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ON THE COVER: “Make Some Noise,” an exhibit on now at the Newseum: Pennsylvania college students join the 1963 March on Washington, the largest civil rights protest in history.

UP & COMING Deferral Running through August 10, Mary Coble’s new performance “Deferral” addresses the Food and Drug Administration’s policy of refusing blood donations from men who have had sex with men since 1977. Over four days in the Corcoran’s Atrium, Coble and several gay men encode the curtains of an anatomical theater with text and images from blood donor campaigns, regulations, and debates. The artist writes using her own blood, drawn onsite, while her collaborators work with thread as a stand in for their “illegal” blood. Over the course of the performance, their actions create an increasingly tangled web, enveloping and impeding their shared space while reclaiming the image of the male hero. Tickets are $8-$10. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St., NW. To learn more, visit TlI94UBP.dpuf.

to pay tribute to America’s favorite pastime. Enjoy crafts activities and music for the whole family. Bring your camera for photo-ops with some major league guests. Located in the Kogod Courtyard. To learn more, visit http://americanart. American Art Museum, 8th and F St., NW.

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Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller Enjoy a newly installed exhibit of scientific paintings based on Steve Miller’s work and collaboration with Rod MacKinnon. MacKinnon is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who studies the movement of ions across cell membranes. To learn more, visit National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C St., NW.

Goodman, Artie Shaw, Fats Waller. Tickets are $15. To learn more, visit The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St Alexandria, VA 22314

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African Diaspora International Film Festival In its seventh year, this annual festival at the Goethe-Institut


Beer and Berries: A Seasonal Beer Tasting with the Beer Activist Chris O'Brien, the Beer Activist and author of “Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World”, leads an interactive beer tasting of Summertime brews and regional berries. Hear from local brewers Dave Coleman (brewer and co-owner of 3 Stars Brewing Co), Mike Roy (brewer of Hellbender), and reps from Dogfish Head as you sip a variety of beers paired with fresh fruits. To learn more, visit http:// Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St., NW.


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Step Afrika! Step Explosion Step Afrika! brings the power and excitement of its unique brand of stepping to Washington, DC. In a partnership with the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, Step Afrika! is performing in three different recreation centers across D.C. over the course of three days. To learn more, visit http:// Columbia Heights Recreation Center, 1480 Girard St., NW.

AUGUST 14 Listen to Terence Blanchard, a Grammy winning trumpeter, play at the Blues Alley. Blanchard was born in New Orleans and is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues, Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician.


Nationals Baseball Family Day at the American Art Museum The Washington Nationals baseball club teams up with the Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dr. Ida E Jones Book Talk and Signing Join the Historical Society of Washingon, DC at Busboys and Poets for a book talk and signing with Dr. Ida E. Jones of Howard University, author of the new book "Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, DC: Activism and Education in Logan Circle". Best known as an educator and early civil rights activist, Mary McLeod Bethune organized thousands of women to lead the charge against segregationist policies of local hospitals and concert halls. To learn more, visit http:// Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW.

presents films about different African themes. Ranging from 73 to 120 minutes, films include “The Pirogue,” “Nishan,”

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End-of-Summer Ice Cream Sunday Guests will make their own ice cream, and sample an ice cream flavor popular during the federal period. Ice creammaking will be available from 1-2 p.m. Historic lawn games will also be available throughout the day for children and the young at heart. To learn more, visit Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW. ★


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Library Extends Hours, Re-opens Sunday, Free Lunch in August D.C. Public Library restores Sunday hours, which are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are also extended, going from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Libraries include Tenley Library, Shaw Library, West End, Petworth, Northwest One, Mt. Pleasant and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Parents looking to take children somewhere during the week can look to the Petworth Library located on Georgia Avenue. The library will hold lunch and programming from 1:30 to 3 p.m. running from August 1 – 16. Activities include arts and crafts, book giveaways, dancing, Wii games, board games, jump rope and films. The Petworth Library Summer Kids Café is a D.C. Free Summer Meals Program and meals are free for youth under the age of 18.

New Soccer Stadium Considered D.C. government is considering building a new soccer stadium for D.C. United, and on July 25, business leaders and government officials proposed to build a 20,000 seat soccer stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest, D.C. Council members are weighing the project, which might bring

new jobs and development to an underutilized section of the city. At-large councilwoman Anita Bonds said in a release that she wants to hear from residents on the cost and feasibility of the plan and on the impact that the development for waterways and environment, its effect on the construction of the upcoming Frederick Douglass Bridge replacement, the transfer of the Reeves Center and the relocation of the Office of Latino Affairs and the D.C. Gay and Lesbian Center and ramifications on the Southwest/Southeast neighborhoods. Since the first Major League Soccer season in 1996 United has played home games at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, a half-century-old football coliseum with deteriorating infrastructure and out-dated amenities. Meanwhile, United have seen their rival clubs build soccer-specific venues of their own as the league has grown up. The new stadium would potentially open in 2016.

March on Washington Planned As MLK Memorial Fixed A controversial quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is being removed early, two years after the site was first dedicated. The quote reads, “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness,” and tourists and others, such as Maya Angelou, said that the quote made King Jr. sound like an “arrogant twit.” Lei Yixin, the Chinese sculptor who designed the memorial, has said that the bungled quote has been removed, and that his team will spend the next few weeks smoothing over the affected marble and carving striations to match the rest of the monument. The work, which is expected to cost between $700,000 and $800,000, will be

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paid for out of a fund managed by the National Park Foundation. King’s full quote, pulled from a 1968 sermon in Atlanta, reads, “Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.” Rather than modify the monument to include the entire passage, Lei recommended last December to then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that the quote be removed altogether rather than expanded to protect the memorial’s structural integrity. The monument received about 5.2 million visitors in 2012. The work is expected to be done before the March on Washington rally led by Al Sharpton. The D.C. Office of Planning is looking for volunteers for the 50th Annual March on Washington August 28, which originally occurred on August 28, 1963. If interested in volunteering, contact Reginald Greer at or call 940-704-7962.

New Condos Slated to Open in Columbia Heights In February demolition started at the old Ontario Theatre on the corner of 17th and Columbia Rd, NW, and construction is slated to start in the fall with completion for Spring 2015. Condos will be up for sale in 2014. The project will include 80 residential homes and 9,000 square feet of retail, as the first residential development by Peterson Companies in D.C. The $30 million mixed-use project will offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans, and will include kitchens, private balconies, hardwood floors, underground park-

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D.C.’s beer-makers converge for NoMa Beer Fest during D.C. Beer Week on Saturday, August 17 with samples of special summer ales with DJs, games and food by Union Kitchen and local food trucks. Local breweries include DC Brau, Chocolate City Brewing Company, District Chophouse, Capital City Brewing Company, Three Stars, Right Proper Brewery (opening soon in Shaw), and the Brewer’s Art (Baltimore). Tickets run from $10 for 2 beers, or $10 for four sample tastings. Music will include Mission South, a DC-based Roots Rock/Blues band, and DJ Grey Goon. DC Bocce League will provide bocce courts, Bear Pong and corn hole. CNU-DC and SCRAP-DC will organize a kids’ corner with crafts, games and sprinklers to beat the heat. District Chophouse will showcase Solidarity Summer Ale and their Hefeweizen. IDs will be checked at the gate. Children and leashed dogs welcome.


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Photos and Text by Jeff Malet 1. In the Citi Open Tennis finals, American John Isner extends his 6’10” frame on a forehand volley against eventual champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina on Aug. 4 at William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Stadium in Rock Creek Park in D.C. 2. Defending Citi Open champion Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia defeated Andrea Petkovic of Germany in the women’s final in straight sets. 3. Shirley Jones discussed her new book “Shirley Jones: A Memoir” about her six decades in show business at the National Archives on July 25. 4. A rare flowering eight-foot tropical titan arum plant towers over spectators at the U.S. Botanic Gardens on July 22. 5. Russian ballet stars Anna Antonicheva and Danila Korsuntsev perform at the National Gallery of Art on July 21 in honor of the exhibition “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909 – 1929: When Art Danced with Music”.

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The Week That Was Media, Especially in Washington


he late Monday afternoon bombshell hit Washingtonians like a vengeful Washington Star. The Washington Post, an icon of print journalism and of the nation’s capital, is to be sold for $250 million to one of the Internet’s first and biggest digital innovators, billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. com. In an interview with his own newspaper, the Washington Post Co.’s chief executive Donald Graham said Aug. 5: “Every member of my family started out with the same emotion—shock—in even thinking about [selling The Post]. But when the idea of a transaction with Jeff Bezos came up, it altered my feelings. The Post could have survived under the company’s ownership and been profitable for the foreseeable future. But we wanted to do more than survive. I’m not saying this guarantees success but it gives us a much greater chance of success.” For Georgetown, the sale of its big and influential hometown national newspaper that arrives -- or did arrive -- on its homes’ steps early in the morning is more personal. Some of the top editors or writers who worked at the

Post lived or live here: the Grahams for years, Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, Bob Woodward, to name but the more famous. We also would like to think we have some extra knowledge of what’s going on. Like everyone else, we were stunned. For Post employees, present and former, the sale brings forth the emotion of loss. Yet for those of us in the media for decades, we should not be surprised. We experienced the rise of computers in the workplace earlier than most, jumping to a full digitally environment fairly quickly -- even as early as the 1980s. We first saw the consolidation of jobs. Did we know what impact the digital world would have on print journalism? We might have sensed it, but it seems we looked away. Then, all those new news websites popped up. After all, we write about many different things, but it is safe to say that economics and the future is not at the top of the list. The Internet turned everything upside. Another media sale with a Georgetown connection: Allbritton Communications TV holdings’ purchase for almost $1 billion. Its chairman, Robert Allbritton lives here and wants to focus on the company’s web businesses, especially

Elsewhere, we saw the Boston Globe purchased last week for $70 million -- and a year or two ago, the sale of Newsweek and the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. So, where does that leave a hometown newspaper and website like The Georgetowner? It is nearing its 60th anniversary. It has felt that same pressures, albeit on a smaller scale. It has changed with the times -- and benefits, in part, by its hyperlocal news and influence. This week, its Downtowner website -- -- had its debut. The always exciting world of journalism is also always changing. We’ve gotten used to that. Still, changes can be personal. For Washington, D.C., and its Washington Post, this week is personal. It hit home. We salute the Graham family for its 80 years of service -- and beyond. This family knows something about newspapers and other media that we also know: you may own it, but it doesn’t belong to you alone. That’s the magic of journalism, and that’s how we feel this week.★

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or Washington to say this has been the week that changed everything would be an understatement. Arguably, the two more significant players in Washington media for decades have been the Allbrittons and the Grahams. Individually and simultaneously, they have both walked away from their legacy media – in the same week. It might be a bit extreme to say, but it is like the communist authorities in Czechoslovakia walking into the negotiations with reformers and saying, as they did, “Okay, you know what – it’s all yours. We’re done. Good luck!”

