This spectacular dance musical features the participation of 100 artists and guest dance performers from China, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Helen Hayes Award winning musical (4 of them) and cast is back at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs thru October 2, 2011 in the Fichandler Stage.
DC actually has it's own Cocktail! Listen to how The Rickey is being honored and proclaimed as such. And how July will hence forth be known as Rickey Month in DC. And then check out this video of Derek Brown making one from Oh Gosh TV!
Restoring hope and dignity one person at a time, SOME(So Others Might Eat) has served Washington, DC for more than 40 years, working to:
Feed and clothe DC's homeless and poor
Treat ill, homeless people at our medical, dental and mental health programs
Train people for jobs and house homeless families and single adults
Over the years, SOME has helped thousands of people get off the streets, transform their lives, and live independently.
But not everyone dresses theirs the same way leading to some hot dog snobs
Because the Wolf Trap Season is as hot as it is cool. And this is chance for fans to cool down!
Volunteering when $$ is tight. Giving Metro Teen Aids a hand
Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry is being decorated with the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions in Afghanistan. It coms during the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing legislation establishing the Medal of Honor in 1861. To commemorate this historic milestone, the Congress directed the Secretary of the US Treasury to mint five-dollar gold coins and one-dollar silver coins honoring the Medal of Honor and those who have received this prestigious honor. The coins were also created to emphasize the values of courage and selflessness embodied in the Medal of Honor and the American spirit.
The 6th Annual Capitol Fringe Festival is a non-profit festival to expose performances on the fringe of the DC Arts scene. More than 2,000 artists from D.C. and around the country get a venue to express and develop their talents and artistic visions in total freedom. Tickets for all Capital Fringe shows are $17 plus $7 for a one-time Fringe pin purchase. Fringe Fest runs thru July 24th.
Pamela Peeke, MD tells us about a free test to see if your heart is fit to live. After you listen and you want to read the full abstract, click here Or if you would rather read the NY Times version click here.
A question questioned asked thru this weekend at the Kennedy Center in the riveting musical "Next to Normal"