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We started the Christmas season at the The Capital Club’s 24th annual Santa Soirée at The Howard Theatre Saturday night.

The Capitol Club is a private membership nonprofit that supports charities and causes, notably the Trey Lefler Memorial Scholarship Fund at Sewanee The University of the South. We snapped FrogueClark’s Jim Frogue, Ramsbury Real Estate’s Dave Kranich, City Market at O’s Melanie Hallowell and Advanced Medical’s Alexander Annett.

Guests were decked out in their holiday best. Here, Houlihan Lokey's Chris Hemler and Merritt Group's Kaila Brosey.
Guests were decked out in their holiday best. Here, Houlihan Lokey’s Chris Hemler and Merritt Group’s Kaila Brosey.

Attendees took to the dance floor and enjoyed live music from The Answer Band and DJ Lane. Here, US House of Rep’s Terra Davis and Elizabeth Norrie.

Teneo’s Melissa Sowerwine and Booz Allen Hamilton’s Tommy Joyce.

We also went to another of our favorite annual Christmas parties Saturday, Madison & Mistletoe at Hawthorne. We snapped Day & Johns’ Trey Mayfield, defense contractor Jo Cheney and dpaf’s David Pattinson.

The Madison of Washington, DC's annual holiday party had an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, swag, a photo booth and music by White Ford Bronco. Here, ULI's Emily Tara Weberman, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications' Alexandra Wich and DDC's Katie Thompson.
The Madison of Washington, DC’s annual holiday party had an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, swag, a photo booth and music by White Ford Bronco. Here, ULI’s Emily Tara Weberman, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications’ Alexandra Wich and DDC’s Katie Thompson.

Founded in 2003, The Madison is a professional, civic and social organization of 100 young women in the DC area, representing a broad range of careers, who improve their communities through volunteerism. Here, HSCA’s Rachel Adler, freelance interpreter Julie Paparelli and VA Medical Center’s Jackie Bourassa.

The party was held at Hawthorne, DC's newest restaurant, bar and rooftop on U Street with spectacular views of the city; the after-party was at Chinese Disco. Here, Washington Hospital Center's Allison Kopp, CGI Federal's Emily Haney and The Advisory Board Co's Al Wilkins.
The party was held at Hawthorne, DC’s newest restaurant, bar and rooftop on U Street with spectacular views of the city; the after-party was at Chinese Disco. Here, Washington Hospital Center’s Allison Kopp, CGI Federal’s Emily Haney and The Advisory Board Co’s Al Wilkins.

Saturday night we also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Opera Camerata of Washington at the residence of the Ambassador of Colombia Juan Carlos Pinzon and his wife, Maria Pilar de Pinzon. We snapped them with Bishop Mario Dorsonville.
Saturday night we also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Opera Camerata of Washington at the residence of the Ambassador of Colombia Juan Carlos Pinzon and his wife, Maria Pilar de Pinzon. We snapped them with Bishop Mario Dorsonville.

A sold-out crowd of opera aficionados enjoyed an open bar cocktail reception and dinner buffet. Here, Dickstein Shapiro’s Jim Carter, The Frost Group’s Jennifer Frost, and Goldman Sachs’ Alyson Theobald and Kyle Russ.

Guests enjoyed the performance of Puccini's Tosca accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra. Here, Holly Roe, Esq. Ernesto Mejer and Dr. Patricia Myskowski.
Guests enjoyed the performance of Puccini’s Tosca accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra. Here, Holly Roe, Esq. Ernesto Mejer and Dr. Patricia Myskowski.

The Dorado Group CEO Billy Kappaz and wife Laura Kappaz with Best Marketing's Liz Sara.
The Dorado Group CEO Billy Kappaz and wife Laura Kappaz with Best Marketing’s Liz Sara.

Last night we went to the Washington Business Hall of Fame at the Building Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Junior Achievement in the nation’s capital.

Congrats to Junior Achievement CEO Ed Grenier, right, who’s helped 800,000 kids achieve their dreams in his 20 years at the helm of this great organization. He’s with two presenting sponsors, KPMG’s John Veihmeyer and Pepco’s Debbie Jarvis.