What will happen to the Washington Post is going to be fascinating. The Post faced a number of huge questions and challenges. And now it gets really interesting. New owner Jeff Bezos is playing the “nothing will change” game, but everything will change. Post publisher Katharine Weymouth may or may not step aside, as she is part of the former ownership. The Post is still struggling to unify its print, video and web personas, Now, with an internet pioneer owning it, does that help? Will the new building, wherever it is, force more than define the future? And those are only two of the most

obvious questions. If you are media watcher – you just hit the jackpot. Buckle in: Washington media just got really interesting. The Graham family did more than run and develop the Post and Washington journalism. They protected it. The Grahams along with the Sulzbergers of the New York Times were the grand families of American journalism. They have given some explanations of why they did it. Yet another question persists: what really happened? Why did they really decide to walk away? ★

The 1960s Bring Us Years of 50th Anniversaries in This Century If you read the cover story of the Downtowner on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—for which 250,000 showed up in our fair city to demonstrate for jobs, justice and freedom, among other things and to hear Martin Luther King, Jr., tell us, repeatedly and with passion, that “I have a dream”—you will see that 1963 is the year of anniversaries. For those of us who were alive back then, we must have been also unaware and too young to notice we were living in history’s stream or as Bob Dylan sings “ Ah, but I was so much older then. I’m that much younger now”, or cryptic words to that effect. Those of who can remember, commemorate—there will be lots to do, these being 50th

anniversaries: images from history in beginning Vietnam, the death of four young girls in the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Ala., the Beatles’ first number-one hit in the United States. I was in my second year of service in the U.S. Army then, far from harm in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, but always aware of the tension of world affairs—officers being called out of movie theaters, units forming up. Some things there hardly touched us, but I remember this: one of my friends was a guy named Liam O’Keefe and he would be at my wedding a year or so later, but when I remember him most, he was crying, watching the news of the death of President John F. Kennedy, shot in Dallas. The murder sent alarm bells through the PUBLISHER

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army post, but unlike anything else—besides the chill of fears that went through all of us quasi-soldier—we were heart-broken in some sense or another because of all the images, the flickering stuff out of Dallas, Cronkite’s somber voice, Oswald shot in front of us on a Sunday morning when we should have been in church, the bloody coat, the widow, John John’s salute. That’s an anniversary that’s coming up and here among the residents of our village in Georgetown, the residue of his presence remains like a cobblestone that has a place of honor, never to be removed. He was so older then in our young minds, and that much younger now.★ GRAPHIC DESIGN

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Jack Evans Report: Benefits of Soccer

BY JACK EVANS I am excited about the recently announced deal to build a soccer stadium in the District and want to explain why I think this will be good for our city. In case you haven’t seen it in the news, last month the District signed a preliminary agreement to build a “new, stateof-the-art, LEED-certified … 20,000-25,000… seat outdoor soccer stadium” that will also be used as an entertainment venue. The initial plan is for the District to swap certain government-owned property, including the Reeves Center on U Street, to put together enough property in the larger Capitol Riverfront area for a stadium. I anticipate that this deal will be controversial, as any major economic development project in the city seems to be, so I want to give you a few reasons why I anticipate supporting this project in any action that requires Council approval. First, it is important to know that the D.C. United club has agreed to pay for the actual stadium construction. At a cost of $150 million, this is a big commitment from a club whose fans have for years endured an increasingly decrepit RFK stadium – paint is peeling off the seats and the loudspeakers echo to the point that the announcers are nearly unintelligible. Secondly, the site on U Street currently occupied by government offices can be developed into a thriving mixed-use property that generates substantial revenue for the city. This property could help to fill a gap between the quickly developing U Street area and the north Dupont-Adams Morgan area while contributing to the further economic development of the corridor. Finally, the stadium area itself will be a catalyst for further development in the Capitol Riverfront area. I always tell people that we could have easily gone the way of Detroit and Baltimore in the 1990s, when people were steadily moving out of the city due to crime and government instability. Strategic economic development projects like Gallery Place and the Verizon Center, Nationals Park, and the Convention Center have all been anchors for future development that pay for themselves many times over in new tax revenue. These were 7-6 votes on the Council, and it took courage for many members to support these projects in the face of the opposition. Now, though, it’s hard to find anyone who opposed these projects, since they are all such dramatic success stories. First the businesses and law firms move into a new area, then restaurants follow, and soon you have mixed-use development including condominiums, grocery stores and retail. This is a formula that I believe will work and I will continue to advocate for these types of projects moving forward.★ Jody Kurash Stacy Notaras Murphy David Post Alison Schafer Shari Sheffield Bill Starrels INTERNS

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TOWN TOPICS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Beautification Day Once Again Public Schools will hold its ninth annual Beautification Day on Saturday August 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. DCPS needs volunteers to help clean up schools in preparation for the first day of school. Activities will include gardening and landscaping, organizing books and libraries, painting and flower planting. Volunteers are needed at nearly 100 schools city-wide. Beautification Day was established in 2005 as a citywide “spruce up” of buildings in preparation for the first day of school. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and closedtoed shoes. Be aware that your clothes might get dirty due to the nature of the tasks involved. Call (202) 719-6601 or email for any questions or concerns.

Mechie's Frozen Yogurt Opens on U St. Menchie’s opened at at 1939 12th St. NW on July 30. From August 3 to 9, the frozen yogurt shop will give away t-shirts, Menchie’s merchandise and feature a balloon artist, face painting, promotional deals, dodge balls and free servings of frozen yogurt. The new self-serve store offers arts and crafts for kids, music and indoor/outdoor seating areas where friends and family gather. Guests can choose from a variety of rotating yogurt flavors and toppings. The shop is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Washington Restaurant Week Happens Again During Washington Restaurant Week, more than 200 of Washington, D.C.’s restaurants offer 3-course lunches for $20.13 and 3-course dinners for $35.13. Cuisines include Contemporary American, Mexican, French, Mediterranean, Italian, Southern, Seafood, Spanish, California and Pan-Asian. This year, the event will run from August 19 – 25 and organizers recommend making reservations early and reading reviews and menus prior. Participating restaurants include 1789 Restaurant in Georgetown. Agora in Adams Morgan, Ardeo/Bardeo in DuPont, and Cafe du Parc downtown.

Taxicabs Given Another Month to Implement

The original deadline by which all 7,300 of the District's taxicabs are required to offer credit card payments is a month away, but installations have been going more slowly than desired. The D.C. Taxicab Commission announced in July that some cabs will get an additional month past the initial Aug. 31 date to install new credit card payment systems. The number of taxicabs with credit card machines is currently around 1,000. While some independent operators are installing their own modern taxi meters that can handle functions such as credit card payments and digital dispatches—rides booked through smartphone applications such as myTaxi and Hailo, for instance—many more are contracting with payment service providers, such as TaxiRadar, one of several companies offering to install the systems. Independent cabbies and taxi companies are still being held to the Aug. 31 deadline, but, the commission said in July that payment service providers can apply for a one-month extension on behalf of their customers. And the extension applications are due Aug. 15, meaning that taxis that are not yet signed up with a payment service provider must do so by then. If not, they will be held to the original deadline and made subject to enforcement beginning Sept. 1.

H St. Pizza Joint Closed Marvelous Pizza, a restaurant in an H Street NE strip mall that opened June 2011, was raided by FBI agents in July after its owner was accused of committing numerous types of fraud. According to an FBI affidavit, Atef Mekki Haj Hassen, a Woodbridge, Va. resident who owns the pizza shop, his brother-in-law and business partner Atef Ben Amor Amri, and five other associates "fraudulently obtained $3,000,000 through various schemes." The affidavit states that Hassen and Amri run two pizza shops called New York Pizza Factory in Annandale and Fairfax. Hassen is accused of submitting several fraudulent mortgage loan applications on which he misstated his salary at New York Pizza Company. He allegedly used fraudulent and doctored documents, including Bank of America statements, to deceive mortgage lenders. The affidavit also states Hassen falsely stated his annual earnings on credit card applications. He is also accused of perjuring himself on forms to become a naturalized citizen and lying about his marriage to an American citizen. The affidavit, dated July 25, calls for arrest warrants to be issued. However, Hassen's arrest warrant and complaint are sealed.

Nationals Park to Sell Local Beer

Marshalls Moves Into Filene’s Basement Space

Nationals fans will be able to buy local beer from 3 Stars Brewing Company, DC Brau, Port City Brewing Company and Mad Fox Brewing Company. Beers from the four local breweries are set to go on draught at a new kiosk behind Section 139. Port City founder Bill Butcher led much of the work with the Nationals to get beers made in D.C., Alexandria (Port City) and Falls Church (Mad Fox) into the stadium. The Nationals have been selling more regional beers such as Flying Dog and Dogfish Head for a few seasons, but the new brews are made far closer to the ballpark. DC Brau will feature The Public pale ale, 3 Stars’ Citra lemon peel saison, Port City’s Optimal Wit and Mad Fox’s Kölsch.

Marshalls, the discount store that sells brand name and designer fashions, is coming to 529 14th Street vacated in 2011 by Filene’s Basement. Filene’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and shuttered all stores, including three in D.C. When it opens this fall in the National Press Building, Marshalls will join T.J. Maxx. This will be Marshalls second D.C. store. The other is located in Columbia Heights at the DC USA shopping complex. Another store is also planned for the Shops at Dakota Crossing in Northeast. Marshalls offers current-season goods for men, women, teens and kids and has more than 750 conventional stores.

Restaurant Happenings Jose Garces, a Philadelphia restaurateur known for such restaurants such as Amada, Tinto, Distrito, Chifa, and Village Whiskey plans to open an Argentinian steakhouse in the Madison Hotel (1177 15th Street) early next year. The restaurant will assume space now used by The Federalist, which closed in late July. Loews Hotels & Resorts sold the property to Jamestown Realty in 2011 then recently repurchased it. Another Chop’t Creative Salad shop, will open at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue to occupy 2,468 square feet vacated by D’Acqua, the Italian restaurant that closed in 2009.


