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Twentythirtysomething Book Club This month, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library’s Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults, is reading Adelle Waldman’s 2013 novel, “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.” For details, visit the group’s page on Meetup.com or email erika.rydberg@ dc.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bread Soda, 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW.
Singers’ Theater of Washington Sings Verdi The Singers’ Theater of Washington presents excerpts from Verdi’s “I Lombardi,” sung in Italian with piano accompaniment, at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill in Alexandria on May 23, 24, 30 and 31. General admission is $20, $15 for students and seniors. Discounted tickets are available in advance on EventBrite. For details, visit www.SingersTheatre.com. 3606 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 8th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Festival Artists from the region show off their fine-art photography, wildfowl carvings, hand-carved decoys, oil paintings, jewelry, birdhouses, miscellaneous wood carvings and antique and collectible decoys. Bring your decoys to get free appraisals and identifications. There will also be
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Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon Sunset Celebration offers a rare opportunity to visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Visitors may tour the Mansion and enjoy 18th-century music, dancing, games and wagon rides. Wine and desserts will be available for purchase. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for ages 6-11 and free for children 5 and younger. For details, visit www.MountVernon.org. 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, Va. 55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour Many of the stables and equestrian properties of Middleburg and Upperville will open their gates to the public as part of the 55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour. The tour is self-guided with an easy-to-follow map and booklet provided with ticket purchase. Tickets are $25, free for children 12 and younger. For details, visit www. TrinityUpperville.org. Trinity Episcopal Church, 9108 John Mosby Hwy, Upperville, Va.
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Lunch Hour Yoga at the Georgetown Library Lunch Hour Yoga takes place on Tuesdays at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. To RSVP, email Erika.Rydberg@dc.gov. After the first 30 RSVPs, names will be placed on a waitlist. For details, visit www.DCLibrary.org/ georgetown. 3260 R St., NW.
Spotlight on Design: SHoP Architects Coren Sharples, AIA, presents recent work by New York-based SHoP Architects, including Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center and the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gabarone. Signed copies of the firm’s latest monograph, “SHoP: Out of Practice,” will be available for sale. Tickets are $12 for members and students and $20 for nonmembers. National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW.
Raw Oyster Cult at Gypsy Sally’s Having just performed at JazzFest, New Orleans-based Raw Oyster Cult – with Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin, Frank Bua of The Radiators, John Gros of Papa Grows Funk and others – returns to Gypsy Sally’s with a mix of NoLa groove, funk and soul. Tickets for VIP seating are $45. General admission is $25 in advance. For details, visit GypsySallys.com. 3401 K St., NW.
Tom Goss at Sixth & I Power-pop guitarist and singer-songwriter Tom Goss comes home to D.C. after his recent international tour supporting his fourth album, “Wait.” Goss’s videos, often
Evermay Chamber at Strathmore The Evermay Chamber, prized ensemble of the S&R Foundation, will venture for the first time from its stately performance space at the Evermay Mansion in Georgetown to perform in the Music Center at Strathmore. This inaugural event is part of the first Evermay Chamber Music Festival, and will feature Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. 8 p.m. Tickets $25. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda. For more information and tickets visit www.Strathmore.org.
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National Cemetery, the Civil War-era predecessor to Arlington National Cemetery, offers guided tours on Memorial Day. For details, visit www.LincolnCottage.org. President Lincoln’s Cottage, Upshur St., NW, at Rock Creek Church Rd., NW.
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NEWS Halcyon House to Make Public Debut With May 31 Awards Gala Halcyon House, which has not held a large public event since December 2011, will have its grand unveiling May 31 as the venue for S&R Foundation’s Washington Awards Gala and the future headquarters of the Halcyon Incubator. S&R Foundation’s 2013 award winners will be officially honored at the awards gala with musical performances by four of the five awardees and an imaginative pairing of their music and food by chef Eric Ziebold. Says Kate Goodall, chief operating officer of the S&R Foundation: “We’re elated to be able to offer Washington Awards Gala guests a complete creative and sensory experience, as they listen to the music of the talented awardees, watch a performance by the Washington Ballet and taste the courses thoughtfully paired to each performance by James Beard Award-winning chef Eric Ziebold. Eric is a master of his craft, and has been so generous with his time and energy to ensure the gala will be nothing short of spectacular.” Another highlight is a joint performance by the Washington Ballet and the Evermay Chamber Orchestra. This newly formed partnership will come to fruition in April 2015, when the Evermay Chamber Orchestra performs the musical score for the Washington Ballet’s staging of “Swan Lake” at the Kennedy Center. As a special treat, Sachiko Kuno, president and CEO of S&R Foundation, says, “Guests will be
treated to an exclusive first look at the future home of S&R’s Halcyon Incubator.” The historic 18th-century mansion at 3400 Prospect St., NW, was sold by the Dreyfuss family in March 2012 to the S&R Foundation and Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno, who are renovating the place. It will be the headquarters for the foundation’s programs promoting scientific and social innovation, such as the Halcyon Incubator and Illuminate. Named for the mythological halcyon bird, who lays her eggs amid days of seaside calm, Halcyon House will house a fellowship of social innovators and experimenters. The foundation has set ambitious goals. According to S&R, “the Halcyon Incubator was founded on the principle that intrepid individuals with transformative ideas can solve 21st-century challenges. … By promoting novel approaches, and solutions to 21st-century issues and challenges, the Illuminate community provides a platform for inspiring bold thought and sparking positive change in the world.” The Halcyon Incubator’s partners and advisory committee, according to the foundation, include “Georgetown University, Tandem Legal Group, WeWork and Sage Communications and will provide critical resources and mentorship for the development of social startups. See HALCYON, continued on page 6
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BUSINESS HALCYON, continued from page 5 The Halcyon Incubator program is unique in that it provides all of the elements of success for its fellows, including rent-free housing and office space, complimentary strategic, legal and public relations resources, mentorship, as well as access to a network of potential funders from all sectors, all without requiring equity in its fellows’ ventures.” “Our dynamic group of partners and advisors represents a comprehensive organizational cross section of the business, government, academic and philanthropic communities,” says Kuno. “Each of these individuals and organizations are trailblazers in their own right and will provide our fellows with unrivaled insight, mentorship, inspiration and assistance to help them build a successful foundation for their social ventures.”