Congrats to KPMG managing partner Jerry Carlson, chair of the dinner, which raised an unprecedented $1.3M. He’s with two of the night’s five honorees, Sun Trust Bank CEO & chairman Scott Wilfong and Pepco Holdings CEO & chairman Joe Rigby, who surround Bank of America SVP and Junior Achievement Board chair Patty Brooks-Nobles.

We found VSE CEO Maurice Gauthier with a group of former laureates: VSE Board chair Cliff Kendall, WPG chair Mark Ordan and legendary DC banker Bob Pincus.

Cantor Fitgerald's Andrew Weiss is with the CohnReznick crew: head of its real estate practice (and also JA Board member) David Kessler, Rachel Platt and Jerry Distefano.
Cantor Fitgerald’s Andrew Weiss is with the CohnReznick crew: head of its real estate practice David Kessler, Rachel Platt and Jerry Distefano.

Former laureate Rand CEO Linda Rabbitt is with two of the night's founding partners, Washington Board of Trade CEO Jim Dinegar and Washingtonian publisher Cathy Williams.
Former laureate Rand CEO Linda Rabbitt is with two of the night’s founding partners, Washington Board of Trade CEO Jim Dinegar and Washingtonian publisher Cathy Williams.

Boeing SVP John Toomer is bookended by Northrup Grumman SVP Amy Caro and Strelmark president Hilary Fordwich, both of whom are working hard on April's Easter Seals  Advocacy Awards.
Boeing SVP John Toomer is bookended by Northrup Grumman SVP Amy Caro and Strelmark president Hilary Fordwich, both of whom are working hard on April’s Easter Seals Advocacy Awards.

Over 1,200 came to support DC’s Academy Awards of Business. Here, our fun table: seated, JA’s Ed Grenier and Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal and his wife, Dhaini; standing, Washington Business Journal publisher James MacGregor, DC Chamber of Commerce CEO Harry Wingo, The Economic Club executive director Mary Brady, PG County Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell, The Community Foundation CEO Bruce McNamer, and JA VP Rachel Doss.

Last night we also went to the National Theatre to see the opening night of Motown: The Musical. The show was written by famed Motown founder Berry Gordy based on events in his life and the establishment of his record label. We snapped him joining the cast on stage for the curtain call.
Last night we also went to the National Theatre to see the opening night of Motown: The MusicalThe show was written by famed Motown founder Berry Gordy based on events in his life and the establishment of his record label. We snapped him joining the cast on stage for the curtain call.

Members of the audience were literally dancing in their seats and singing along to many hit songs, including the Jackson 5′s I Want You Back, with young Michael Jackson played by Leon Outlaw Jr. Many remarked how much he sounded like the original.

Krisha Marcano, Allison Semmes and Trisha Jeffrey channeled Diana Ross and The Supremes singing Stop In The Name Of Love. The audience loved the timeless songs, great choreography, and fun, upbeat atmosphere.

Jarran Muse sang Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, depicting the Vietnam War protests and race riots following the shooting of Dr. King. The show ended with a standing ovation for the cast, Berry Gordy, and the musical and artistic directors.
Jarran Muse sang Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, depicting the Vietnam War protests and race riots following the shooting of Dr. King. The show ended with a standing ovation for the cast, Berry Gordy, and the musical and artistic directors.

The ensemble gathers in front of Hitsville, USA record company in Detroit. Motown The Musical runs through Jan. 3 at the National Theatre.

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. We did.

We went to the annual Bloody Mary’s party on Thanksgiving morning at the home of Nina Benton and her husband, tennis marketing guru and JTCC chief Ray Benton. We snapped him bookended by super banker Bob Pincus and sports lawyer Roger Kaplan.

Joyce Thornhill and Josh Gotbaum hosted their annual Thanksgiving Leftovers & Music party. We snapped Josh, center, with his son Adam, who sings with the renowned Tufts Beelzebubs a cappella group, and The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Marlo Lewis.

And, of course, football! Congrats to local boy Kevin Hogan, who led Stanford to a dramatic last-second victory over Notre Dame on Saturday. He’s from McLean, and went to Gonzaga. A senior, he’ll play USC this Saturday for the Pac-12 championship.