Cultural DC Buys Flashpoint Cultural DC buys Flashpoint, ensuring a permanent home for the combination black box theater, dance studio and art gallery. PN Hoffman sold the property for an undisclosed amount, paid for in part by a substantial gift from a generous donor. Cultural DC now plans to raise money for renovations to upgrade and reconfigure the space, including possibly expanding the dance space and addressing signage and access issues for patrons visiting both the studio and theater. After more than eight years in Downtown, the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (641 D Street) also purchased its 30,000-square-foot facility in May. ★

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s a community publication and local media outlet, Georgetown Media Group believes that small companies can make a big difference. We understand the importance of local and regional companies to the fabric of our country, from our culture and identity to the national job market. A small, local company is often more flexible, more personal, and frequently better tailored to the individual customer than larger, national enterprises. That said, big business is nothing to be demonized or belittled—we believe they work hand-in-hand with local enterprises to define our national economy and identity. When our country functions on a local and national level together, that is when America is functioning at its best. Martha Stewart’s American Made Workshop

is a wonderful bridge between the local and national market. Long since working as one of our country’s most beloved homemakers, Martha Stewart has made a lasting impression on our American lifestyle. From her magazine, Martha Stewart Living, to her frequent holiday specials and television appearances, she has touched the lives of millions across the country, championing an eternal American warmth that is at once intimate and all-encompassing. Her American Made Workshop gives small businesses throughout the country the opportunity to have their voices heard. From gardening to crafts, from custom-built furniture to food, technology and community organizations, these homespun enterprises are selected by Martha Stewart’s team at American Made and the public to forge ahead with the spirit of “made-in-America.” As part of the American Made Workshop’s annual Audience Choice Awards, craftsmen are free to nominate themselves and be nominated by the public. If you are a small-time creative entrepreneur, this is an opportunity to get yourself onto a national stage for a chance at $10,000 to further your business. Nominations for this year’s competition began last June, and it continues through to when the voting begins on Aug. 26. On Oct. 16 – 17, the winners will be announced at the annual American Made Workshop event in New York City. Go check out AmericanMade, and see for yourself all the

amazing enterprises around the country. From a sculpture studio in Madison, Wis. that forges custom cast-iron skillets in the shape of every state, to a Chicago-based organization that creates organic urban agricultural environments, you will be blown away by what you find. And keep an eye out for Doug Deluca with Reclaimed America, a Washington area local who uses reclaimed wood and recycled materials to create everything from heritage tables to

custom-made beds, as well as some of the nice kitchens. American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local and celebrates the handmade. This is your chance to join the editors of Martha Stewart Living at the American Made Workshop, whether you’re discovering new makers, sharing your latest local finds, or voting for the Audience Choice winner. Be a part of the movement.★

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The Auction Block

BY AR I P OS T midst a graciously mild Washington summer, we are beginning to see the first signs of autumn coming around the bend. The weather will be warm and the sun will be out for at least the next month or two, but true Washingtonians are looking for signs of fall in other ways. Announcements for major fall museum exhibits are creeping into our inboxes. Theater tickets are going on sale for upcoming shows. And, of course, the auction houses are rousing from their brief summer hibernations of sorts, preparing to kick off the holiday season with a series of not-to-bemissed auction events, featuring a variety of collections of international interest. While many are still preparing their lots, here is a peek at what’s coming from a few of our area’s major auction houses. With the New York auction houses participating in Asia Week during the week of Monday, Sept. 16, the over-arching theme feels a little like “Treasures of the East,” with a breathtaking collection of Chinese and Japanese works, as well as items from Eastern countries.



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Ivory netsuke of a recumbent kirin by Okatomo Japanese, 17th century Auction Date: September 17 Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000 Bonhams is pleased to offer the James A. Rose collection of Netsuke and Sagemono on Sept. 17 at the Madison Avenue salesroom. Netsuke are 17th century traditional Japanese miniature sculptures that doubled as small containers to store personal belongings. The sculptures evolved over time from being strictly utilitarian into objects of great artistic merit and craftsmanship. As one of America’s most dedicated and knowledgeable netsuke enthusiasts, James A. Rose, M.D., (1931–2011) was a member of the board of directors of the prominent International Netsuke Society and served for 23 years as the president of its Washington, D.C., chapter. His esteemed collection will be offered in its entirety. This mythical animal (1 7/8 in. long) shown reclining, forms a compact design, the details finely carved and stained dark, eyes inlaid in dark horn.

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Sotheby’s New York Ritual Bronze Food Vessel, “Zuo Bao Yi” Auction: September 17 Estimate: $2 - $3 million This autumn, Sotheby’s will present a dedicated sale of ten extraordinary ritual bronzes from the famed collection of Julius Eberhardt, as part of their popular Asia Week auction sales. Distinguished by their provenance, which includes A.J. Argyopoulos, the Greek Ambassador to China after World War II, as well as the legendary Shanghai dealer T.Y. King, the group is estimated to bring more than $5 million. The offering comprises works of incredible rarity and importance including the “Zuo Bao Yi” Gui, an important food vessel, Early Western Zhou Dynasty 11th-10th century BC. An additional highlight is the “Mu Xin zun”, an exceptionally beautiful wine vessel, also Early Western Zhou Dynasty. Both pieces were included in the seminal 1954 Marco Polo Seventh Centenary Exhibition in Venice.

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Doyle New York Xu Beihong (Chinese, 1895-1953) Horse Signed (ur) Seal Ink on paper, mounted on silk Imag Auction Date: September 16 Estimate: $100,000 - $200,000 Doyle New York will hold an auction of Asian Works of Art on Monday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. The auction presents the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, dating from the Neolithic Period through the 20th century. Offerings include porcelain, pottery, jade, ivories, scholar’s objects, snuff bottles, bronzes, screens, furniture and paintings. This horse painting is by artist Xu Beihong, a renowned Chinese painter from the early 20th century best known for his shuimohua (Chinese ink paintings) of horses and birds. Beihong formed a style that reflected a new modern China at the beginning of the 20th century, exhibiting his proficiency and knowledge of Western artistic technique with a stylethat expressed a native artistic expression of his homeland. ★

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Here Today – Gone Tomorrow?

BY AM OS GEL B ll Things Media’s hyper-social mediasavvy teenager got back from summer camp and did what any sentient being would today first upon returning to civilization, log into Facebook. And then she exclaimed in terror, “What have they done to my Facebook?” Yes Facebook has changed again. The asocial founder of the ultimate social connector has flipped another page. Fortunately it is all still there – even if finding it can be a bit challenging at first. So before you all rush to adjust your latest privacy settings, let All Things Media don the cloak of Cassandra and offer a larger call: “Beware the cloud!” We have been told and believe to count on that great virtual place in the sky for all that important. My wife, who believes electricity was not necessarily a good invention and argues that the loss of Wordperfect is akin to the end of the Roman Empire, may actually be onto something. Technology is great but we are too trusting and count on it too much. We scoffed at paper and books of photos we never look at – but at least we can. How many parents have boxes of videotapes. Good luck getting those transferred to anything viewable today. On that note, anybody got a zip drive All Things Media could borrow? Or if you


have a Sony Walkman put it in the time capsule – Sony this past January ceased production of tape players and now they are saying CDs were just a passing fad. Too old for you… how about firewire? Remember that one? This is not merely a wander down some nostalgia lane. Seriously, beware your memories. Do you have all your files backed up – or perhaps you have it all dependent on a third party server or a Google drive. One nice electronic blip and, “Ooops. Sorry. You backed them up right?” Our ability to gather, save and share information is unparalleled in history of bipedal sentient beings and the sources of great social benefit (and time wasting). But if you think your stuff is safe, All Things Media has two anecdotes. Recently, a website for a small company vanished. Literally vanished. It was there. Then it was not. The web service, one of the more reputable out there called Media Temple, said that the site owners must have erased the files. Not so they said, but what of the backup that had been mentioned, after all the company had counted on that as a fall back after Media Temple boasted its amazing backup service. “We backup up the erased files so there is nothing there. Don’t you have all the files somewhere else?” The website and all the content was simply gone! Or consider the bookmarking site Delicious.

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The 1963 March and King’s Speech at 50



e are coming up fast on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington celebrating that day on Aug. 28 when more than 200,000 persons converged on the city and gathered at the National Mall under the still thoughtful and watchful eyes of Abraham Lincoln, to demonstrate for justice, for civil rights, for jobs and freedom for all. The marchers—a large majority of whom were African American — came to set forth their cause and causes during the year and summer of a rising Civil Rights Movement. Among them were students and housewives, mothers and fathers, great and unknown men and women, children, artists and singers, movie stars and farmers, laborers and teachers and leaders and followers. It was a day that exploded the Civil Rights movements and its ongoing progress and history into the national consciousness in ways that had not happened before. We celebrate the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom— memorialize and remember it— because it was a great gathering, but also because it was the day that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave “the speech.” His “I Have a Dream Speech” was one that seemed to come