Potomac Overflows Its Banks at Georgetown, Too Great Falls on the Potomac River was at flood stage May 17 and looked wilder than usual. Streams on both sides of the river broke their banks, and there were fatalities during the flood. In Georgetown, the floodgates were up at Washington Harbour over the weekend. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Potomac River at K Street in Georgetown crested around midnight May 18. On Sunday morning, the river was at 8.8 feet, 2.8 feet above flood levels.
In April 2011, the Washington Harbour floodgates were not raised during springtime flooding. Water from the Potomac flowed into the riverside complex, shutting down businesses for months. The complex was renovated and upgraded and is more popular than ever.
With Corcoran Partition, Fillmore School on 35th Street to Be Sold The Corcoran College of Art and Design’s Georgetown campus, housed at the old Fillmore School at 1801 35th St., NW, will be for sale with the transfer of the Corcoran School and its real estate to George Washington University, according to the Washington Business Journal. The oldest art gallery in Washington, D.C., the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its art school are to be divided between G.W. and the National Gallery of Art – with the university receiving the school and the real estate and the National Gallery controlling the Corcoran’s works of art. The deal between the Corcoran, the National Gallery and G.W. has been completed and awaits approval by the D.C. Superior Court. Meanwhile, the Hardy School property at the intersection of 35th and S will again be looked at by developers for conversion to condominiums. In 2010, EastBanc was in talks with the Corcoran to purchase it, but the talks broke down.
Citizens Association Awards and Elections, May 29 Mayor Vincent Gray and Councilmember Jack Evans will be the featured speakers at the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s annual awards and elections meeting on Thursday, May 29, at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW. The reception begins at 7 p.m. Following are the annual awards, as provided by CAG: The prestigious Belin Award will be presented to Bill Starrels for his expert and dedicated work in preserving the historic character of Georgetown. Walter Groszyk will be honored with the William A. Cochran Award for “exceptional efforts to protect and enhance the community’s parkland and architectural resources.” The Charles Atherton Award will be presented to Jennifer Steingasser, deputy director of the Historic Preservation Office, for “exceptional service by a dedicated public-sector pro-
fessional for outstanding work preserving and protecting historic Georgetown.” The Martin-Davidson Award to the business persons who have contributed significantly to the community will be presented to the Georgetown Business Improvement District CEO Joe Sternlieb and the entire BID staff. There will be a special appreciation award presented to Parking Officer Steven Starks for dedicated and distinguished service to the Georgetown community. Election of CAG officers and four directors will also take place at the May 29 meeting, which is the organization’s annual meeting. The slate is: Pamla Moore, president; Bob vom Eigen, vice president; Barbara Downs, secretary; John Richardson, treasurer; and directors Karen Cruse, Hazel Denton, Hannah Isles and Luca Pivato. Treasurer Bob Laycock will report on the financial condition of the organization.
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Trees for Georgetown 25th Anniversary Friends of Trees for Georgetown gathered at the spectacular Pillsbury home on O Street May 15 to celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary and honor its champion Betsy Emes with food, music and a lot of fun.
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2014 Georgetown Business Association Leadership Luncheon, Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, Washington Harbour, honoring Ron Swarthout of Georgetown Floorcoverings, which is celebrating its 60th year of business in Georgetown. Swarthout ran the business fulltime from 1967 until 2012, when his daughter Karen bought the business. Karen Swarthout Ohri is treasurer of the GBA.
Ike Behar Brings Quality Shirts, Suits to M Street BY C ORRIE DYK E
Family-owned business Ike Behar has set up shop on M Street, bringing luxury shirts, ties and suits to Georgetown. From readymade to full-out custom, the Behars know tailoring: they’ve been in the business since 1957. The company their father brought from Cuba is now under the care of the three Behar brothers, Steven, Alan and Lawrence. Ike learned his trade in a Cuban custom tailor shop before coming to the U.S. in the early 1950s. He then went off to the Korean War. When he returned, he worked for a custom shirtmaker, then convinced five others to join him in a venture that became his signature company. In 1969, Ike was introduced to a tie man named Ralph Lauren. Ike soon put Lauren in the shirt business and the two worked together until 1982. In early ’81, Ike was encouraged by his wife Regina to make a shirt with his name on it. “She’s really the founder of the brand you see today,” Alan said. The business is headquartered in Miami, where the shirt factory sits directly behind the corporate offices. Ike Behar began to fill a gap in the market for high-quality products, beginning with specialty stores around the country, the first on King Street in Charleston. Their first customer was Bergdorf Goodman, followed by Neiman Marcus. Today, they have been in Neiman’s for more than 30 years. “We’ve seen our 500 go to 100,” Alan said, referring to the small specialty stores booted out by Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade. “So we’re really going to where our customer was and is, and giving them the whole world of Ike Behar.” The entire line can be found in the Georgetown store, including Italian-made suits, made-to-measure suits from Canada and
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by Oxford. Custom shirts can be made. The store also has sport coats. A wall of colorful shirts and ties brightens the warm wood of the Georgetown store and someone is always in the front to greet you. Lawrence will be staying in D.C. to run things. “We just want them to feel at home and spend time here,” Lawrence said of the M Street store, which has a flat screen and a drink table in the back half of the shop. “One of the things our father still instills in us today is the integrity of the product and to stand for the values that were started many years ago,” Alan said. Other full-line stores are in Charleston and Chicago. Charlotte will open soon. Their smaller shop is in Saks New York and a storewithin-a-store was recently built out at Macy’s Herald Square. “The big thing for us is bringing back that small town feel and being a part of the community, Lawrence said. “We’re surrounded by big companies opening and we’re sending a message that were not all gone.”