On Black Friday, Scene reporter Travis Holler joined over 1 million Americans committing to #OptOutside instead of battling the masses shopping. The campaign was spearheaded by outdoor retailer REI to encourage Americans to get outside and be active. Here, SageWater’s Scott Seel enjoys the fresh air and sunshine while SUP-ing on the Gulf of Mexico, off Indian Rocks Beach, FL.

Saturday morning we went to TEAMsgiving at the Washington & Lee High School track for a post-Thanksgiving workout. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training trains participants to race the Rock N Roll DC Full or Half Marathon or 5K, and the Puerto Rico Full or Half Marathon in March. The ultimate goal is to cure blood cancers. We snapped the govt.’s Erin Architzel, Navy’s Jack McGowan, Army’s and LLS coach Matt Moakler, LLS volunteer Elisa McClelland and Mayer Brown’s Breanne Gilpatrick.

And we loved being outside in beautiful weather on a perfect fall weekend in Rock Creek Park.

We went to Fête en Noir at the W Hotel. We snapped dental hygienist Peter Marratto, Videology Group's Kelsey Hudler, Temple's Jenni Mai and Always Smile DC's Dr. Najib Bouchebel.
We went to Fête en Noir at the W Hotel. We snapped dental hygienist Peter Marratto, Videology Group’s Kelsey Hudler, Temple’s Jenni Mai and Always Smile DC’s Dr. Najib Bouchebel.

The party was sponsored by Reebok Classic, and guests were asked to don semi-formal black attire with their favorite sneakers. JBC Events, which produced it, gave out a few prizes, including a one-night stay at the W. Here, founder Jad Bouchebel, right, with his co-hosts, Tablelist DC GM Nayef Issa and You Successful You’s Jana Sedlakova.

Music was provided by DJ Heather Femia on the patio, here with Josephine’s Joy’s  Susan Young, and by Benny C in the POV section of the W.

The event was a benefit for Miriam's Kitchen, which is committed to ending chronic homelessness in DC. Here, W Hotel's Lisa Grigorian, lawyer Juan Chardiet and advertising specialist Valerie Portney.
The event was a benefit for Miriam’s Kitchen, which is committed to ending chronic homelessness in DC. Here, W Hotel’s Lisa Grigorian, lawyer Juan Chardiet and advertising specialist Valerie Portney.

Last night was the DC premiere of The Danish Girl, commemorating the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance at the U.S. Navy Memorial.

The screening followed an earlier event at The White House to recognize its Champions of Change program, created to recognize individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. Here, director/producer Tom Hooper is surrounded by the actors, Jake Graf, Alicia Vikander and Rebecca Root.

The film is the love story inspired by the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first transgender women to undergo gender reassignment surgery in the 1930s, and explores an important moment in LGBT history, discussed in a Q&A. The main character Lili is played by Eddie Redmayne, who wasn't in DC. The film opens here Dec. 11.
The film is the love story inspired by the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first transgender women to undergo gender reassignment surgery in the 1930s, and explores an important moment in LGBT history, discussed in a Q&A. The main character Lili is played by Eddie Redmayne, who wasn’t in DC. The film opens here Dec. 11.

We went to the The Capitol Hill Club for the Young Conservatives Coalition‘s 6th Annual Buckley Awards, awarded to four young professionals who’ve made a significant contribution to the conservative movement in the last year. We snapped YCC president Christopher Malagisi with this year’s winners, The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway; Echelon Insights co-founder and pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson; Washington Free Beacon staff writer Lachlan Markay; and National Review senior political correspondent Jim Geraghty.

The awards are co-sponsored by Townhall Media, The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College, Conservative Book Club, America's Future Foundation, DB Capitol Strategies, StandUnited, and Eberle Associates in honor of the late William F. Buckley. Here, IRS' Dan Wolff, PYXERA Global's Anna Koval and L2 Political's Tim Teehan.
The awards are co-sponsored by Townhall Media, The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College, Conservative Book Club, America’s Future Foundation, DB Capitol Strategies, StandUnited, and Eberle Associates in honor of the late William F. Buckley. Here, IRS’ Dan Wolff, PYXERA Global’s Anna Koval and L2 Political’s Tim Teehan.