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at the gathered thousands in waves of poetry and power and in tidal waves of rhetoric. When he was done, it was “the speech,” which made everyone not only jump up and roar but made the nation and its president sit up and take notice. After the march and the speech, nothing was the same, although, only a little later that momentous year, four young black girls were killed in a church explosion in Birmingham, Ala. When you start thinking about the march—which will be celebrated and memorialized all over Washington [See events lists on right]—and the speech, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the multitudes and the times, paradoxes abound. In way, the march seems like this huge occasion and coming together of great numbers of people. It’s an exercise, a demonstration, to be sure, of considerable passion and anger, but also of community, and longing— the fierce longing to be a justified part of a just whole. So, viewing the past on videotapes of olden days on YouTube, there is this hum, this buzz, odd ends of sentences and callbacks from the thousands, like the scattered fragments of talk you might hear in a Robert Altman movie. To this date, many people—there might be a million or two—remember or think they

remember being there, many of them carrying a memory that is actually a wish. I wish that I’d been there, but I recall only that it brushed like a bird song on my young consciousness at the time. My hope is that I’m right in thinking that my friend and neighbor, Mickey Collins and his mom, from whom I learned a part of the story of African American life in Washington, were there. I can’t be sure, but I wish that it’s true. The Washington Post captured the epic tone of the day with its headlines—Mammoth Rally of 200,000 Jams Mall/in Solemn, Orderly Plea For Equality, the sub being “Largest Demonstration/on Civil Right Urges/ Passage of Legislation.” “No Tension, Only a Quiet sense of Purpose—A Mounting Tide…Toward Lincoln’s Temple” read a feature head. In that setting, if you watch the blurry, crackling, fuzzy videos, King emerges whole and fully realized so that he and the speech blot out the sun and the time and place so that afterward, we think of the march and the speech in the very least together, with the speech—idealistic if sadly still not prophetic—become its full-throated call to action and King emerging as the Civil Rights leader whose moral authority could not be denied. He was introduced as “America’s

moral leader”, and he challenged Americans to fulfill the dream of freedom and justice for all, calling the Declaration of Independence a promissory note which had not been fulfilled for all Americans. He extolled Lincoln for the Emancipation Proclamation but said “one hundred years later the Negro is still not free.” One critic of King’s said in admiration that the speech was an exercise in “pure rhetoric.” But its delivery was something else—a shaman’s work, a poet, full of force and a bottomless well of feeling. “I have a dream” was intoned so many times, with so many speeds, curves—feelings both deep and melancholy— that the dream swept you away. It made think that King was the center when in truth he was part of a daylong program that included many men and women, many leaders and notables and the nameless thousands. In the program of speakers and appearances and performers, his name is in the middle with no particular notice or highlight. The Rev. Patrick O’Boyle, gave the invocation. Mrs. Medgar Evers was scheduled to lead a tribute to Negro women fighters for freedom, Rosa Parks among them. Walter Reuther, the AFL-CIO union leader spoke, as did James Farmer, director of Congress of Racial Equality.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963 -- photo by Bob Adelman, courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery. Opposite page: Aerial view of marchers at Washington Monument on Aug. 28, 1963, courtesy of U.S. Information Agency.

D.C. Events and Exhibits Mark 50 Years After the March on Washington Fifty years ago, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom came to the nation’s capital in late August. Begun by A. Philip Randolph, the march headlined many working in the Civil Rights movement at that time: most famously now, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, proved most historically lasting and inspiring to Americans and millions elsewhere. The following includes some of the events planned in celebration of the march. Saturday, Aug. 10 -- 8 p.m., 1964 Independence Ave., SE, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: “Reflections of Peace: From Gandhi to King,” a free multi-cultural concert experience of sacred classical music, traditional Sri-Lankan and Indian songs, traditional hymns, and African-American gospel songs as part of the Pulse D.C. summer music concert series. Aug. 22 -- 7 p.m., the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW: On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Newseum, in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women, will host the free evening program “Covering Civil Rights: On the Front Lines.” The program will include a special appearance by Elder Bernice King, chief executive officer of the King Center and daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King. Elder King will receive the NCNW’s 2013 Leadership Award from Ingrid Saunders Jones, chairwoman of NCNW. The program also features Simeon Booker, journalist and author of “Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement.” Booker was the first black staff reporter for the Washington Post. Saturday, Aug. 24 -- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., “National Action to Realize the Dream” event to mark the 50th anniversary of “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Speakers (on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial) include: Rev. Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network; Martin Luther King, III, president of Realize the Dream; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer; and the families of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till. Also on the National Mall, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Global Freedom Festival, hosted by the King Center and the National Park Service. For more details and events, visit Sunday, Aug. 25 -- 11:30 a.m., “I Have a Dream” Gospel Brunch, the Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; with singer Denyce Graves; a reading from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and a rendition of “the Battle Hymn of the Republic.” King stayed at the Willard in August 1963; Julia Ward Howe wrote “the Battle Hymn” at the Willard Hotel. Aug. 27 -- “Conference on Civil Rights: Marching Forward By Looking Back,” the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, 535 New Jersey Ave., NW.

John Lewis, then the National Chairman for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Whitney M. Young, the director of the Urban League, and A. Philip Randolph, who led the organization for the march were all on the program. But it was King, almost without context, who became the face and more important the voice of the march. King is the current focus and subject of the National Portrait Gallery’s One Life series, the one-room but intensely focused exhibitions that have featured on such American icons as Katharine Graham and Katharine Hepburn, Walt Whitman and Elvis Presley. In “One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.”—curated by Senior Curator of Photographs Ann M. Shumard—there is only one portrait of King at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a dramatic photograph by Robert Adelman of King extolling and exhorting amid the pillars of the Lincoln Memorial. What the exhibition does is to bring to us King the whole man and leader com-

ing from his early life, his childhood, the churches where he preached, his marriage and children, or as a back-to-the-camera presence as a newly minted community leader waiting to speak in Montgomery Ala., while a thin, small Rosa Parks sat in the front row in 1955. This was King the leader and this was the Civil Rights movement starting to gain traction—shown with Ralph Abernathy riding the first integrated bus in Montgomery, Ala., after the successful boycott which had been sparked by Parks. The march photograph sits at the center in a way—it’s the before-and-after fulcrum, photographs of change and growth—a failed effort in Georgia, the moral storms and outrage of Selma, the darkness of Mississippi, Lyndon Baynes Johnson signing the Civil Rights Acts with King sitting in the second row behind Senate Democratic leaders, including Hubert Humphrey. There are artifacts— the program for the March, for instance, and instructions on where and how to park,

the two Time Magazine covers of King, the Life covers after his assassination, or a haunting, dark photograph demonstrating in Mississippi with Andrew Young under a statue of Jefferson Davis in Grenada Mississippi, the Kersh portrait, the Nobel Peace Prize won in hand. He was not alone, of course, not with the Farmers, the rivals, Malcolm X, the students and young liberals who students who went south, the Carmichaels and the walls of Jim Crow. That, too, is history and part of the march and the dream, as exemplified by the stories of student leaders of the early 1960s who fought segregation by making themselves heard in the Newseum exhibition “Make Some Noise, Students and the Civil Rights Movement.” So, on August 28, we can all honor, celebrate, remember and dream as we gather together, dreams sadly not yet fully realized, but moving, still forward, in the time of Barack Obama, remembering the march, and the speech.★

Aug. 28 -- 8 a.m., meet at 600 New Jersey Ave., NW; March for Jobs and Freedom, 50th Anniversary, beginning 9:30 a.m., walk to the Department of Labor at 200 Constitution Ave., NW, and to the Department of Justice at 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; rally on the National Mall. Exhibits for the 50th Anniversary of the March “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The March on Washington, 1963” -- National Museum of American History -- through Sept. 15. “One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.” -- National Portrait Gallery -- with photos and memorabilia through June 1, 2014. “Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement” -- the Newseum, which will also begin “Civil Rights at 50” that will update each year to match 1963, 1964 and 1965 with newspaper front pages and news images. “American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s -- the National Museum of Women in the Arts, through Nov. 10. “A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington” -- the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, opening Aug. 28.

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estled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, Sanderling Resort in Duck, N.C., presents its new multimillion dollar rebrand, spanning from ocean to sound. Since its opening in 1985, Sanderling Resort has had the comfortable feel of a family beach house, with all of the perks of a luxury getaway resort. Sanderling revamped AAA Four Diamond Left Bank, now Kimball’s Kitchen, highlighting a decadent selection of steak and fresh seafood. Kimball’s Kitchen includes a raw bar with an oyster selection among steak and seafood dishes accompanied by the full hospitality of southern sides. Kimball’s Kitchen could be called Lawrence’s as chef de cuisine John Lawrence will now be gracing the kitchen. The restored 1899 United States Lifesaving Station turned restaurant of the same name, “Lifesaving Station,” presents the renovated Lifesaving Station Deck as well as the new second floor No.5 bar, overlooking the sound.


Berryville, Virginia • $6,900,000

Classical Revival home, ca. 1834 • Perfectly proportioned • 12 1/2’ ceilings • 25’ front columns • 4 BR, 3 1/2 BA • Award winning historic renovation 1990 • Pool • Two tenant houses • Spectacular views of the Blue Ridge • 411 acres.

Tom Cammack

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Boyce, Virginia • $1,495,000

109 mountain top acres • Unbelievable western views • Hunters’ paradise • 3 bedrooms • 2 fireplaces • Gourmet kitchen • 3 car garage • Energy efficient.

Paul MacMahon

(703) 609-1905


Upperville, Virginia • $4,900,000

Panoramic views • Stone manor house • Spectacular setting • 86.81 acres • Highly protected area in prime Piedmont Hunt • Gourmet kitchen • Wonderful detail throughout • 5 BR • 4 BA • 2 half BA • 3 FP, classic pine paneled library • Tenant house • Stable • Riding ring • Heated saltwater pool • Pergola • Full house generator.

Paul MacMahon


Marshall, Virginia • $999,995

Protected location in Orange County Hunt • 5 BR with master suite on first floor • 3 1/2 BA • 2 fireplaces • Mountain views • Pool • 10 useable acres • 150 x 220 riding arena • 3 barns totaling 8-9 stalls • Run-in shed • Stone walls.

Helen MacMahon


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The brand new Lobby Bar, serving the Lobby and Patio Deck, will play host to the perfect patio accessory, a fire pit. The Sanderling Signature Cocktail “Keepers Watch” saves all from the heat of the season, available at the Livesaving Station and SandBar. With honey pecan infused Jim Beam, Bleinheim Ginger Ale, and a slash lemon and lemon wedge garnish, Sanderling goers are in for a sweet treat. Sanderling’s pool facilities received an upgrade with six new South Wing rooms situated next to the new adults-only heated Tranquility pool, a perfect grown-up getaway. Nine rooms will provide immediate access to the new Resort Family pool. There is also a heated indoor pool


Middleburg, Virginia • $3,200,000

A pastoral 5 bedroom c. 1830 farmhouse and a grand stone pavilion • Elegant but unfussy • 103 acres of open farmland • The pavilion serves as a pool house, greenhouse, banquet room, and guest quarters • The result is refined, but maintains its understated sophistication.

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at the spa for stormy beach days. Speaking of the beach, those who stay at Sanderling have private beach access with beach valet for all of their seaside needs. New to this 2013 version of Sanderling, guests have no need to leave the property to partake in water activities including surfing, jet skiing, paddle boarding and more either on the Atlantic or the Currituck Sound. Sanderling’s summer adventure package is available through September 2. Sanderling guests can stay seaside, safe and sound side without the pressures of the high season. ★


Middleburg, Virginia • $2,950,000

Gracious home with 5 BRs • Gourmet kitchen • Twostory floor-to-ceiling window display of the Blue Ridge Mountains • 3 FPs, coffered ceilings, random width rustic cherry floors • Large home office, gym, rec room, multiple porches and patios • Carriage house • Privately situated on 27 acres.