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INS AND OUTS IN: Ann Hand of Washington, D.C., will relocate to 3236 Prospect St., NW, in June from its MacArthur Boulevard store, where it has been for years. The location seems perfectly appropriate for Ann Hand, called “the Nation’s Jeweler,” as it is across from Café Milano and Peacock Café. Hand began creating her American Collection more than 25 years ago. OUT: UTB Boutique, an adult toy store at 3147 Dumbarton St., NW, has closed as quickly as it arrived in January. The store – its name stands for “underneath the bed” – continues its online retail business. Slated to take over the space next to the Bank of America parking lots is a sandwich shop.
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LBJ’S OUTSIZED LEGACY In the rush of 50th anniversaries surrounding the historic achievements of Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, it’s easy to forget the man who created the Great Society, got the Civil Rights Act passed and reignited the never-ending battle over big and little government in the United States, which began at its inception. Johnson came to power in the midst of tragedy, as a result of the searing assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. He was sworn in on Air Force One as it left the airspace of Dallas. On the plane carrying the remains of his predecessor, Johnson raised his hand, standing next to his wife, Lady Bird, and Jacqueline Kennedy in a bloody coat, looking stunned. That image – dramatic, breathtaking, an emotional hammer, inelegant as a photograph, as bluntly wounding as a gunshot to the stomach – was part of Johnson’s legacy, part of how we remember him, every bit as much as the avalanche of government-society-people-and-America-changing legislation that he ushered in and through. It is probable that no one but Johnson could have quite continued, embraced and successfully managed to get such legislation – outlawing educational discrimination and ending for all, and in spite of its intents and purposes, the country of Separate But Equal –through both the House and the Senate, where his comrades in the South lurked with abrasive stubbornness. Johnson, who began his professional life as a poor teacher in Texas and saw firsthand the deprivations of separate but equal education, was something rare on the political scene.
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He was a politician with the ruthlessness of the breed, knotted to an empathy and compassion for those without hope. He had the will, the opportunity, to push through his belief that government – big and spending massive amounts of money – could change people’s lives. That some of the programs were imperfect, or outright failures; that those that survived are still controversial; that the Great Society is perhaps not so great, and in the very least a fluid, vulnerable enterprise: all true. That they changed the country is also a fact. We still debate expanded health care, educational curricula, the power, cost and size of government and the persistence of race, inequality and poverty. We should, at this late date, not debate the size of Lyndon Johnson: the tragedy and triumphs of his life as a human being, a man, a politician and a president. He was in many and most ways more in tune with the American spirit and its diverse populations than, say, even the charismatic Kennedys, or the Rockefellers or Reagan. He came from the populist stream of democracy all but invented by Andrew Jackson and embodied, too, in the dreaming ambitions of Lincoln. Yet he ended up dividing the country – not just over Vietnam, but over the ingredients of his great social plans and society. He died young, crushed by a heart attack and accumulated stress at the age of 64. He was a big man, an outsized, often vulgar man, who played the game of politics as ruthlessly as Machiavelli armed with an arm-twister. The man changed the world, and the way we think about each other and ourselves. Let us now praise this famous man.
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I am a West End resident and avid reader of your online website content and e-newsletters. My apologies for writing under such disheartening circumstances. But after speaking with other neighbors, I felt compelled to write your assignment desk to share our story. Long story short: the residents of West End, specifically area residents with pets have been harassed by park rangers and threatened by police with charges of trespassing around Francis Field Park located on 25th street. Words cannot express the level of frustration felt over this military style surveillance and enforcement of our local park area. The most upsetting part of this story is being personally ticketed $250 for “loitering,” while walking my dog next to Francis Charter School this past weekend. We are not criminals, nor are we acting like ones. Barry Adams
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Butler Derrick was a congressman from South Carolina. You might make some inferences from that lone, stringy fact, but with Derrick, you shouldn’t. For one thing, Derrick was a Democrat, part of the so-called “Watergate generation” that came to Congress in 1974. Which is to say that Republicans were not much in favor, and suffered a bit of an electoral backlash after Richard Nixon resigned as president in August of that year. Derrick succeeded a 13-term Democrat with the distinguished name of William Jennings Bryan Dorn. For another thing, while South Carolina was and remains a very Republican and conservative state, Derrick supported gun control legislation, in particular the “Brady Bill,” even though he was himself an NRA member. By the time he decided not to run for reelection in 1994, he was the senior House Democrat from South Carolina. He had risen to the position of chief deputy whip. When he returned to private life, he wrote periodic opinion pieces and editorials for The Georgetowner. Derrick, who died May 5 at his home in in Easley, S.C., was 77.
