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DC Star Gives From The Heart: Grammy Award Winning Mya Hosts Charitable Homecoming

DC Star Gives From The Heart:  Grammy Award Winning Mya Hosts Charitable Homecoming

Grammy award winning singer, model, actress and philanthropist Mya has brought star power and her giving heart to her hometown Washington, D.C.  Her holiday winterfest 2010 started this past Friday at Muse Lounge with a toy drive.  Check out the video above for the full interview.  Saturday, she gave away sneakers for kids in collaboration with Mayor Elect Gray along with special guests Raheem DeVaughn, Tabi Bonney and Wale.  Sunday, Mya fed over 300 guests of families in need at Indulj on U Street in collaboration with 93.9 WKYS and Washington Wizards.  This weekend benefitted, S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat), The Grant My Wish Foundation and Mya's charity

Christmas Celebration 2010

Christmas Celebration 2010

The holiday’s are here.  People are Christmas shopping, people are caroling, and it’s snowing.  The holiday’s are in full affect.  But one exciting thing that has come to our area is the Christmas Celebration at Evangel Cathedral in Largo, Maryland.  The Christmas Celebration has been a big hit in our area for many years in the past.  This play will leave you in amazement as you watch the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ.  You also can’t forget the live animals, the laser shows, pyrotechnics, and other special affects.  But this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Broadway style play.  Twenty years is a huge milestone, so what wouldn’t be better with performances by Grammy artists Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and Marvin Sapp.  If you haven’t ever seen this show, this would be the perfect year to attend this extraordinary event.

Beacon House Hosts “Help-Portrait 2010” This Saturday

Beacon House will host 15 professional photographers, make up artists, and hair stylists this Saturday December 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. who will provide low income residents the opportunity to receive a professional portrait.

Help-Portrait began in 2009 as an idea that transformed into a movement in just three months. The idea behind Help-Portrait is simple: 1. Find someone in need 2. Take their portrait 3. Print their portrait and 4. Deliver their portrait. Help-Portrait 2010 will take place worldwide on Saturday the 4th of December, and locally, Beacon House will be a host site.

Help-Portrait, a non-profit organization, was formed in 2009 by celebrity photographer, Jeremy Cowart as he contemplated using his skills and expertise to give back to those who may not have the opportunity for a professional photo. The idea is that a photographer has the unique ability to help someone smile, laugh and return their dignity. It is a movement, a shift in photography.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company: America’s Cloud

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company: America’s Cloud

Sunday, December 5 and Sunday, December 12.

Performances at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. in the Corcoran's Rotunda.

Join acclaimed choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess and his contemporary dance company as they debut their site-specific dance piece, “America’s Cloud.”  The dance—inspired by the large-scale cloud sculpture suspended in the Rotunda as part of the exhibition Spencer Finch: My Business, With the Cloud—is the culmination of Burgess’ month-long residency at the Corcoran. Rehearsing and performing in the Corcoran’s Rotunda, Burgess puts the creative choreographic process on display and encourages new dialogues between the visual and performing arts.

Origin to Icon: Exploring Danish Design

Origin to Icon: Exploring Danish Design

Exhibition in the Corcoran Gallery of Art's Gallery 31, the College's FREE exhibition space (entrance on New York Avenue). Reception will be held on Thursday, December 16 from 6–8 p.m.

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

The time has finally arrived – almost. After months of learning, writing, re-writing and practicing, DC SCORES’ 800 poet-athletes are making final preparations for the culminating highlight event of the fall season.

The 13th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!.

DC SCORES is an after-school program that uses the unique combination of soccer, poetry and service-learning to inspire students ages 8-15 to live healthy lifestyles and be engaged in school and their communities.

On consecutive nights, 400 of the District’s public elementary and middle school students will take the stage during the citywide competition to vie for the coveted Golden Mic trophy that goes to the elementary school winner. The Slam! showcases original works of poetry written and performed by the students at DC SCORES' 25 schools.

Capital City Ball: A Night to Remember

On November 20, 2010, the Capital City Ball had its third annual event.  The concept for the Capital City Ball was created in September 2007 by a group of DC area professionals who saw an opportunity to create a top notch, annual black tie party for the weekend before Thanksgiving.