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Great opportunity for commercial C-2 building • Excellent visibility • Great parking and multiple uses allowed • Town Zoning allows for Restaurant and retail to name a few • Rare find in the historic town.

Prime location in the heart of Orange County • Surrounded by large farms • Easy access to Middleburg and The Plains • Stone & stucco cottage renovated in 2010 • 2 bedrooms • Wood floors • New kitchen with granite counters • New bath • Charming setting on just under an acre.

Middleburg, Virginia • $950,000

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The Plains, Virginia • $315,000

Paul MacMahon

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The diverse and vibrant views found at Sanderling Resort in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Active Horse training center on 148+ Acres. The facilities include 11 barns with a total of 220 stalls. Each barn has access to 2 paddocks for a total of 22 paddocks. Within the premises are tack rooms, grooms quarters, office, a vet office and 3 bay machine shop. There is a 7/8’s mile race track with a 4 stall starting gate. 3 wells service the property. Convenient to $3,900,000 Washington Dulles International Airport.

Charming 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath, stone & stucco residence on 12+ acres, completely remodeled with the finest craftmanship, in a secluded storybook setting. Surrounded by hundreds of acres in esement, with towering trees and gorgeous landscaping, Dependencies include a beautiful guest house, a carriage house with studio apartment above, a green house, spa, and run in shed in lush paddocks. $2,650,000

Private 65 Acre Estate near historic Middleburg. 3 porches add to the charm of this restored Farm House, c.1830 w/ pool and shared pond. Other features include 4 stall barn w/ guest suite, 4 bay open equipment barn and 2 bay garage. Beautiful land w/ views, creek, meadows and board fenced pastures w/ spring fed waterers. VOF and PEC Easements do allow for two additional dwellings. $2,600,000

218+ acres just outside of Marshall with wonderful views of the mountains, privacy and easy access to I-66. Great potential. Property is in a Virginia Outdoor Foudation conservation easement. $2,449,000

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Classic brick Colonial on approximately 23 acres and located just minutes from historic Middleburg. Features include high ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 5 fireplaces, library with custom book shelves, formal living and dining rooms are perfect for gatherings, and the family room boasts soaring vaulted ceilings and opens to a covered brick veranda. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Private au pair suite. $1,950,000

Stunning 18 room brick colonial beautifully sited on 13+ acres overlooking a spring fed pond and rolling countryside sOver 9,000 square feet of spectacular living space with high ceilings, gleaming wood floors, and 3 Fireplaces sHome Theatre sMirrored Fitness Room sGorgeous Paneled Library sGourmet Country Kitchen sFabulous Master Suite sRecreation Room with bar sAbsolutely every amenity in this exquisite residence! $1,650,000

Lovely 3-level custom built Colonial on 10 acres with Blue Ridge Mountain views. Home offers an Open Floor Plan, New Chef ’s Kitchen with top of the line appliances, 11' granite island, adjoining sun-filled Family Room with cathedral ceiling & double fireplace to Den. Hardwood floors on 1st level, 3 fireplaces. Finished basement with Recreation Room. 2 car garage and 4 stall stable with fenced paddocks. $1,289,000

Stunning and recent restoration by owner/designer of c.1825 Church and Meeting Hall, now leased to an Antique Shoppe and Design Center. Zoned "Commercial Village" and "Village" in the heart of Virginia's wine and horse country. Both buildings sit within the front half of the .84 Acre parcel w/the remainder in lawn w/mature trees & lovely mountain views. $998,000

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Vineyards, Salamander: Dates up to Labor Day AUGUST 10

Fox Meadow Vineyard Fox Meadow Vineyard Tour & Cellar Tasting: For $15 per person, tour the vineyard from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by tasting three of the vineyard’s unreleased wines. Fox Meadow Vineyard 3310 Freezeland Road, Linden, Va. 22642

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Willowcroft Farm Vineyards S’mores and wine at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards provides an extremely unique experience for only $12. Take part in a tasting of five wines plus a S’mores and wine pairing as you wish there were s’more days left in summer. Willowcroft Farm Vineyards 38906 Mt. Gilead Road, Leesburg, Va. 20175 DuCard Vineyards Join DuCard Vineyards for the Jazz Festival at DuCard. For only $10 in advance ($15 at the door day of), attendees can enjoy mountain streams, shaded patios, and chilled wines while listening to a full line-up of local jazz music. Children and dogs are admitted free. The Jazz Festival at DuCard donates proceeds to the George Melvin Educational Fund, providing help to students interested in jazz. DuCard Vineyards 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan (Madison County), Va. 22719


Notaviva Vineyards Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre makes its return to Notaviva Vineyards at 7 p.m. For $35 per person, plus tax, guests are treated to a BBQ dinner and “build your own” sundae dessert with a show from Stagecoach Theatre Company.

Wine from Notaviva Vineyards may be purchased by the glass or bottle. Notaviva Vineyards 13274 Sagle Road, Purcellville, Va. 20132


Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery will host its First Annual Chesapeake Crab and Wine Feast where the vineyard’s Reserve Chardonnay will be released. For $49, guests can enjoy a gourmet menu with wine & food pairing along with a live performance by Josh Burgess. Lost Creek Vineyard and Winery 43277 Spinks Ferry Road, Leesburg, Va. 20176


Breaux Vineyard Breaux Vineyard hosts the 2nd Annual BBQ & Bluegrass at Breaux in honor of the end of summer. With the exception of a $10 wine tast

ing fee, there is no admission fee to enjoy tours of the vineyard, shop craft vendors and BBQ while listening to live bluegrass music. Breaux Vineyard 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville, Va. 20132


Salamander Resort & Spa Salamander Resort & Spa makes its debut and opens to the public at noon. The opening of Salamander is a milestone for Middleburg, where it offers 168 rooms and suites, a 23,000-squarefoot spa, “treehouse” treatment rooms, and a full-service equestrian center. Special event spaces are available, including outdoor function spaces. Equinox Restaurant’s Todd Gray will serve as the culinary director of Salamander. One can tour 50 Virginia wineries within 60 minutes of the resort. Salamander Resort & Spa 100 W Washington St, Middleburg, Va. 20117 ★


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1226 36th St. NW With the ambiance of an elegant country inn, 1789 features classically based American cuisine – the finest regional game, fish and produce available. Open seven nights a week. Jackets suggested. Complimentary valet parking.


3000 K St. NW (One block from Georgetown AMC Loews Georgetown 14) Georgetown introduces Washington’s first “Dumpling Bar” featuring more than 12 varieties. Come and enjoy the new exotic Thai cuisine inspired by French cooking techniques. Bangkok Joe’s is upscale, colorful and refined. Absolutely the perfect place for lunch or dinner or just a private gathering.




3124-28 M St. NW A friendly French Bistro in the heart of historic Georgetown since 1975. Executive chef and owner Gerard Cabrol came to Washington, D.C. 32 years ago, bringing with him home recipes from southwestern France. Our specialties include our famous Poulet Bistro (tarragon rotisserie chicken), Minute steak Maitre d’Hotel (steak and pomme frit¬es), Steak Tartare, freshly pre¬pared seafood, veal, lamb and duck dishes and the best Eggs Benedict in town. In addition to varying daily specials.

1736 Wisconsin Ave. NW Come and see for yourself why Bistrot Lepic, with its classical, regional and contemporary cuisine, has been voted best bistro in D.C. by the Zagat Guide. And now with its Wine bar, you can enjoy “appeteasers”, full bar service, complimentary wine tasting every Tuesday and a new Private Room. The regular menu is always available. Open everyday. Lunch & Dinner. Now Serving Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11-3pm Reservations suggested.

1522 Wisconsin Ave. NW Captivating customers since 2003, Café Bonaparte has been dubbed the “quintessential” European café featuring award winning crepes & arguably the “best” coffee in D.C.! Other can’t miss attractions are, the famous weekend brunch every Sat. and Sun. until 3pm, our late-night weekend hours serving sweet and savory crepes until 1 a.m., Fri-Sat evenings and the alluring sounds of the Syssi & Marc jazz duo every other Wed. at 7:30pm. We look forward to calling you a “regular” soon!

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3205 K St. NW A Georgetown tradition for over 40 years, this friendly neighborhood restaurant/saloon features fresh seafood, burgers, award-winning ribs and specialty salads & sandwiches. Daily lunch & dinner specials. Late night dining (until midnight Sun.-Thu., 1am Fri.-Sat.) Champagne brunch served Sat. & Sun. until 4pm Open Mon.-Thu. 11:30am - 2am Fri.Sat. 11:30am - 3am. Sun 11am.2am. Kids’ Menu Available. Overlooking the new Georgetown Waterfront Park

One Washington Circle. NW Washington, DC 22037 Circle Bistro presents artful favorites that reflect our adventurous and sophisticated kitchen.

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Featuring Happy Hour weekdays from 5pm-7pm, live music every Saturday from 8pm-12 midnight, and an a la carte Sunday Brunch from 11:30am-2:30pm.

3236 M St. NW This animated tavern, in the heart of Georgetown, popularized saloon food and practically invented Sunday brunch. Clyde’s is the People’s Choice for bacon cheeseburgers, steaks, fresh seafood, grilled chicken salads, fresh pastas and desserts.

Open dailyfor breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW Reminiscent of the classic American Grills, Daily Grill is best known for its large portions of fresh seasonal fare including Steaks & Chops, Cobb Salad, Meatloaf and Warm Berry Cobbler. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.Visit our other locations at 18th & M Sts NW and Tysons Corner.

3251 Prospect St. NW Authentic Thai food in the heart of Georgetown. The warm atmosphere, attentive service, and variety of wines and cocktails in this contemporary establishment only add to the rich culture and authentic cuisine inspired by Thailand. With an array of authentic dishes, from Lahb Gai (spicy chicken salad) and Pad Thai, to contemporary dishes like Panang soft shell crab and papaya salad, the dynamic menu and spectacular drinks will have you coming back time and time again. HAPPY HOUR 3:30PM - 6PM

3251 Prospect St. NW Established in 1991, Peacock Cafe is a tradition in Georgetown life. The tremendous popularity of The Peacock Happy Day Brunch in Washington, D.C. is legendary. The breakfast and brunch selections offer wonderful variety and there is a new selection of fresh, spectacular desserts everyday. The Peacock Café in Georgetown, D.C. — a fabulous menu for the entire family. Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:30pm Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00am Sunday: 9:00am - 10:30pm

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1054 31st St. NW Lovers of history and seafood can always find something to tempt their palette. Overlooking the historic C&O canal, we offer fresh seafood simply prepared in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Join us for happy hour Monday – Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm featuring $1.00 oysters and half priced drinks. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:00am-3:00pm Dinner Mon-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm Complimentary Parking (202) 337-8855

1063 Wisconsin Ave., NW Filomena is a Georgetown landmark that has endured the test of time and is now celebrating 30 years. Our old-world cooking styles & recipes brought to America by the early Italian immigrants, alongside the culinary cutting edge creations of Italy’s foods of today, executed by our award winning Italian Chef. Try our spectacular Lunch buffet on Fri. & Saturdays or our Sunday Brunch, Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner.