The Young Conservatives Coalition is a DC-based, young professional leadership, educational and networking association dedicated to advancing the conservative movement. Here, Chiaroscuro Group’s Kate Zickel and Ellis Business Advisers’ Philip Ellis.

Freedom Partners’ Bernadette Sartor, Ivory Studio Portraiture’s Elizabeth Laden and LifeSiteNews’ Dustin Siggins.

We went to Dock 5 in Union Market for SWEATgiving, a high-intensity pre-holiday workout. We snapped our trainers, Nike Training Club trainer Chris Perrin and solidcore training program coach and Flywheel instructor Alex Perrin, who really worked the crowd.

Booz Allen's Sania Fatemi, S3 Active's Sarween Salih and CFPB's Eric Wilson.
Booz Allen’s Sania Fatemi, S3 Active’s Sarween Salih and CFPB’s Eric Wilson.

We’ll be back for their next holiday workout, and hope all the pumpkin pie we plan to eat won’t make it harder. Here, Pet Purrfection’s Heather Locke, Flywheel’s Ashley Stanwick and solidcore’s James Barnett.

We stopped by the kickoff party of the 8th annual FotoWeekDC Festival at FotoWeekCentral, the former residence of the Spanish Ambassador. We snapped Smartthings’ Eliot Stein, GW’s Julyssa Lopez, Ankur Aggarwal, and OM Digital’s Quin Hulamm.

The evening kicked off a week-long series of dynamic and diverse exhibitions, installations, film screenings and lectures. Here, E&Y’s Lily Wang, IBM’s Lily Sahn and EJF Capital’s Ellie Keen.

Between art installations, guests enjoyed hard cider tastings and dancing. Here, Veracity Media’s Ryan Morgan, Surprise Ride’s Grace Teng, Amelia Strays and Alex Lee.

FotoDC is a nonprofit providing exposure for photographers and making high-quality photography accessible to audiences. Tonight and tomorrow night, the Holocaust Memorial Museum will project images onto its exterior walls of religious and ethnic minorities persecuted in Iraq. Here, Ali Dietz, Dot Sheridan and Amanda Tyler.

Last night we also headed to DC Central Kitchen‘s 12th annual Capital Food Fight at the Ronald Reagan Building, hosted by Chef Jose Andres and Carla Hall. One of the year’s top events, the Iron Chef-style battle pitted four local chefs: Centrolina’s Amy Brandwein, BRABO’s Harper McClure, Masseria’s Nick Stefanelli and Indique’s K.N. Vinod. We snapped ACME Paper’s Randi Liffman and Scott Attman, Pandora’s Donna Attman, and Congressional Seafood’s Adam Roth.

A High Stakes Cakes competition hosted by Charm City Cakes‘ Duff Goldman had competitors decorate a cake in the theme of the power of volunteering. Here, CPR Multimedia’s Jeff Studley and Holly Star, Werres’ Rick Sanford and Textron’s Taylor Corydon.

75 restaurants featured their delicious menu items, such as the Fainting Goat‘s scallops crudo with brown butter, 1789‘s Peking duck confit taco, and Tico‘s housemade chorizo. Here, Creative Associates’ Camila Linneman and Emily Tanner, Jefferson Hotel’s Sophie Szych and Olivia Rodriguez, and Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Donnavan Lalputan and Mike Succone.

Proceeds help DC Central Kitchen’s fight against hunger with healthier meals and culinary training opportunities for those in need. Here, ThinkFoodGroup’s Jason Wiles, Chrissy Wilson, Becky Bray and Jonathan Goldfuss.


We went to the Tigerlily Foundation EmPOWER Cocktail and Recognition Reception at the Hyatt Regency Tysons.

Tigerlily Foundation educates, empowers and supports young women around the world with breast cancer. We snapped founder Maimah Karmo, who started the foundation nine years ago, after being diagnosed when she was 32. She's surrounded by her team, Carolyn Warrick, Ania Bassene and Carol Barbe.
We went to the Tigerlily Foundation EmPOWER Cocktail and Recognition Reception at the Hyatt Regency Tysons. Tigerlily Foundation educates, empowers and supports young women around the world with breast cancer. We snapped founder Maimah Karmo, who started the foundation nine years ago, after being diagnosed when she was 32. She’s surrounded by her team, Carolyn Warrick, Ania Bassene and Carol Barbe.

