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.
While at the 4th annual WTOP/Adventist HealthCare "Love Your Heart Expo" at Westfield Montgomery Mall we learned about our heart's age!
Girl Scout Cookies are on sale in the Greater Washington Region. Girl Scouts are taking orders now for delivery of cookies by the end of February. Girl Scout Cookie booths outside local stores will run from February 22 ‐ March 24, 2013 for information on the app to find cookie booths click here. Each box of Girl Scout Cookies cost $4.00 with all proceeds staying in the Greater Washington Region to support local Girl Scout activities. Click here to meet Mia- Girl Scout Cookie Media Spokesperson from Silver Spring.
Would you believe The Wolf Trap Opera Company?!?! It is considered one of America's top residency programs for emerging young professionals hoping to make it in Opera. And now Wolf Trap Opera has announced it's 2013 summer season and the line-up of Filene Young Artists and Studio Artists. The diverse roster includes 36 up-and-coming singers selected in a comprehensive nationwide audition tour. The season will feature three new productions, including Verdi's masterpiece La traviata; Rossini's The Journey to Reims and Verdi's Falstaff. Tickets go on sale at 10am March 16th and can be purchased online by clicking here, by calling 1(877) WOLFTRAP or at the Wolf Trap Box Office located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia.
New ideas are driving people to the 2013 Washington Auto Show! Among them green car technologies, including clean diesel, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and hydrogen. And there is a chance to take a road trip back in time. The Washington Auto Show runs thru Sunday, Feb 10th at the Washington Convention Center
Wed. 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thur. 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri. 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun. 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W.
The GI Film Festival partnered with Sip With Socialites to hold an exciting military bachelor auction hosted by the Embassy of Austria. It was to raise funds and awareness for the upcoming GI Film Festival 2013, taking place May 6-12 throughout the DC area. The highest bidders won a dinner date with some of DC's most eligible military bachelors at one of DC's Top restaurants. The ringer for this first ever event for the GI Film Festival actor Scott Elrod, recently seen in the film Argo and soon to appear in Lone Survivor alongside Mark Wahlberg. Son of an F-16 pilot, Scott followed in the footsteps of his father and served in the United States Air Force as an air traffic controller from 1994-2000.
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Revue: HEXAGON 2013: A
Raucous Caucus It's all fun and all volunteer and all for charity.
Hexagon selects HEXAGON 2013: A
Raucous Caucus It's all fun and all volunteer and all for charity.
Hexagon selects ALS
Association-DC/MD/VA Chapter as beneficiary for 2013
Silver Spring, MD — Montgomery College Community Arts Center: 3/1 — 3/16
Arlington, VA — Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre: 3/21 — 3/23
And while everyone wants to win, the nominees for theatreWashington's Helen Hayes Awards (April 8th)are very excited to have been nominated. You can see the full list here. or if you wish you may watch how things unfolded in the Helen Hayes Gallery of the National Theatre with the webcast of the evening which WTOP's Bob Madigan co-hosted with Rebecca Sheir of WAMU. And for a quick break down of the numbers listen to the two clips below.
That is the motto of nationally celebrated Meat Week. It is 8 days of celebrating everything Bar-B-Que leading up to the Superbowl. Meat Week DC has tons of tasty treats and you can check them out by clicking here New this year is the Barbecue Food Truck Face-Off on Friday (2/1) 6:30pm (Hosted by Living Social) BBQ Bus, Carnivore BBQ, Curley's Q and PORC will face-off at LivingSocial's 918 F Street space!
Live theatre in the greater Washington area is a major fuel for the local economic engine. With 80 professional theatres, they produce the second highest per-capita number of theatre productions annually — second only to New York City's Broadway. One reason for that impressive statistic is because of the prestige that comes from the Helen Hayes Awards. Monday, January 28th theatreWashington will announce the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees, in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery. This year, for the first time, theatre lovers in Washington and around the world can watch the nomination announcements live via webcast. Click here to connect or learn more from theatreWashington. The webcast begins at 6:45 pm.