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3000 K St. NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20007 Eclectic American cuisine, Coupled with enchanting views of the Potomac River make Sequoia a one of a kind dining experience. Offering a dynamic atmosphere featuring a mesquite wood fire grill, sensational drinks, and renowned River Bar. No matter the occasion, Sequoia will provide an unforgettable dining experience. /sequoia_dc.html

1201 F St. NW Ranked one of the most popular seafood restaurants in D.C., “this cosmopolitan” send-up of a vintage supper club that’s styled after a ‘40’s-era ocean liner is appointed with cherry wood and red leather booths, infused with a “clubby, old money” atmosphere. The menu showcases “intelligently” prepared fish dishes that “recall an earlier time of elegant” dining. What’s more, “nothing” is snobbish here. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-5pm. Dinner: Mon-Thur 5-10pm, Fri & Sat 5-11pm, Sun 5-9pm.

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(202) 347-2277

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Cocktail of the Month: Milkshakes BY J ODY K URA S H

VINCENT: Did you just order a fivedollar shake? MIA: Sure did. VINCENT: A shake? Milk and ice cream? MIA: Uh-huh. VINCENT: It costs five dollars? MIA: Yep. VINCENT: You don’t put bourbon in it or anything? WAITER: Nope. VINCENT: Just checking. ovie aficionados will recognize this conversation from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 cult favorite “Pulp Fiction.” Hit man Vincent Vega, played by John Travolta, is taking out his boss’s wife, Mia Wallace, played by Uma Thurman, for a night on the town while the big man is away. Vincent is questioning the high price of Mia’s choice of beverage. While he does later recant after sampling it, “I don’t know if that shake’s worth five dollars but it’s pretty damn good.” Well, if Vincent would have lived through the movie, he would have been able to indulge in an adult milkshake that bears his name at the Satellite Room bar near the 9:30 Club in D.C. The “Vincent Vega” is a creamy vanilla shake, spiked with Bulleit bourbon. Although Vincent may have gone into sticker shock at the $10 price tag. Yes, prices have risen since 1994. But just like the movie, the same shake can be ordered


without alcohol for only $5. Adult milkshakes have been one of the hottest trends in D.C. in recent years, a perfect havemy-dessert- and-cocktail- too treat, for the area’s scorching summers. These concoctions are basically your cherished childhood treat boozed up with liquors ranging from rum to Kahlua to crème de menthe. Ted’s Bulletin on Capital Hill started the trend. Their Baileys caramel macchiato will make you wish that Starbucks could add a lethal shot to their frappuccinos while their white Russian shake, would probably earn the approval of “the Dude.” If fruit is more your style, Ted’s offers the buzzed berry forged from raspberry schnapps and rum. In Adams Morgan, the weekend gathering hub, the Diner has four adult milkshakes on its menu. The apple bottom is creative mixture of Sailor Jerry’s rum, vanilla ice cream whipped together with apple pie. The peppermint shake combines, crème de menthe, with ice cream and crushed candy canes. But perhaps the most interesting concoction merges the adult shake trend with the “bacon in everything” craze. The bacon bourbon float takes and old-fashioned brown cow (or root beer float) spikes it with Jim Beam and tops it off with fluffy head of whipped cream covered in freshly made bacon bits. I recently indulged on the Diner’s bacon bourbon float for a late-afternoon pick-me-up. The D.C. heat index was 105 degrees. I had spent two painful hours at the dentist, and I was

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looking for something satisfying, cooling and numbing at the same time. Like so many other bacon foods, it may sound strange, but the hearty salty smoky bacon, merges well with the spice of the root beer, with the bourbon lending a sweet, oaky and powerful bite. My companion Dan Breen, a Baltimorebased artist and music promoter, gave it a thumbs up as well. The Satellite Room has the longest list in town, with ten celebrity-named ice cream elixirs. In additional the Vincent Vega, customers can say “cheers” with the Norm Peterson shake, made with Murphy’s Irish stout or an “Absolutely Fabulous” Patsy Stone made from pineapple, coconut, orange and nutmeg with Captain Morgan spiced rum. If you are looking to give your childhood treat an R-rated makeover many of these ice cream cocktails can be easily made at home with a blender, a pint of Haagen-Dazs and your favorite spirit. Get creative, or use a popular

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cocktail as a guideline. For example, for a piña colada mix together rum, pineapple juice and coconut ice cream. If you would like to replicate the Diner’s sinful treat, here is a simple formula: Add two ounces of bourbon to a parfait or pint glass. Add one large scoop of vanilla ice cream slightly softened. Fill the glass with your favorite root beer. Cover with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle generously with bacon pieces. ★


The Three ‘Fs’ of Opening a Restaurant: Fast, Fresh & Fuzu BY R AC HEL S COL A

right- and better- with Newton’s Noodles. Newton’s Noodles offers a dining experience most of us are familiar with now- a build your own bowl, with options of sides and drinks. The main dish here is Chef Friedman’s original creation: fuzu. What is fuzu? It’s like a “gourmet pad thai” that has the perfect balance of “salty and sweet with a touch of heat,” defines Freidman. Indeed, one bite of fuzu is rich in flavor and can include chicken or seafood with the vegetables and noodles. Fuzu is an appetizer on the menu at Newton’s Table and was a creation Freidman made more than ten years ago. It does combine the aforementioned flavors and highlights the inspirations and past cuisine Friedman has worked with. The name is just as original as the dish—when someone first asked Friedman what the dish was called he made the name up on the spot and it stuck. Newton’s Noodles will switch up the dish. Customers can choose from two types of noodles—gluten-free soba or buckwheat— and a variety of toppings, including different vegetables and protein options. The final choice is between two different types of sauces to top it off, one spicier than the other. Aside from the main noodle course, there will be side items such as duck confit spring rolls, tuna bites, soba noodle salad, and beef wontons. To finish it all


ennis Friedman is extremely excited about the opening of his new restaurant, and you should be too. Newton’s Noodles still has a week or two before opening day, but anyone who enjoys a delicious and reasonably priced meal should be on the edge of their seat in anticipation. Chef Friedman is no stranger to the DMV area, but also one well-traveled chef. He attended high school at Walt Whitman and continues to reside in Maryland. However, Friedman graduated from Indiana University, where he began to work part-time at a restaurant in order to make some extra cash. His love of cooking and food only grew from there, and, instead of his original plan of becoming a lawyer, Friedman took the dive into the culinary world and attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Chef Friedman worked in New York with Chef Daniel Bouloud where he learned French cuisine and trained in Hawaii with Chef Alan Wong, learning Asian fusion techniques. Experiencing all types of culinary backgrounds, Friedman was able to create his own style, displayed at his Bethesda restaurant Newton’s Table, and soon to be available in the District at Newton’s Noodles. When you talk to Friedman you can hear the passion in his voice regarding his hopes and plans for the restaurant. It has officially been in the works for only a year and a half, but Friedman feels this restaurant was always in the back of his mind and was meant to happen. “Sometimes things line up magically,” he said about finding the location in Dupont Circle and how fast plans fell into place. DC is the perfect location to test out the business in Friedman’s opinion as he explained that the District is a great combination of many types of people and will have honest results.

off, Friedman will offer several dessert options including a rum cake, recipe courtesy of his wife Patty, and a famed “pig brittle”—like peanut brittle, but with prosciutto and pecans. Food isn’t the only place where Friedman’s creativity shines. Let the chork be introduced—a patent pending utensil that is a fork on one end and chopsticks on the other. The best part? The chopsticks can be used without breaking the regular fork in half. A chork will be given with each boxed dish, which comes in a specially made, heat retaining and microwave-safe package. Newton’s Noodles will be located in Dupont, at 1129 20th Street NW. There will be a rooftop area and free wifi; the restaurant will be a seating and group friendly place— perfect for those who want to sit and enjoy their meal while getting work done, but also easy for people to drop in and grab food to go. If you swing by now before opening day, you will find a number of QR codes on the windows and doors that can be scanned and will be redeemable in the first opening week that include prizes like buy one, get one dishes. Newton’s Noodles seems to have all it’s bases covered, and has an answer to any question a customer may ask. Friedman’s enthusiasm is contagious and he is already getting franchise offers for around the country. Let’s be thankful the District gets to try Newton Noodle’s first. ★

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full of restaurants he has both worked at and owned, but Newton’s Noodles is a step away from his usual fine dining, and a step closer to casual franchising. But just because the new restaurant is a different direction doesn’t mean any less thought has gone into it. “We’re not reinventing the wheel,” the chef explains. Friedman emphasizes the idea of doing it right. Other restaurants, specifically the competition of other noodle restaurants, he explained, didn’t do it all right. Friedman read reviews, listened, created and is hoping to get it