Time continues to fly by. We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year and the start of summer. I also passed a personal milestone on April 30: the 23rd anniversary of my election to the City Council as the representative for Ward 2. As the longest-serving councilmember, I find this annual milestone to be a good time to stop and reflect on our past achievements and future goals. The first Ward 2 councilmember was John Wilson, who took office in January 1975 and served until Dec. 31, 1990. He was sworn in Jan. 2, 1991, as chairman of the Council, which created a vacancy in Ward 2. The special election to fill the Ward 2 seat involved 15 candidates. I won the election with 2,926 votes, 360 more than Jim Zais. Bill Cochran and Clarene Martin each received 1,050 votes. It was a different time when I came on the Council. Sharon Pratt had just been elected mayor and took office in January 1991. The finances of the city were not good. Two weeks before my swearing in were the riots in Mount Pleasant. Things in the District went from bad to worse. Mayor Pratt did not have a good working relationship with Chairman Wilson and the Council. Then, in 1993, Chairman Wilson died. By 1994, the District’s finances had further deteriorated and Mayor Pratt had become very unpopular. The election in 1994 saw the return of Marion Barry as mayor. By the end of 1995, Congress had imposed a control board. As you can see, my early days were quite turbulent. However, beginning in 1996, we saw a resurgence in our city. After Anthony Williams’ election as mayor in 1998, he joined Chairman Linda Cropp, me as finance and revenue chairman and chief financial officer Natwar Gandhi to lead our city’s comeback. As I look back, I remember great challenges and great progress. Our city stands today as one of the most dynamic in the country, with strong finances and a great bond rating. I hope we continue to build on these achievements. Our financial picture is good, but we must continue to aggressively restrain our spending and practice fiscal discipline. We are always just one bad budget away from the possible return of a control board. A balanced Budget Request Act will be before the Council later this month, and I plan to provide a full budget update after passage of the Budget Support Act in early June. It has been quite a journey and one I wouldn’t trade for anything. There is still much work to be done, however, and I look forward to a great future representing the residents of Ward 2.
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Photos and Text by Jeff Malet www.maletphoto.com 1-4. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. “Fiesta Asia,” the Washington D.C. celebration of Asian culture, entered its 9th year with a street fair along Pennsylvania Ave. on May 17 that included performances by: (1) the Takao Run Band of Taiwan (2) Songspell, a 25 youth member choir from the Philippines (3) the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation of Rockville Md. (4) the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe. 5. Actress and environmentalist Daryl Hannah joined a protest against the Keystone XL pipeline on the National Mall, April 26. 6. The Washington Monument was reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 12 almost three years after closing to repair the damage from an earthquake in August of 2011. 7. Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world gathered for a memorial service on the U.S. Capitol West Lawn on May 15 climaxing National Police Week.
8. Benny (age 7) from Richmond Va. on April 26 was among the last group of fossil fans to visit Dinosaur Hall. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, which ranks as the world’s second most visited after the Louvre in Paris, has closed its popular Dinosaur Hall for an extensive remodeling that will take five years to complete.
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This distinguished Federal revival townhouse, built around 1958, was recently reimagined top to bottom by Georgetown design atelier LB Design. Inspired by the feel of a Paris apartment, the home features beautiful black French doors and windows overlooking an expansive formal garden. Replete with bluestone terrace and perennial borders, the garden has been completely redesigned by local landscape architects Fritz & Gignoux. A secret meditation bench is serenely placed under the towering magnolias along the wall of Carderock stone that defines the back of the property. LISTED FOR $2.5 MILLION TTR SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY KELLY WILLIAMS 202-588-2788
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The Dresden, c. 1909, at 2126 Connecticut Ave., NW Photography by Piers Lamb
The only two cities with more period apartment houses than the District of Columbia are Chicago and New York. Considering the District’s relative size, it is a genuine gold mine of these historic buildings. James Goode meticulously catalogued them in his great book “Best Addresses,” and while there are dozens of architecturally noteworthy buildings, the height of their golden age came at the very beginning, from 1890 to 1918. The most influential of these early buildings still standing is the Cairo at 1615 Q St., NW. Built in 1894 by gifted young architect T. Franklin Schneider, this fanciful, Moorishinspired creation was the tallest, and probably the biggest, residential building in Washington. It drew heavy criticism for its style, its size and, most of all, its height. Firemen couldn’t get near the top in case of fire and mischievous residents would drop pebbles from the roof garden to the street below, scaring the horses pulling carriages. The Cairo single-handedly brought about the 1894 building height regulations, which are in place to this day and make Washington the only major U.S. city to have kept its low skyline, a characteristic cherished by Washingtonians. Our great apartment buildings are a product of the City Beautiful Movement that emerged from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The temporary “White City” in the great exposition was filled with inspiring examples of classic Beaux-Arts architecture created by Americans fresh from the École des BeauxArts in Paris. Their devotion to classicism was complete, and visitors who saw the gleaming “city” were enchanted. Meanwhile, the McMillan Commission in Washington decided it was time to complete Pierre L’Enfant’s great plan for the city, building the grand boulevards and classic buildings that would complement the White House and the Capitol. Enter the architects fresh from Paris and Chicago, who were ready, willing and able to design the great public buildings – as well as grand apartment houses for the white-collar workers moving to Washington to fill the ranks of the expanding federal government. The makings of a real estate success story were at hand.
The list of architects and apartment buildings is truly monumental, but here are a few favorites: James G. Hill designed the Mendota and the Ontario, and T. Franklin Schneider went on to add an incredible list to his achievements, including the Iowa, the Albemarle, the Farragut, the Cecil, the Burlington, the Woodley, the Rochambeau, California House and California Court. Three of these fabulous buildings were razed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Jules de Sibour mastered Beaux-Arts techniques with the Warder (razed in 1958) and the McCormick Apartment Building, which until recently housed the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We can thank B. Stanley Simmons for the design of the Wyoming on Columbia Road and Arthur B. Heaton for the Altamont. The architectural firm of Hunter and Bell was responsible for 2029 Connecticut Ave., NW, and Albert Beers designed the Northumberland and the unique Dresden, which perfectly fits its commanding site on the corner of Kalorama Road and Connecticut Avenue. It was very fortunate that classical architecture had its renaissance at the same time that the federal government decided to promote the massive reconstruction of our city, making L’Enfant’s visionary design – of more than a century before – a stunningly beautiful reality.
