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.
Is when you have to say goodbye to someone such as Marvin Hamlisch. The composer of Broadway Musicals, movie themes and hit songs died this week rather suddenly at the age of 68. He leaves behind an incredible body work that earned him nearly very award possible: Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes, a Tony and for A Chorus Line the Pulitzer Prize. Below are two of our many remembrances of a very talented and very very nice man.
WTOP Saves You Money!! By reminding you that Restaurant Week Metro DC starts Monday, August 13 running thru Sunday, August 19. More than 235 restaurants are offering three-course, prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus priced at $20.12 and $35.12, respectively. To find out which restaurants are taking part and to make reservations click here
Yes, as a matter of fact it is. Put on by more than 40 youngsters in our area with The Greenbelt Youth Circus. See fruits of their fun from last year here.
This year's show is "Cinema -- A Circus Journey Through America's Favorite Movies".
Friday August 10th 7 PM
Saturday August 11th 3 PM and 7 PM
Sunday August 12th 3 PM
The Greenbelt Community Center Gym 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD 20770. Tickets $5.00. They can be ordered by phone and picked at the show: 301-397-2200
The show is produced by the City of Greenbelt and the Center Ring Circus School.
Pig lovers get ready for "Porc Out," Bourbon Steak's 3rd annual pig roasthosted on the patio on Sunday, August 19th from 12 - 3pm. Enjoy a whole roasted pig from Leaping Waters Farm, as well as a slew of sides made by Executive Chef Adam Sobel. slow-roasted pork shoulder tacos, assorted pork sausages from Red Apron and crispy Thai style pork ribs, an oyster bar courtesy the War Shore Oyster Company. Check out last year's event on YouTube .
Some of the most inspirational stories in life are of those who felt they had nothing and finally found they have something -- to be proud of -- themselves! Check this out from the latest graduation ceremony from the DC Central Kitchen Culinary Job Training Program.
It is the world premiere of Imagination Stage & The Washington Ballet's collaborative production of "The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe". It is a dazzling fusion of dance, acting, and puppetry, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis. Perfect for youngsters 5 and up. It runs thru August 12th at Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue in Bethesda 301.280.1660
Her name is Mindy and she is a service dog, to be more precise she is a seizure dog. But this is a story about the 8 year old who needs her! You can follow the progress and a link to his book here.
She has had a recurring role on Glee, she is a Tony Award winner on Broadway and she is taking the NSO Pops where it has never been before. An Evening with Idina Menzel -- Steven Reineke, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra! Friday August 3rd at Wolf Trap
With the celebration of National Hot dog month wrapping up, I have done something I should have done at the beginning of the month and asked my fitness Doc Pamela Peeke, MD if it's OK to celebrate?!?!?!
National Hot Dog day was Monday! According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council's 2012 report on Major League ballparks, Americans will consume 20.5 million hot dogs this season, enough to round the bases 28,489 times, and if laid end to end would stretch from the new Marlins Ballpark in Miami to Coors Field in Denver.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) continues its mission to honor, educate and heal by building the Education Center at The Wall. The Center (which will be underground) will be the place on the National Mall where the stories and sacrifices of our heroes will never be forgotten.
There are many restaurants that advertise locally grown, farm fresh ingredients. One that lives up to that is Cedar DC. It doesn't hurt that there is a weekly farmers' market next door! Cedar DC 822 E St. NW 202.637.0012
There is an app for that if you have an iPhone. It's the NOAA Hi-Def Radar app from GeoTerrestrial. The description on the App Store page: "Simple yet powerful app for viewing real-time animated weather radar images in vivid color on a highly responsive interactive map, with higher resolution images than any other radar app in the appstore." It is a paid app $1.99, designed for both iPhone and iPad.
"How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular" from DreamWorks was at the Verizon Center entertaining tens of thousands of youngsters and their taller companions.
Leaders from the worlds of science, diplomacy, politics, philanthropy and entertainment will be in DC this coming week for the 19th International Aids Conference. The timing is fortuitous coinciding with Arena Stage's production of "The Normal Heart" about the very beginnings of the Aids crisis. Monday night will be PARTY FROM THE HEART -- a benefit performance and 80's Disco party with the cast raising money for Washington AIDS Partnership
is coming up with NSO at Wolf Trap: Emil de Cou, conductor /The Planets--An HD Odyssey! Experience a powerful performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets paired with an HD film from NASA's latest exploration of the solar system. And a special treat tied into the newest Mars Lander Curiosity. Fri., Jul. 27, 2012, 8:30 pm.
Some people need hope, some people have hope, some people share hope and sharing is what the Hope Life Centre in Upper Marlboro is all about. The organization just held it's first benefit charging only $10 for an evening of gospel music, comedy, magic, and dance performances.
and so are the Washington Kastles. Superstar Venus Williams gave the WTT Champions just what they needed to win their 23rd consecutive match.
Tuesday night (5/17) was The Washington Kastles Charity Classic 2012 Stars and one the Stripes -- composed of leaders from both parties, Congress, the Administration, Ambassadors, national media and sports personalities, and the players on the WTT Champion Washington Kastles. 100% of the ticket proceeds going to charity. Including D.C. Public Education Fund, Share Our Strength and TAPS Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors left behind by a military death.
And now 15 years later there are 11 farmers markets which are part of FRESHFARM Markets -- a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the locally grown food movement in the Chesapeake Bay region through the 11 producer-only farmers markets.