The University of Maryland "Mighty Sound of Maryland" Marching Band was part of the Inaugural Parade! Looking great and sounding great. Before the big day we talked with some band members and UMd Director of Bands L. Richmond Sparks. Click on the four pieces below!
Before her appearances at this weekend's Home + Remodeling Show at the Dulles Expo Center Heloise shared some helpful hints on how to survive the Inaugural Ceremonies and parade. Click on the cuts below. Heloise, ahousehold name for over 35 years, is known internationally for her "Hints from Heloise "
That describes JCCGW, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington which is kicking off it's 100th Year this weekend with a big Birthday Bash this Sunday January 6th.
Official JCCGW 100th Birthday Party schedule:
9 a.m.-noon Open gym and inflatables (ages 5 and under)
10-11 a.m. Games (Bingo, Bean Bag Toss, Spin the Wheel)
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Birthday Cake Contest
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Birthday Card Signing, Photo Booth
11:30 a.m.-Noon JCCGW Senior Chorus "The Treble-makers"
Noon-12:15 p.m. JCCGW School of Dance/tap dance presentation
12:15 -12:45 p.m. Congregation Beth El's Children's Choir "Shir Atid"
1-2:20 p.m. *Film "Hava Nagila" (purchase tickets in advance online @ jccgw.org . $11)
2:20 -2:45 p.m. Birthday cake and ice cream
(Food available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.)
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW) 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville (where Executive Blvd. & E. Jefferson "meet")
Most of us have problems keeping them past the first few days of any new year. Bethesda applied positive psychologist Caroline Adams Miller (author of "Creating Your Best Life,""Creating Your Best Life,") has some important goal achievement suggetions!
It's a whole theme for New Year's Eve at The Kennedy Center: Cheyenne Jackson...Music of the Mad Men Era. He's a 30-something leading man on Broadway, a film, and television star (including 30-Rock) and a whole lot more. Then you are then invited to welcome 2013 in style after the concert, with dancing to the sparkling arrangements of D.C. jazz band Chaise Lounge in the Grand Foyer until 1 a.m. There's a big balloon countdown at midnight. Free for all patrons with any December 31 evening performance ticket or Roof Terrace Restaurant receipt from that evening. So,the NSO, and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke Mon., Dec. 31, 2012, 8:30 pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
The Water-Skiing Santa and his kneeboarding reindeer! Also featuring The Flying Elves, the jet-skiing Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman in a dinghy all at National Harbor Monday December 24th at 1 pm sharp!
Lots of people are headed to the National Theatre to see the US Tour LIVE version of the musical "Les Miserables." Among them Vice President Joe Biden who brought his granddaughter to see one of his all time favorite musicals. But he was not alone. Click on both stories below.
This is the story of a young man who combined religious traditions to do the most good!
The Burgundy & Gold is shining on so many different levels. The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps teamed up to distribute more than 1,100 toys to underserved youngsters at the annual "Skins Santa Shoppe" toy distribution event at FedExField.
For 17 years Terre Jones has been at the helm of Wolf Trap guiding it through a tremendous time of growth not just in the scope of entertainment on the Filene Stage or the Barns of Wolf Trap, the commissioning of more than 70 new pieces in diverse genres but especially in education programs. The board of directors hailed the opening of the Center for Education at Wolf Trap as "one of Jones' greatest achievements during his tenure. It is a national resource for artists, teachers, children, and the community". Now that he is retiring at year's end, a wing of the center has been named in his honor: "The Terrence D. Jones Family Education Hall."
The National Menorah is 30 feet tall, on the Ellipse on the south side of the White House Each night of Hanukkah another candle will be lighted until all 8 are illuminated. Rabbi Levi Shemtov presided over the annual lighting on Sunday saying, "Indeed, this menorah has become a national symbol of the festival of Chanukah. After all, this is the essence of the celebration - to proclaim and celebrate the miracle of Chanukah - The Festival of Lights in the most public manner possible." The National Menorah is sponsored by American Friends of Lubavitch privately through its National Menorah Council. Check out the two reports by clicking below.