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WATERFRONT - Awake to your own stunning Chesapeake sunrise! Unique, bright 1BR home can be your retreat on the Chesapeake Bay. Clean & simple 1-lvl living, open flr plan, full Bay views. EI Kit; MBR w/ dual-entry BA; deck, fenced yrd, OSP. A unique opportunity! Lili Sheeline/Chevy Chase Office 202-905-7561/202-363-9700
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This 5BR/3BA four-level end TH has a great deep fenced yard & more indoor/outdoor space than many detached houses! Bright & cheerful w/ family room off formal dining. Close to restaurants/shops. Chris Jones 202-441-7008 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400
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Live the perfect day every day in this sunlit 2BR residence. Spacious living & dining rm w/ open layout. Large Kitchen, 2 Master Suites w/en suite BRs, large custom closets &a tranquil atmosphere for relaxation. 24/7 concierge. Garage & ext storage. Adrienne Szabo/ Georgetown Office 202-445-0206/ 202-944-8400
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Seams Bursting, Hyde-Addison Moves Forward BY ALIS ON S CHA F ER Welcome to Georgetown, Hyde-Addison Elementary School – even though you’ve been here since 1907. Hyde-Addison, on the west side of Georgetown between P and O Streets, is growing too big for its buildings: Hyde for pre-kindergarteners through 2nd graders and Addison for 3rd through 5th graders. The school needs basic work to keep up with the latest ideas in teaching and learning. The first part of the project will retrofit the Hyde building to make it more accessible and enable it to accommodate more students.
The second part of the project is the construction of a media center, a gym, a cafeteria and a walkway connecting the two buildings. Dana Nerenberg, Hyde-Addison’s principal, who will be leaving at the end of the school year to be with her fiance in Oregon said, “The most important part of the renovation is to improve learning conditions for our students. We will enjoy new lighting, flooring and furnishings in every space. We are also excited to have bathrooms adjacent to every classroom. This will be convenient and preserve learning time.”
Hyde is bursting at the seams with children. Some of them are products of the general baby boom in Georgetown. (Visit any local park – they’re all swarming with little ones and their nannies.) And some of the pressure on Hyde comes from the expansion of the school’s in-boundary population and the possibility that Burleith’s kids will be added to the Hyde pool in the near future. For some time now, Hyde-Addison has been moving, slowly, through all the layers of bureaucracy that embrace – or encumber – the D.C. school system, the city itself and,
perhaps most onerous of all, Georgetown. One of the reasons Georgetown looks like, well, Georgetown, is because there are many fierce guardians keeping it that way. The one that strikes the most trepidation into the hearts of the legions of architects, engineers, planners, shopkeepers and plain ol’ rich people who populate the neighborhood is the Old Georgetown Board, whose message is simple: “My name is OGB, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” (Sorry, Percy Bysshe Shelley.) Coming before the OGB for the fifth time in April, Hyde-Addison got preliminary approval to proceed, which is a great step forward. As Hyde parent and former ANC commissioner John Lever diplomatically noted, “As with all large public efforts in Georgetown, it must go through several different review bodies.” The OGB is not the last stop for Hyde. After the project gets OGB and Commission of Fine Arts approval, the school will coordinate with the District’s Department of General Services to begin work next school year or as soon as all the permits are in place. Architectural rendering of Hyde-Addison Elementary School
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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. www.1789restaurant.com
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. www.bangkokjoes.com
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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., until 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.) Champagne brunch served Sat. & Sun. until 4 p.m. Open Mon.-Thu. 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 3 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Kids’ menu available. Overlooking the new Georgetown Waterfront Park.
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. www.clydes.com
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Don't let the beer fool you, it's a compliment to your dining experience. See what Chef Martinez has cooking for the spring! Since 1933, the warm atmosphere of Martin’s Tavern has welcomed neighbors and world travelers looking for great food, service and years of history within its walls. Fourth generation owner Billy Martin, Jr. continues the tradition of Washington’s oldest family owned restaurant. www.martinstavern.com (202)333-7370
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 every day. Lunch & Dinner. Now serving brunch Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations suggested. www.bistrotlepic.com
I-THAI RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR
I-Thai Restaurant and Sushi Bar offers a taste of authentic Thai cuisine and Thai noodle dishes, where quality is never compromised. Using only the freshest ingredients, each dish is carefully prepared by our talented house chefs. With their extensive knowledge and expertise they are able to transform each dish with the perfect blend of herbs and spices into a delightful experience with the boldest and most genuine flavors possible. Sun.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
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DAS Ethiopian 1201 28th St., NW
DAS Ethiopian offers you a cozy two story setting, with rare outside dining views and al fresco patio dining. DAS is located at the eclectically brilliant historic corner of the internationally renowned shopping district of Georgetown. A tent under which all come to feast is the very Amharic definition of DAS. From neighborhood diners, nearby students and journalists to international visitors and performers, all enjoy the casual but refined atmosphere that serves up the freshest Ethiopian dishes from local and sustainable food sources.
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Malmaison opened in June 2013 and features elegant French dining in Washington D.C.’s historic Georgetown waterfront. Housed in a majestically refurbished industrial warehouse reminiscent of NYC’s Meatpacking district, the modern restaurant, pastry shop and event lounge features the culinary talents of legendary 2 Michelin-starred French Chef Gerard Pangaud and Pastry Chef Serge Torres (Le Cirque NYC).
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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 frites), Steak Tartare, freshly pre¬pared seafood, veal, lamb and duck dishes and the best Eggs Benedict in town. In addition to varying daily specials. www.bistrofrancaisdc.com
Overlooking the historic C&O Canal, we offer fresh seafood simply prepared in a relaxed atmosphere. Outdoor dinning available. Join us for Happy Hour Mon. - Fri. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring $1 oysters and half-priced drinks. Lunch: Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING www.seacatchrestaurant.com (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. & Sat. or our Sunday Brunch, Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner.