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Rockin’ a Work-Out: Tips From a Pro I BY RACHEL SCOL A t’s August. Six months ago, some of us were making New Years resolutions to work out more, but, as we all most likely know, working out can seem like a different world. Everyone has tips and tricks, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This is why it is important to touch base with a professional. Brendan Mundorf attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, plays attack for professional lacrosse team Denver Outlaws, and is a big enthusiast of Rockin’ Refuel protein shakes. Protein shakes­­ are a semi-foreign concept to some of us who don’t stay fit for our careers. Mundorf has been playing with the Outlaws since 2006 and has games throughout the summer but still found the time to talk to us. RS: What does a daily workout include for you as a professional lacrosse player? BM: My workouts start with a dynamic warm up followed by some ladder footwork drills. Then my trainer will have some sort of agility or speed work mixed in with some strength exercises like medicine ball slams…I do two of these workouts a week and try to get two lifting workouts in as well. RS: What is muscle recovery in your own words and why is it important? BM: During a workout you tear and break down muscle tissue. In order for your body to repair and build your muscle, you must put enough protein in your body to do so. I notice when I use Rockin’ Refuel to recover after

workouts and games, I have increases in muscle and I am able to perform at a higher level the next time. If I don’t put a good source of protein in my body after a workout, I never see the benefits of my hard work. RS: Any recommendations for beginners who might have casually worked out but are trying to get serious and get in shape? BM: In order to see results, you must take your workouts to the next level. Challenge yourself and take care of your body. Drink a Refuel within 30 minutes of the end of a workout to maximize your results and keep your body

healthy. RS: And for the intermediate exercisers? BM: If you have been working out for a while and want to advance yourself, I would recommend you mix up your training and try some new types of training. If you have never used a post workout protein shake, you need to. You will be pleased with the results. RS: Do you have any summer-specific favorite meals or foods to include in a balanced diet? BM: I eat a lot of chicken. I do a lot of grilling at home and I think it is a really healthy way to eat. Any time you can get some lean

meat and a lot of fresh green vegetables, you’re doing good. I, for one, am inspired to get my act together and start drinking more protein with my workout. Remember that it’s never too late to find your workout routine, and don’t expect to be on an advanced level if you’re just beginning. Challenging yourself is smart, but hurting yourself is not. A lot of gyms offer trial memberships to test the waters, but a gym isn’t always a necessity. If you have a space to stretch, run, and have a pair of weights, you can work out. Like Mundorf said, protein shakes will enhance your workout. You have to break down your muscle in a workout before it rebuilds and you grow stronger, and protein shakes have the amino acids necessary to rebuild muscle. Mundorf’s favorite—Rockin’ Refuel—takes low-fat milk, a natural re-hydrator with nutrients needed to replenish, and enhances it with more protein (20 grams) to make a natural and delicious drink for post-workout. Milk replenishes the body with the electrolytes and carbs lost during workouts and Rockin’ Refuel harnesses and enhances this ability to create a protein shake loved by professional and collegiate athletes alike. There are several flavors and different types depending on how intense your workout was. The easily labeled bottles can be found in the milk section of your local grocer. ★

Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships BY STA CY NOTA RAS M U R P H Y DEAR STACY: I hate my job. I have hated this job for years. I am at my breaking point. The hours, the bad attitude of my coworkers, the indifference of my supervisors – I’ve pushed through this for years but now I’m over all of it. The only thing holding me back from quitting today is my wife and family. We live a very comfortable life due to my salary. I have looked for other jobs for months, but the only ones that would give me the same compensation are in my current field and would just be more of the same. I want to do something totally different – more nature-based, more flexible hours. My wife is 100 percent against this kind of change and keeps telling me that it would be too hard because we would have to downsize our house/lifestyle and the kids would be pulled from their schools. I know she’s right that it would be a big life change, but I am so unhappy and it seems like she doesn’t care at all. – Dead End Job in D.C. DEAR DEAD END: This sounds really, really difficult. I am so sorry that you feel this way and that things seem so hopeless. Ok, the empathy part is over, so brace yourself for the tough love part of this response. When someone says he has hated a job for years and adds the one thing holding him back is Wife and Family, that seems a little simplistic. Staying in a job that made you miserable and, perhaps, even clinically depressed, was your deci-

sion. People – often men – deny their feelings of sadness or inadequacy, pretending those feelings don’t exist in order to maintain a brave face throughout a really difficult time. The thing is, those feelings don’t just go away when you deny them. They metabolize in your body and become part of the way you interact with everyone, all the time. So for years, you actually have not “pushed through” anything, but rather, stockpiled your frustration and anxiety about your difficult work situation and allowed it to poison the relationships around you. Major life changes like moving houses and changing multiple kids’ schools do not come without consequences. Asking Wife to do what you did – ignore her feelings and keep a brave face – will only result in more distance between you two. It’s not that you don’t get to have a new job and a new outlook. But when things are so dire that we think the “new thing” (a.k.a. job) is the only cure, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment. The first step must be getting yourself healthy (Read: counseling, antidepressants, healthy lifestyle) and rebuilding your trust and connection with Wife (this is where you get to talk about how you feel she doesn’t care). You need her to be on your team and make the next decision together. She’s not going to go willingly – she’s protecting her family and, accordingly, her defenses are strong and tall. The repair work starts with her. ★ GMG, INC. August 7, 2013


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Freer and Sackler Galleries “Perspectives: Rina Banerjee” Through June 8, 2014 The Sackler Gallery will feature the work of Rina Banerjee (b. 1963), an Indian born artist working out of New York City, who draws on her background as a scientist and her experience as an immigrant. Her richly textured works complicate the role of objects as representations of cultures and invite viewers to share her fascination in materials, both personally and as it relates to world histories. By juxtaposing organic and plastic objects—such as combining ornate textiles and animal forms with tourist souvenirs—she concocts fairy-tale worlds that are both enticing and subtly menacing. Combining elements of collage, pop art and contemporary installation work with a keen sense for the memory effects that textures can impart, Banerjee’s vision has an explorative theatricality about it, as well as a sort of twisted, gothic whimsy. It is like the excavation of conflagrated multiculturalism, and it is a wonder to behold. Touching on themes of migration and transformation, the installation’s lengthy title likewise conveys the sense of a long journey: “A World Lost: after the original island, single land mass fractured, after populations migrated, after pollution revealed itself and as cultural locations


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once separated merged, after the splitting of Adam and Eve, Shiva and Shakti, of race black and white, of culture East and West, after animals diminished, after the seas’ corals did exterminate, after this and at last imagine all water evaporated ... this after Columbus found it we lost it imagine this.” For more information, visit

The Hirshhorn “Peter Coffin: Here and There” Through Oct. 6 Throughout his career, Peter Coffin (b. 1972); lives and works in New York) has created an unpredictable and eclectic array of works, including many that express a sense of joy and sometimes, humor. Born in Berkeley, Calif., the New York-based artist’s practice includes photography, assemblage, performance, time-based media, installations, sound art, and sculpture in many forms, often drawing inspiration from odd facts or obscure theories. To emphasize the artist’s chameleon-like virtuosity, the works in the exhibition, rather than being concentrated within one exhibition area, are installed in spaces around the Museum. Nature, science, pseudo-science, psychological displacement, urban happenstance, and “what if” brainstorms are among the myriad departure points for his pieces, but what is constant

is the undercurrent of his unique, exuberant subversiveness. For more information, visit

The Textile Museum “Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains” Through Oct. 13 Southeast Asian textiles first served as markers of ethnic identity, distinguishing neighboring communities by pattern, color and technique. Now, commercial production challenges these practices, yet the artistic wealth of these several hundred groups continues to inspire artists from around the world. “Out of Southeast Asia: Art That Sustains” explores the intersection of these rich traditions and their interpretation within contemporary art and design. Historical textile artworks from the Textile Museum’s magnificent Southeast Asian collections—including batiks from Indonesia and brocades and ikats from Laos—will be displayed alongside the work of four contemporary textile artists and designers: batik artists Nia

Freer - Sackler Fliam, Agus Ismoyo, and Vernal Bogren Swift, and weaver Carol Cassidy. All of their works originate in Southeast Asian concepts, realized in certain design elements, technical details, and philosophical underpinnings. “Out of Southeast Asia” demonstrates how contemporary artists are preserving the traditional arts even as they interpret them in new and innovative ways. As the Textile Museum prepares to move to its new location, “Out of Southeast Asia” provides a fitting visual link between the past, present and future while demonstrating the continued relevance of traditional textiles. For more information, visit ★



THEATRE The Book of Mormon. Thru Aug 18. Shear Madness. Thru Jan 31. Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The Second City Presents: America All Better!!. Thru Aug 18. Woolly Mammoth. 202-393-3939. Cat in the Hat. Thru Aug 31. Adventure Theatre MTC. 301-634-2270. A Chorus Line. Thru Sep 1. Olney Theatre. 301-924-3400. A Few Good Men. Aug 10-Sep 7. Keegan Theatre. Church Street. 703-892-0202. Sizzlin’ Summer Cabarets.Thru Aug 17. Miss Saigon. Aug 15-Sep 22. Signature Theatre.703-820-9771. Neverwhere. Aug 15-Sep 15. Rorschach Theatre. Atlas. 202-399-7993. I Do! I Do!.Thru Aug 17. American Century Theater. Gunston. 703-998-4555. Image supplied by the National Gallery of Art Film Series: Russian Cinema in Exile in the Ballets Russes Era Aug 10-18. National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215. Just as the Ballets Russes brought Russian ballet and theatrical innovations to Europe, film directors, actors, technicians, and designers driven west by the 1917 revolution and its aftermath added an enormous infusion of talent and new ideas to French and German cinema throughout the 1920s. This series explores several of the most notable films made primarily by Russians. The Art of Audrey Niffenegger Thru Nov 10. National Museum of Women in the Arts. 202-783-5000. The first major museum exhibition of visual artist and author of The Time Traveler’s Wife. In this mid-career retrospective on view June 21–Nov. 10, 2013, Niffenegger reveals a mysterious, strange and whimsical world, both real and imagined, through 239 paintings, drawings, prints and book art. Stooges Brass Band Aug 9. Artisphere. 703-875-1100. One of New Orleans’ elite brass bands. They have gained notoriety as a full-blown musical party, engaging audiences with their high-energy performances showcasing an innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds and hip-hop beats. Frampton’s Guitar Circus Featuring: Peter Frampton & B.B. King Aug 11. Wolf Trap. 703-255-1868. One of the world’s most famous rock sensations joins “the last of the great bluesman” (Telegraph) to showcase their unmatched guitar talent.

MUSIC Jazz in the Garden: Josh Bayer (jazz guitarist). Aug 9. Doc Scantlin’s Palmettos (1920s and ‘30s big band). Aug 16. National Gallery of Art. 202-737-4215. Gipsy Kings. Aug 8. Diana Ross. Aug 14. Grace Potter &TheNocturnals with Very Special Guest: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Aug 15. Josh Groban. Aug 16. ABBA - The Concert. Aug 17. Chicago. Aug 19. Pat Benatar & NielGiraldo, Cheap Trick. Aug 20. Wolf Trap. 703-255-1868. UkeFest 2013. Aug 14. Strathmore. 301-581-5100. Summer Jazz Soiree with the International Club of DC. Aug 16. Dumbarton House. 202-337-2288. Go-Go Swing: Washington D.C.’s Unstoppable Beat. Aug 16. DCAH. 202-724-5613.


