WTOP's Bob Madigan

Mon Feb 18th, 2013

Did you have crimes of valentine's passion??

There are thousands who did, including those who enjoyed the National Crime Museum's annual "Crimes of Passion". It was a three night adventure into the world of crimes and crime solving while being handcuffed to your date. Get a "feel" for what it was like in the two clips below.

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Mon Feb 18th, 2013

Sharing the love

One of those who decided to stretch Valentine's Day beyond the 14th was Imagination Stage with Love, Friendship, and Possibility: A Benefit Concert by Mario Bonds we spoke before his Friday concert. You may listen to the two clips below.

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Mon Feb 18th, 2013

Do you like to read? Thousands in DC would love to.

But they can't read or write. There are an estimated 90,000 adults in DC who have trouble reading and that's what the Washington Literacy Center (WLC) is trying to fix. At the 20th Anniversary "Love Letters for Literacy" we met former WLC student Gregory Gerald. You can hear his inspiring story in the two clips below.

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Wed Feb 13th, 2013

Because Military Heroes need heroes, too!

That is a motto of the PenFed Foundation a non-profit that helps those who protect our freedoms by to meet the unmet needs of military personnel and their families. Helping in the areas of financial literacy, housing and support for the wounded.

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Wed Feb 13th, 2013

Love is in the air

Valentine's Day is now Valentine's Weekend with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC performing MY BIG FAT GAY WEDDING Saturday evening featuring lots of love songs from Broadway, party favors and cake in the lobby. With special guest Matt Alber. And, oh by the way, a REAL gay wedding. Sat.February 16, at 8 pm (ASL) Click here for Tickets $20.00 - $50.00. Lisner Auditorium 730 21st Street NW

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Tue Feb 12th, 2013

WTOP saves your life?

Well, it can happen. At the 4th annual WTOP/Adventist HealthCare "Love Your Heart Expo" at Westfield Montgomery Mall a gentleman came up to me to say that he came to last year's event because he heard about it on WTOP that Saturday morning. The rest of the story can be heard by clicking below!

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Tue Feb 12th, 2013

Do you know what your cholesterol numbers mean?

Lots of people learned while at the 4th annual WTOP/Adventist HealthCare "Love Your Heart Expo" at Westfield Montgomery Mall

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Tue Feb 12th, 2013

Having fun with your heart

Did you know you can have fun while helping your heart? One of the things Wii learned while at the 4th annual WTOP/Adventist HealthCare "Love Your Heart Expo" at Westfield Montgomery Mall

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Tue Feb 12th, 2013

Knowing and loving your heart!!

While at the 4th annual WTOP/Adventist HealthCare "Love Your Heart Expo" at Westfield Montgomery Mall we learned about our heart's age!

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Tue Feb 12th, 2013

Thin mints.. yum... hmmm

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.

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Wed Feb 06th, 2013

Where future Opera stars and fans come from??

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.

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Wed Feb 06th, 2013

Not talk! Actual cars!

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.

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Tue Feb 05th, 2013

Macho military men on oogle parade

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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Tue Feb 05th, 2013

Coming soon -- lotza laffs!

With Washington's Only Original Political, Satirical Musical Comedy 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

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Tue Jan 29th, 2013

Its an honor to be nominated!

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.

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Mon Jan 28th, 2013

Eat Meat. Repeat

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!

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Mon Jan 28th, 2013

The ROAR of the greasepaint and the CASH of the crowd!

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.

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Wed Jan 23rd, 2013

Striking up the band

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!

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Sat Jan 19th, 2013

Real Hints from the real Heloise

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 "

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Fri Jan 04th, 2013

Imagine being 100 years old and still relevant?

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")

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