1624 Wisconsin Ave., NW Simply Banh Mi - Vietnamese Sandwiches and More! This family-owned deli features classic and modern banh mi sandwiches, fresh spring rolls, Vietnamese iced-coffee and more. Like delicious food and saving money? Mention this ad to get 10% off. www.simplybanhmidc.com
1522 Wisconsin Ave., NW Captivating customers since 2003, Cafe 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 3 p.m. and our late night weekend hours serving sweet and savory crepes until 1 a.m. We look forward to calling you a “regular” soon! www.cafebonaparte.com
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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. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Dinner: Mon.-Thu. 5-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m.
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QSR is alive and growing in the D.C. metro area. GRK Fresh Greek is a new healthy, fast-casual concept from a partnership that is 100 percent Greek. Their first U.S. store is in New York’s financial district. It came to the attention of Nation’s Restaurant News, which included GRK in its “Breakout Brands 2014: 10 hot, emerging restaurant concepts generating excitement in the industry.” They will introduce their signature Yeero, a classic Greek marinated meat pocket in house-baked pita. (You can get a “gyro” in most Greek QSR places, but it’s actually pronounced “yeero.”) They will offer fresh yogurt imported from Greece with sweet and savory toppings, as well as their own frozen yogurt. There will be 75 seats inside plus 36 on the outdoor patio, nicely timed for their June opening in the Golden Triangle at 1140 19th St., NW. The plan is to open eight to ten stores in the DMV region. The new owners of 1819 M St., NW, are renovating the four-story building to open MPire, a fine-dining restaurant and gentlemen’s club. Joanna’s 1819 Club was the previous tenant. The restaurant is expected to fill the first level, with a bar, lounge and entertainment on the second and third levels. The fourth level is office space. A June opening is planned. D.C. airport dining continues to give us reason to arrive more than an hour early for our flight. Renowned chef/restaurateur
Robert Wiedmaier (Marcel’s, Brasserie Beck, Mussel Bar) plans to open a restaurant in DCA’s Terminal A, at the older, southern end of Reagan National. His Sugartoads Restaurant Consulting Group is planning a Provençal restaurant, with everything sourced locally and iPads for guests to order their meals and use the internet while dining. A summer 2015 opening is targeted. Wiedmaier’s new DCA restaurant will join &pizza, Taylor Gourmet, Grille District and Starbucks. Coming to Dulles (IAD) later this year: Bar Symon from Cleveland chef Michael Symon, a DC Craft Brew station, Smashburger, brb from Thompson Hospitality, District ChopHouse, Carrabba's, Chef Geoff's and &pizza. (When else can you write and &?) Macon Bistro & Larder should be open by the time you read this. Located in the Chevy Chase Arcade, it’s named for chef/ owner Tony Brown’s hometown of Macon, Ga., as well as where he learned his classic French cooking techniques, Macon, France. His chef de cuisine is Mike Matis, who previously worked at Miami’s Yardbird Southern Table. Ch-Ch-Changes: Il Canale in Georgetown is expanding into the space where Cannon Seafood Market was, next door at 1063 31st St., NW…Owners Ralph Brabham and Drew Porterfield and chef Aschara Vigsittaboot plan to relocate Beau Thai to bigger space at the Jefferson MarketPlace building, a new luxury
apartment building on 7th Street, NW, across from City Market at O. The existing location in Shaw will close when this one opens, which should be by October. They started as a carryout when they opened in 2010 and grew into a full-service restaurant. Now they’re even bigger. Just Opened: Uprising Muffin Co., a bakery and café, has opened in Shaw. It’s owned by first-time restaurateur Donnie Simpson Jr., who studied how trendy donuts and cupcakes had become, but not muffins – yet. The fast-casual spot at 1817 Seventh St., NW, offers muffins in 35 rotating flavors as well as sandwiches and salads, along with coffee and espresso drinks. He is the son of legendary WPGC (and before that, WKYS) radio personality, Donnie Simpson…U.K.-based One Group has opened its 232-seat STK steakhouse, geared in décor and menu toward women (for a change). Chef Marc Hennessey previously worked at BLT restaurants in Hong Kong as well as at upscale restaurants in Chicago and Northern California…Thai street food is the theme of Soi 38 from restaurateurs Nat Ongsangkoon & Dia Khanthongthip, which just opened in Foggy Bottom. The chef is Mitchai Pankham…Red Light, a dessertand-cocktail-focused bar that opened in the former Bar di Bari space at 1401 R St., NW, is owned and operated by Aaron Gordon, pastry chef Robert Underwood and cocktail impresarios Ari and Micah Wilder. Red Light
takes its name from that area’s former reputation. (What a long, strange road it’s been, 14th Street!) Chef Bob Kinkead has opened Campono, a more casual restaurant adjacent to his fullservice Ancora in the Watergate complex, near the Kennedy Center. Campono focuses on casual Italian food. It’s named for the town in Italy where Bob’s daughter and her family live. Campono specializes in wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas, hot and cold subs, salads and house-made gelato. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as takeout.