Anna Norwood, Shay Sharpe, Charelle Barnes, Holly Bertone, Kisa Ward and Raquel Witherspoon were honored with the Inspire, Courage, Volunteer, Hope, KM Warrior and Transformation awards. They all gave moving stories of being breast cancer survivors.
Anna Norwood, Shay Sharpe, Charelle Barnes, Holly Bertone, Kisa Ward and Raquel Witherspoon were honored with the Inspire, Courage, Volunteer, Hope, KM Warrior and Transformation awards. They all gave moving stories of being breast cancer survivors.

The intimate reception allowed survivors, family and friends to mingle while enjoying an open bar and tasting bites of pork tenderloin, seared scallops and chicken skewers. Here, Cardinal Bank's Harry Rauner, Evolent Health's Marissa Lawson, Northrup Grumman's Linda Rauner and Custom Ink's Casey Cronin.
The intimate reception allowed survivors, family and friends to mingle while enjoying an open bar and tasting bites of pork tenderloin, seared scallops and chicken skewers. Here, Cardinal Bank’s Harry Rauner, Evolent Health’s Marissa Lawson, Northrup Grumman’s Linda Rauner and Custom Ink’s Casey Cronin.

Guests went home with a swag bag of beauty products from Renu Med Spa, Perfectly Posh, and Miche. Here, Tira Strategies' Lisa Nicholls, Tigerlily Foundation's Anna Norwood, and Daniel Shrago.
Guests went home with a swag bag of beauty products from Renu Med Spa, Perfectly Posh, and Miche. Here, Tira Strategies’ Lisa Nicholls, Tigerlily Foundation’s Anna Norwood, and Daniel Shrago.

Last night we headed to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall for the Choral Arts Society to hear the world premiere of Wadsworth: Battle Flags and Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem. Here, the Choral Arts Chorus and guest baritone Trevor Scheunemann led by conductor Scott Tucker.
Last night we headed to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall for the Choral Arts Society to hear the world premiere of Wadsworth: Battle Flags and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. Here, the Choral Arts Chorus and guest baritone Trevor Scheunemann led by conductor Scott Tucker.

The performance had special significance as it was dedicated to Choral Arts beloved conductor, founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Norman Scribner, who passed away in March. Here, members of the Chorus.
The performance had special significance as it was dedicated to Choral Arts beloved conductor, founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Norman Scribner, who passed away in March. Here, members of the Chorus.

Earlier, we went to a pre-gala reception in honor of Norman Scribner at the Forest Hills home of Cynthia Dunbar and Charlie Cerf, whom we snapped bookended by Choral Arts pianist Brandon Straub and soprano Rosa Lamoreaux.
Earlier, we went to a pre-gala reception in honor of Norman Scribner at the Forest Hills home of Cynthia Dunbar and Charlie Cerf, whom we snapped bookended by Choral Arts pianist Brandon Straub and soprano Rosa Lamoreaux.

Choral Arts patrons and board members Nadine Wethington, Nick Smith, executive director Debra Kraft, Rob Liberatore and Liz Tankersley.
Choral Arts patrons and board members Nadine Wethington, Nick Smith, executive director Debra Kraft, Rob Liberatore and Liz Tankersley.

