Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

When Dante Ferrando opened his restaurant in early 1990 on 14th Street near Church Street in Northwest D.C., the only legal businesses nearby were car dealerships, paint stores and The Studio and Source theaters.

Two decades later, with successful businesses including furniture stores, restaurants and animal hospitals, Ferrando’s nightclub, the Black Cat, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with two shows Sept. 13 and 14.

Black Cat turns 20

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WTOP’s Neal Augenstein reports

Read more: Black Cat rocks 20 years: Revives neighborhood, scene


7:50 p.m. Troy Brouwer, Washington Capitals right winger

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Caps training camp starts with a group of familiar faces



7:20 p.m. Chris Chase, USAToday Sports and George Wallace and Chris Cichon, WTOP Sports

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What fans can expect from the Redskins against the Packers Sunday



6:40 p.m. Scott Greenberg, syndicated wine columnist

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Transition your wine palette from summer to fall with a primitivo



5:10 p.m. David Elfin, longtime Redskins beat reporter and author of the book ‘The Washington Redskins: The Complete Illustrated History’

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Redskins should look better this weekend but face a tough opponent in Green Bay



4:20 p.m. – John Roberts, national correspondent, Fox News

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The week in politics


3:50 p.m. – Kelly Jane Torrance, film critic, Weekly Standard

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The weekend movies


3:10 p.m. – Gwen Ifill, moderator of Washington Week

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The President’s long week


1:40 p.m. – Clinton Yates, Washington Post columnist

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Did the mayor make the right call vetoing the "living wage" bill?


12:51 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator

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The spirit of compromise


Seriously, what does a fox really say?

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WTOP’s Brennan Haselton tells you.

It may not be the biggest question you’ll face, but you know you’re at least thinking about it, thanks to the viral hit “The Fox” by a pair of Norwegian brothers. Find out what the creature’s call really sounds like in the piece above, and see the quirky animal anthem below:


12:10 p.m. – Mary Beth Albright, food expert

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If you can afford it, try high-end dining at the President’s Club at Nationals Park.

Related Link: Forbes: High-End Dining At D.C.’s Nationals Park Is A Hit


11:10 a.m. – Jen Chaney, writer for The Washington Post and New York Magazine’s Vulture

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Video On Demand is growing in popularity and is opening up possibilities for movie-goers.



9:40 a.m. – Dylan Ratigan, former CNBC and MSNBC host and author of ‘Dirty Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, And Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry’

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Revisiting a televised rant on political failures: Has anything changed?

See Ratigan’s 2011 rant below:


8:20 a.m. – Candy Crowley, host of CNN’s


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