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Crazy-busy barbecue ace John Snedden always finds peace and restorative strength at sea. Every chance he gets during the spring and summer months, Snedden, owner of four Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company restaurants, heads with like-minded pals for the tiny town of Deale, Md., south of Annapolis. That's where the group climbs aboard a charter boat destined for the open Chesapeake Bay. With luck, he reels in a good size rockfish (also known as striped bass). "It's beautiful on the bay, relaxing," says Snedden, a Philadelphia native who opened his flagship eatery for wood-smoked meats in Glover Park in 1990. (The additional Rocklands locations are in Rockville, Alexandria and the Lyon Park section of Arlington.) "For my family, rockfish is a seasonal regional delicacy we love." And regardless of whether the stripers are biting, Snedden is at the ready with a cooler-full of his trademark sweet and spicy baby back ribs, succulent chopped pork and slow-cooked beef brisket. All three are Rocklands customer favorites. Soon there will be more room to enjoy them in Glover Park. In the weeks ahead, the location will expand into the adjoining building, formerly the site of Max's Best Ice Cream. There will be 39 additional seats, including a 16-seat communal table, and – on the kitchen
side – more space for baking cookies and seasonal fruit pies. "We can now be more familyoriented," he says. Did I mention that he's a hard-working guy, always on the go? Snedden is also coowner of Earl's Sandwiches, with two locations in Arlington (Clarendon and Ballston), where the specialty is weighty fresh-roasted turkey, beef and pork loin sandwiches. Then there’s Right Proper Brewing Company in the Shaw section of Washington. The 5,500 square-foot full-service restaurant and brewery, which opened in late 2013, offers six rotating artisanal yeast-forward brews and a menu of beer-friendly snacks and more than 20 select local cheeses. His favorite? The bright, tart and creamy ash-covered goat cheese made by Pipe Dreams Dairy in Greencastle, Pa. At home in the Palisades, John and Kim Snedden and their three teenage children divide the cooking duties. The following is their "go-to" rockfish recipe. "It's flawless, foolproof," he says. "And it's the only recipe for fish that Kim loves…when she cooks it." Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company, 2418 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-333-2558, rocklands.com
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3 leeks (white and pale green parts), thoroughly washed and sliced thinly 3 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup full-fat Greek yogurt 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 4 six-ounce or 8 three-ounce rockfish fillets 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped Parchment paper
DIRECTIONS Place the sliced leeks in a large, heavy skillet with the butter, 1/2 cup of the water and a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Cover the leeks with a circle of parchment just large enough to fit inside the skillet. Cover the skillet and simmer over medium heat, stirring
occasionally, until the leeks are tender (about 10 minutes). In a mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt and flour. Combine the mixture and the remaining 1/4 cup of water with the leeks. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper to taste and nestle them into the leeks. Simmer on low heat, covered with parchment paper and lid, until just cooked through (about 8 minutes). Serve hot, garnished with the chopped parsley.
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Return to Rehoboth Beach BY C ORRIE DYK E
Soaked in history and packed with energy, the small, seaside city of Rehoboth Beach, Del., has long been a Washington favorite for summer weekends. Just over one square mile, this coastal community is filled with charming shopping (tax free), outdoor activities, ample accommodations and perhaps one of the best dining scenes in the country for its size. Thanks to the state’s attractive tax structure, a lot of Rehoboth’s recent growth has been fueled by retirees from D.C., Philadelphia and Wilmington, and even from New Jersey and New York. These Boomers are not ready to be idle – many are starting businesses and nonprofits to serve community needs. As soon as you arrive, you will see that there is more to Rehoboth than Funland, the boardwalk, the famous pizza joints (we can’t choose), Thrashers fries and Dolle’s salt water taffy. And while the beach, where the Atlantic Ocean delivers wave after wave, is the main event, here is a quick guide for your next visit…
New restaurants on the block include Bramble and Brine, which opened in October to rave reviews and multiple awards. The popular Fins Ale House and Raw Bar opened a second location on Coastal Highway. James Beard-nominated chefowner Hari Cameron serves up artistic dishes at his restaurant a(MUSE.), which offers several tasting menus. Bistro and wine bar Nage turns 10 over Memorial Day weekend. Extending the restaurant’s tradition of bringing in new and upcoming chefs, a new chef and sous chef will be joining the Nage team, headed by owner Josh Grapski. “We’ve continued to grow every year and continue to get better and better,” says Grapski. “It’s a fun, steady project.” Also on Grapski’s plate is Root Gourmet, a takeout deli next door to Nage, and Big Chill Surf Cantina, a Southern California-inspired beach bar on Coastal Highway. “I can’t think of another 10,000-person population that has as much culinary ability and talent as what’s going on in Rehoboth and Lewes,” Grapski notes proudly. A long-time favorite is the Blue Moon Restaurant on Baltimore Avenue. It is part of Rehoboth’s vibrant and influential gay community, which has ties to D.C. as well. Another favorite, on Coastal Highway, is Bin 66, known for its great wine selection and popular tastings every Friday and Saturday evening. More information on Rehoboth’s dining scene can be found at RehobothFoodie.com
Eat Known as the Culinary Coast, southern Delaware is quickly gaining attention for the restaurants in Rehoboth and neighboring Lewes Beach. From upscale dining to the craft brewpubs, there is something for everyone and much to be enjoyed. In addition to the popular Eating Rehoboth, a three-hour walking and tasting tour, the town’s 9th Annual Restaurant Week is June 1-6. Proof that these two events are not enough to satisfy the truly foodie town, a friendly chef “throwdown” will take place at the Rehoboth Convention Center on June 12 during the Top Chef of the Culinary Coast competition. Chefs from a number of the area’s best restaurants will be competing for the title, including Bramble and Brine, Nage, Salt Air and Touch of Italy, all
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recently named to the “Eight Hottest Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach” list by Zagat. The remaining four were a(MUSE.), Cultured Pearl, Eden and Henlopen City Oyster House.