Tower: Kerry James Marshall. Thru Dec 7. Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700 - 1830. Thru Dec 31. 202-737-4215. National Geographic. Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship. Thru Sep 2. A New Age of Exploration. Thru Jun 8. 202-857-7000. Museum of Women in the Arts. BiceLazzari: Signature Line. Thru Sep 22. American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960’s. Thru Nov 10. Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger. Thru Nov 10. Making her Mark: Publishers’ Bindings by Women. Thru Nov 1. 202-783-5000. The Phillips Collection. Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945. Thru Sep 1. Ellsworth Kelly Panel Paintings 2004–2009. Thru Sep 22.


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Corcoran Gallery of Art. David Levinthal: War Games. Thru Sep 1. WAR/ PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. Thru Sep 29. Selections from the Collection of Historic American Art. Thru Sep 30. NOW at the Corcoran – Ellen Harvey: The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C. Thru Oct 6. 202-639-1700. Kreeger Museum. John L. Dreyfuss’ Inventions. Thru Apr 1. 202-337-3050. National Gallery of Art. Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909 - 1929: When Art Danced with Music. Thru Oct 6. Ellsworth Kelly: Colored Paper Images. Thru Dec 1. In the


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PERFORMANCE 'A Chorus Line' Continues Its History at the Olney B Y G A RY T I S C H LE R


ou don’t see “A Chorus Line” too often anymore, certainly not in many regional theaters. “It’s not that people have forgotten it, or that it’s not a popular show,” said Christopher Youstra, associate artistic director and director of musical theater at Olney Theatre Center, where the ground-breaking, and record-breaking Broadway musical is getting a vivid staging. “It’s a very difficult thing for regional theaters to do properly, it’s a big cast, it’s physically demanding.” “The show also places some special demands on casting,” said Youstra, who’s worked at Round House Theatre and Studio Theatre and is a fixture on the Washington area theater scene. “You’re looking for triple threats—acting, singing and dancing, and especially dancing, because that’s what the show is about.” “It’s a mega show. It’s a musical about show business, specifically about all those people who went to auditions to flesh out chorus lines in musicals,” he said. “In that sense, it’s a little bit of a history piece— those kinds of splashy, big musicals with those kind of musical and dance numbers are not so much in evidence any more, and Broadway itself has changed.” It’s true enough. You don’t get much talk about the dancing in mega-hits like “The Lion King,” “Spiderman” or “The Book of Mormon.” Revivals and new stagings of the likes of “Anything Goes” only serve as reminders of what Broadway musicals used to be. The denizens of Broadway included exactly the kind of people who were essential to the legends and lore of Broadway musicals—remember the director’s admonition to the chorine who has to take the place


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of the star in “42nd Street”? “You’re going out there as a chorine, but you’re coming back a star,” he said. That was the dream of every guy and girl auditioning for the chorus. It was the late director Michael Bennett—with the help of a process that included actual interviews of actors and gypsy chorus aspirantswho turned the material—with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, lyrics by Edward Kleban and music by Marvin Hamlich—into Broadway gold. With Donna McKechnie in a star turn as Cassie, with glamorous production numbers and solos, and an often heartbreaking but always honest and gritty story line, “A Chorus Line” began with workshops and an Off-Broadway run before opening on Broadway on July 25, 1975. It was a huge success at a time when Broadway and Times Square were going through a decline. The production got 12 Tony Award nominations and won 9—and earned a Pulitzer Prize. When it was all over and said and sung, it had rung up 6,137 productions, sailing past the previous record holder, “Grease,” with ease. The run was finally surpassed by “Cats” in 1997, but it still remains the sixth longestrunning Broadway show in history. “A Chorus Line” was revived in 2006 and just recently, another revival opened in the West End of London. “The show revived Broadway, it brought people to Time Square, who, even if they couldn’t get tickets to it, went to another show,” Youstra said. “A Chorus Line” is about show business, about dancers in particular, and in that sense, the world the characters in the show occupy has changed radically. McKechnie, a gifted dancer along the lines of Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon, won a Tony award for her performance in “A Chorus Line,” but there were not too many shows calling for star dancers on the ho-

rizons, except for revivals. The age of great dancers and dance producers and directors was coming to a close at the time—there were few Gower Champions (who famously died of cancer just before the opening of “42nd Street”) or Bob Fosse of “Chicago” fame. Fosse, who had a sterling film career directing “Cabaret,” “Star 80” and “All That Jazz” equally famously died on his way to the opening of the revival of “Sweet Charity” at the National Theatre on Pennsylvania Avenue, accompanied by his ex-wife Gwen Verdon. “Sweet Charity” starred McKechnie. In the end, “A Chorus Line” is an echo of Broadway past and theater now—“What I Did for Love” is a standard, but it’s also unique to the show, just as is the “One.” Broadway musicals, and the people in them, have a life of their own, and the stories go on. Sometimes, they come back. McKechnie will add a flavor to the times, bringing her own cabaret show, “Same Place, Another Time,” to the Olney on Sept. 1. And this production of “A Chorus Line” brings with it its own lore: Nancy Lemenager, originally cast as Cassie, had to leave the show due to injury. Michelle Aravena, who had been cast as Morales and a Cassie understudy, took over, with Jessica Vaccaro, who played Morales at Paper Mill Playhouse, stepping into the role at Olney. ★

Above: The cast of Olney Theatre Center's production of "A Chorus Line." Photo by Stan Barouh Left: Michelle Aravena as Cassie in Olney Theatre Center's "A Chorus Line. Photo by Stan Barouh


Restaurant Association Power Hour

BY M ARY B IRD Restaurant Association Greater Washington held a “Power Hour” at Nellie’s Sports Bar July 29 to thank the sponsors of the 2013 RAMMY Awards. Nellie’s had garnered the Neighborhood Gathering Place award. The weather cooperated as representatives from Washington’s booming restaurant and hospitality industry gathered rooftop on an unusually pleasant mid-summer evening. RAMW President Kathy Hollinger promised brief remarks as she expressed special thanks to sponsors and volunteers and then drew chuckles with “and now a PowerPoint presentation.”★

RAMW board members Greg Casten of Tony & Joe’s and Rob Mumma of Belair Produce.

Drive, Eat With Kia at Fiola

BY KEL L EY H U D AK Kia Motors teamed up with Open Table at Fiola restaurant on July 29 for the first-ever debut of its new luxury car, the Kia Cadenza. Select guests were able take the car for a test drive and enjoy a four-course meal, prepared by chef Fabio Trabocchi, the recent recipient of the coveted RAMMY Chef of the Year award. The Kia Cadenza team will head to Boston next for the second in a series of eight showcase events.★

Fiola's executive pastry chef Kendra Grieco.

Chef Fabio Trabocchi of Fiola.

Best of Washington

BY M ARY BIR D On July 17, more than 60 of Washingtonian magazine’s 100 Very Best Restaurants offered samplings to more than 2,000 guests at the AT&T Best Of Washington party at the National Building Museum. The annual event supported the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s research to find cures for cancer of the blood. For more than 30 years, Washingtonian readers have voted for the best people, places and services in the area. Participating restaurants included Bibiana, Bourbon Steak, Central Michel Richard and Et Voila! alongside ever so many specialty cocktails, beers and wines.★ Karyn LeBlanc of Downtown DC BID, Kathy Arvis of Passion Food Hospitality and Chinyere Hubbard of Events D.C.

Queen's Toast: Pageantry, Fashion and Philanthropy PHO TOS B Y DEV ONIA S I N G LE TO N Beautiful faces and bodies took over the posh Barcode Lounge Aug. 3 for “Toast with the Queen” Reception and Fundraiser. Hosted by Mary Amons, formerly of Bravo’s Real Housewives of D.C., and business owner Souny West of W Salon, Touting itself as a collaboration of "Pageantry, Fashion and Philanthropy." the event that mixed those industries together perfectly. A portion of the ticket sales went to the non-profit, Luke’s Wings, which unites wounded warriors, veterans and heroes with their loved ones when they need them most. ★ Black Salt’s Hunter Wilson, John Arnold and Thomas Leonard.

Veronica Jeon, Mrs. West End 2013; Raquel Riley Thomas, director of Mrs. D.C. America, and Souny West, owner of W Salon.

Mrs. D.C. America 2013 Meagan Barnes and Myles Caggins of the U.S. Army.

Elaine Mazanec, John Linck of Black Restaurant Group and Charissa Benjamin.

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Mixing and Mingling at Citi Open

BY JORDAN HE L L MUT H The W Washington D.C. rooftop was the hard court on July 28, hosting WTA and ATP tennis celebrities and VIPs. The 2013 Citi Open Player Party opened the P.O.V. rooftop terrace and lounge for guests to get excited about the Citi Open tournament, which began earlier that day. Juan Martin Del Potro, the seventh-ranked player in the world, was among the hundreds of players in attendance. Mayor Vincent Gray was among D.C.-ers mixing and mingling with players. The Citi Open is a part of the Emirates Airlines U.S. Open Series, leading up to the U.S. Open.★ Melanie Oudin (WTA) on right poses with fan, Kate Robertson

K Street Kate's 7th

BY JOR D AN H EL L M U TH K Street Magazine’s Kate Michael celebrated the magazine’s seventh anniversary with a “Seventh Inning Stretch” celebration at ArtJamz in Dupont Circle. Attendees sipped Van Gogh Vodka and began painting a blank wall in the studio. When an entire wall at Art Jamz was covered with guests’ artwork, Michael’s white shirt was a blank canvas no more as everyone waited to take a turn at painting her. At this "pay what you want event" a portion of all donations benefitted the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.★

Kate Michael, founder of K Street Kate Magazine

Pink Party Benefits Children’s Inn at NIH L-R Malek Jaziri (ATP) and Farrukh Dustov (ATP)

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BY M ARY BIR D Girls battling cancer and other serious illnesses were treated to a VIP Pink Party July 27 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Georgetown, co-hosted by CharityChicks US and We Will Survive Cancer. The pampering and “all things pink” theme provided a much-needed break from medical treatments and the stress of illness. Guests enjoyed a jazz quartet, specialty cocktails and food and art lessons, overlooking the flower garden. The Inn, which received all proceeds, is a nonprofit “Place Like Home” for families with seriously ill children, who participate in ground-breaking medical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and who stay as long as needed, free of charge.★

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Amity Holton, Gayela Bynum, founder of We Will Survive Cancer, sponsor Greg Babcock and Elizabeth Kane, founder of CharityChicks US, with young guests. Photo courtesy of We Will Survive Cancer

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