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The American Boychoir, based in Princeton, NJ.,is regarded as one of the best vocal ensembles of its kind in the world and will perform a FREE concert Wednesday, December 4th, at 7pm.
This special performance, which will be held at the Temple of the Scottish Rite, ushers in the holiday season and includes songs from the release of the Boychoir's new recording "I Hear America Singing", inspired by Walt Whitman's iconic poem of the same name. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth, the American Boychoir will also perform Britten's beloved "Ceremony of Carols" as well as holiday selections by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Rutter and traditional favorites. The concert has been made possible by the generous support of the Freemasons of D.C. and the Alexandria Harmonizers. The Temple of the Scottish Rite is located at 1733 16th Street NW (near the intersection of Sixteenth and Columbia Road). The event is FREE and not ticketed,and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 232-8155.
You can buy a gift for someone you DON'T know but who could really use it. YPT, Young Playwrights' Theater which inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices hopes in 2014 to provide hundreds of new students with free in-school and after-school arts education programming and performances of their OWN original plays. Click here to donate:
$10 buys a writing portfolio and writing supplies - helping one student to develop her very first play and discover the power of her own stories.
$25 provides a local student with his very first playwriting workshop - showing him the value of his dreams and ideas.
$50 supports the performance of one student-written play - bringing a student's words to life on a professional stage and showing her that her voice matters.
Also, YPT says that "through a generous matching gift from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, all donations received by December 31st will be DOUBLED in size and impact. No matter what you choose to give, your gift will go twice as far as YPT works to bring arts education to every kid."
Saturday (11-23) is National Adoption day. There are hundreds of thousands of children waiting to be adopted in this country alone. On Saturday Conquered By Love is holding an Adoption Awareness Open House 10am-2pm
Events throughout the day including activities and discussions:
Children's activities, Meet adoptive families, Find adoption resources and lots of fun as well as special discussions:
11 am - Clearing Roadblocks to Adoption
12 pm - Healing from Traumatic Backgrounds
1pm - Adopting Older Children
At the home of the Razvi family (founders of Conquered by Love), 22101 Slidell Road, Boyds, MD
Listen to the two reports below.
Just because yoga is a practice that emphasizes graceful movements and peaceful thoughts, does not mean it is risk-free.
Thanks to the Reston Players another high caliber reasonably priced version of Les Miz is coming to town. The Washington community theatre premier of the Tony-award winning Les Miserables opens January 17th. Tickets are on sale NOW starting at $18. All Reston Players mainstage productions are performed at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA. CenterStage is handicap accessible and offers listening devices for the hearing impaired. Tickets can be purchased through restonplayers.org or by calling the CenterStage box office at 703-476-4500 x 3
Mix the Redskins & Dallas with a holiday the following day and you have a prescription for fun! But Andy Duffy wanted to be sure so he came up with a promotion for his Duffy's Irish Pub across from the 930 Club.. and it worked.. he filled the place. His offer?? "Everyone wearing Skins gear gets a free shot of Jameson each time Tony Romo throws an interception!" There was only one, but the shots went over very well with patrons David and Sabrina Poms of Bethesda. They are brother and sister who have been Skins fans since birth. Their father was so obsessed with the team that before Super Bowl XXVI he bought both toddlers Redskin Onesies. Of course, the Skins won that year beating the Bills 37-24. We won't talk about Sunday's loss to Dallas. Here are photos of David and Sabrina in 1992 and last night at Duffy's Irish Pub.
Here are David and Sabrina Poms today, all grown up and still proud Skin's Fans! Sabrina is hold her father's sweat shirt from the 1992 Superbowl win. Hear more of their story and Duffy, too by clicking on the audio files below.
Participants in 4-H National Youth Science Day have hands-on experience in one of the fastest growing occupational fields in the country - spatial technologies, including GIS and GPS mapping.
The "regional minimum" for employees would be $11.50 an hour by 2016 if leaders in Montgomery County, Prince George's County and D.C. succeed.
The first annual UMTTR ("you matter") 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament was held September 15th in Memory of teen suicide Evan Rosenstock of Potomac. He was not bullied but the 16 year old Churchill HS sophomore star athlete suffered depression triggered by a sports injury. He killed himself in May. Proceeds from UMTTR will support forming the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance and to Support Research on Teen Depression and Suicide Prevention. The event was held at The Bullis School. No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn't the answer. Talk to someone. YOU MATTER Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a counselor at a Lifeline crisis center near you. To learn more about Evan Rosenstock click on the two audio clips below.
The Transportation Security Administration found a stack of fraudulent ID cards inside a checked bag at BWI.
Coming up THIS Saturday morning September 28th at National's Park! The Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind's 3rd Annual Light The Way 5 K. And this year in addition to runners and walkers being invited to take part -- so are those in wheelchairs. Light The Way 5K is a family friendly event. It's a competitive timed 5K USATF certified course or, you can walk or roll on the same scenic 5K route. You also have the opportunity to guide someone who is blind or visually impaired as they run or walk. And you can enjoy a victory lap on the warning track of Nationals Park. Competitive TIMED RUN (Chronotrack B Tag) - $60 WALK - Free Kid's Race- $5
The home built on top of a World War I munitions site has been torn down. On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers starts removing the home's foundation, with the "high probability" of finding remnants of chemical agents. Full story.
A new water taxi carries passengers more quickly from the National Harbor to the Georgetown Waterfront.
This college ranking isn't about the prestige; it's about which colleges deliver the best value. Only one local school made the list's top 100.
Fairfax County firefighters continue a Labor Day weekend tradition by collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
A new documentary explores the mysterious show at Wheaton Youth Center in 1969, on the day of Richard Nixon's inauguration.
A 30 year old Frederick, MD native is going to have a special night tonight (Friday 07/19) on stage at Wolf Trap with the NSO. Corrine Winters will sing her USA debut perfomance of Violetta in the Wolf Trap Opera's La Traviata.
Men can be caregivers! One message from the organization Men Against Breast Cancer. A message supported by 60+ Newzdudes who celebrated their 2nd fund raiser for MABC at Redline Gastrolounge in Penn Quarter.
and so do music and video game lovers! Two fun NSO@Wolf Trap programs this week. Friday night with soaring singing with Emil de Cou, conducting "Carmina Burana" and "Pictures at an Exhibition"
Then on Saturday night it's NSO at Wolf Trap: Emmanuel Fratianni, conductor with "Video Games Live: Bonus Round!"