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Guests were decked out in their holiday best. Here, Houlihan Lokey's Chris Hemler and Merritt Group's Kaila Brosey.
The Madison of Washington, DC's annual holiday party had an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, swag, a photo booth and music by White Ford Bronco. Here, ULI's Emily Tara Weberman, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications' Alexandra Wich and DDC's Katie Thompson.
The party was held at Hawthorne, DC's newest restaurant, bar and rooftop on U Street with spectacular views of the city; the after-party was at Chinese Disco. Here, Washington Hospital Center's Allison Kopp, CGI Federal's Emily Haney and The Advisory Board Co's Al Wilkins.
Saturday night we also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Opera Camerata of Washington at the residence of the Ambassador of Colombia Juan Carlos Pinzon and his wife, Maria Pilar de Pinzon. We snapped them with Bishop Mario Dorsonville.
Guests enjoyed the performance of Puccini's Tosca accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra. Here, Holly Roe, Esq. Ernesto Mejer and Dr. Patricia Myskowski.
The Dorado Group CEO Billy Kappaz and wife Laura Kappaz with Best Marketing's Liz Sara.
Cantor Fitgerald's Andrew Weiss is with the CohnReznick crew: head of its real estate practice (and also JA Board member) David Kessler, Rachel Platt and Jerry Distefano.
Former laureate Rand CEO Linda Rabbitt is with two of the night's founding partners, Washington Board of Trade CEO Jim Dinegar and Washingtonian publisher Cathy Williams.
Boeing SVP John Toomer is bookended by Northrup Grumman SVP Amy Caro and Strelmark president Hilary Fordwich, both of whom are working hard on April's Easter Seals  Advocacy Awards.
Last night we also went to the National Theatre to see the opening night of Motown: The Musical. The show was written by famed Motown founder Berry Gordy based on events in his life and the establishment of his record label. We snapped him joining the cast on stage for the curtain call.
Jarran Muse sang Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, depicting the Vietnam War protests and race riots following the shooting of Dr. King. The show ended with a standing ovation for the cast, Berry Gordy, and the musical and artistic directors.
We went to Fête en Noir at the W Hotel. We snapped dental hygienist Peter Marratto, Videology Group's Kelsey Hudler, Temple's Jenni Mai and Always Smile DC's Dr. Najib Bouchebel.
The event was a benefit for Miriam's Kitchen, which is committed to ending chronic homelessness in DC. Here, W Hotel's Lisa Grigorian, lawyer Juan Chardiet and advertising specialist Valerie Portney.
The film is the love story inspired by the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first transgender women to undergo gender reassignment surgery in the 1930s, and explores an important moment in LGBT history, discussed in a Q&A. The main character Lili is played by Eddie Redmayne, who wasn't in DC. The film opens here Dec. 11.
The awards are co-sponsored by Townhall Media, The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College, Conservative Book Club, America's Future Foundation, DB Capitol Strategies, StandUnited, and Eberle Associates in honor of the late William F. Buckley. Here, IRS' Dan Wolff, PYXERA Global's Anna Koval and L2 Political's Tim Teehan.
Booz Allen's Sania Fatemi, S3 Active's Sarween Salih and CFPB's Eric Wilson.

We went to the Tigerlily Foundation EmPOWER Cocktail and Recognition Reception at the Hyatt Regency Tysons.

Tigerlily Foundation educates, empowers and supports young women around the world with breast cancer. We snapped founder Maimah Karmo, who started the foundation nine years ago, after being diagnosed when she was 32. She's surrounded by her team, Carolyn Warrick, Ania Bassene and Carol Barbe.
Anna Norwood, Shay Sharpe, Charelle Barnes, Holly Bertone, Kisa Ward and Raquel Witherspoon were honored with the Inspire, Courage, Volunteer, Hope, KM Warrior and Transformation awards. They all gave moving stories of being breast cancer survivors.
The intimate reception allowed survivors, family and friends to mingle while enjoying an open bar and tasting bites of pork tenderloin, seared scallops and chicken skewers. Here, Cardinal Bank's Harry Rauner, Evolent Health's Marissa Lawson, Northrup Grumman's Linda Rauner and Custom Ink's Casey Cronin.
Guests went home with a swag bag of beauty products from Renu Med Spa, Perfectly Posh, and Miche. Here, Tira Strategies' Lisa Nicholls, Tigerlily Foundation's Anna Norwood, and Daniel Shrago.
Last night we headed to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall for the Choral Arts Society to hear the world premiere of Wadsworth: Battle Flags and Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem. Here, the Choral Arts Chorus and guest baritone Trevor Scheunemann led by conductor Scott Tucker.
The performance had special significance as it was dedicated to Choral Arts beloved conductor, founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Norman Scribner, who passed away in March. Here, members of the Chorus.
Earlier, we went to a pre-gala reception in honor of Norman Scribner at the Forest Hills home of Cynthia Dunbar and Charlie Cerf, whom we snapped bookended by Choral Arts pianist Brandon Straub and soprano Rosa Lamoreaux.
Choral Arts patrons and board members Nadine Wethington, Nick Smith, executive director Debra Kraft, Rob Liberatore and Liz Tankersley.

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