Along the mile-long stretch of beach are a number of watersport activities, including stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), wind surfing and kayaking. Learn to surf with lessons from Liquid Surf Shop. DelMarVa Board Sport Adventures offers rentals of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and windsurfing gear, as well
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as lessons and SUP fitness and yoga classes. Spend a few hours like a local surf fishing at popular spots such as Tower Road, 3R’s Road, the area just north of Indian River Inlet, Cape Henlopen Point, Haven Road and the Navy Jetty area within Cape Henlopen State Park. Miles of trails for both hiking and biking link Rehoboth to
neighboring beaches and parks. The newly completed Gordon’s Pond Trail links Cape Henlopen State Park to Gordon’s Pond and connects with the existing Junction and Breakwater Trail. This year marks the 50th anniversary of both Cape Henlopen State Park and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, which travels 17 miles on an 85-minute cruise between New Jersey and Delaware.
Passing historic lighthouses and harbors, the ferry connects points such as Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Ocean City and the rest of the Jersey Shore with Rehoboth and other southern Delaware beaches. The Cape Water Taxi Tours provide residents and visitors of Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey and Long Neck (Millsboro) a hassle- and traffic-free way to travel up and down the coast and within the inland waterways. Different types of tours, from taxi services to historic tours, are available. The tours are also picnicand alcohol-friendly.
Stay From boardwalk hotels to charming bed-and-breakfasts – not to mention rentals by the week – there are many options to stay over in Rehoboth. New hotels to the area include The Dogfish Inn, located in the previous Vesuvio Motel overlooking the harbor in downtown Lewes. Dogfish Head Brewery owners Sam and Mariah Calagione opened the inn next to their popular brewpub. The Bellmoor Inn and Spa seaside resort features quaint cottage décor with full-service day spa amenities. At Melissa’s is the only completely gluten-free B&B in Rehoboth Beach. The new oceanfront saltwater pool and Sandcrab beach bar at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center both overlook the boardwalk. In addition, the property’s Atlantic Boardwalk Grille is introducing new menus.
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Ten Years for Tetreault at Ford’s Theatre BY G ARY T ISCHL ER
When Ford’s Theatre’s co-production with Signature Theatre of “Hello Dolly!” won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Musical (a tie with Olney’s “A Chorus Line”), it was a sweet moment of validation for Ford’s Director Paul Tetreault. “Actually, this was the first award Ford’s had received as an organization, and that was a really amazing moment for us,” said Tetreault, who is in the midst of his 10th anniversary as director of the historic theater. “Imagine that. We’d gotten individual awards for acting and such, but never a production award in the history of Ford’s.” The award was significant because it showed that Tetreault had not only kept Ford’s status as a popular (and money-making) theater with a historic mission, but elevated it to the status of a theater respected for its productions and unique vision. Signature Theatre’s artistic director Eric Shaeffer shared in the award for the remounting of Jerry Herman’s hugely popular musical, which originally starred Carol Channing. The “Hello Dolly!” co-production also featured a cast filled with local actors, including Ed Gero, who for the last several seasons has played Scrooge in Ford’s annual holiday show, “A Christmas Carol.” “That was gratifying. Everything about the production and the result was certainly an achievement for both organizations,” Tetreault said. “Eric and I had worked together before with the ground-up production of the musical of ‘Meet John Doe,’ so it seemed natural for us to do so again. And I think this kind of cooperative effort is beneficial to Washington theater.” Still, the award had its bittersweet aspects. Tetreault had high hopes for the season-opening production of “The Laramie Project,” the emotionally charged, realistic and inventive play about America’s reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew
Shepard and its aftermath. “The Laramie Project,” by Moisés Kaufman and the Teutonic Theater Company, was scheduled to open during the infamous government shutdown. Because Ford’s Theatre is a National Historic Site, the theater was also shut down, and with it the opening production. “Woolly Mammoth offered us a space, and we staged a production for the media, without the usual theatrical bells and whistles of lights, sets and so on. The sparseness was emotionally powerful, as were the productions we did free to the public at a church.” The shutdown ended soon after. It’s fair to say that Tetreault’s tenure so far has had its challenges – not forgetting the shutdown, but also remembering the conditions that prevailed when he first came here and took over the reins. Those reins had been held for 35 years by the legendary Frankie Hewitt, who had succumbed to cancer. Tetreault arrived after an administrative career that included stints at Madison Square Garden and the Circle Repertory Company in New York and the Berkeley Repertory in California. He was managing director of the famed Alley Theatre in Houston, where he and artistic director Gregory Boyd produced over 100 plays and won the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Tetreault didn’t lack for a resume or a vision, but the Ford’s job was still somewhat daunting. “Frankie, you have to give her all the credit in the world, she was the mainstay of the theater and gave it energy and life. She was a legend, a major Washington figure, and that sort of thing is a challenge for anybody coming in,” he said, adding: “I like to think like an outsider in some ways, to see myself that way.” In Washington and beyond, Ford’s Theatre has a unique niche. As the place where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, it’s a shrine
to Lincoln and his ideas and ideals, complete with the presidential box where he watched “Our American Cousin.” “It’s an American theater, a certain kind of place that exists not only as theater but in the public imagination,” he said. “So, there’s some things you can’t do.” What Tetreault has done is to create a kind of theater of Americana, not in the cliché sense, but with productions that strike the themes of American inclusion: race, opportunity, outsiders and their dreams. And he kept the theater in the public eye when it lost a little more than a season during major renovations. The Lincoln plays that have been done – and a commissioned work about Mary Todd Lincoln that’s on the agenda for 2014-2015 – have been remarkably good theater, from the musical “The Civil War” to “The Heavens Are Hung in Black” and “The Rivalry.” Standout productions have included the powerful musical “Parade” about the lynching of Leo Frank, a controversial production of “Our Town” and “Black Pearl Sings,” as well as “Meet John Doe,” the musical based on populist director Frank Capra’s common-man hit. “I’d still like to see that show again, to keep it alive,” said Tetreault.
Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault. Photo by Scott Suchman.
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At the Phillips: “Made in the USA” BY ARI POS T American art before 1950 is all but omitted from the Western canon. Often perceived as an obscure assortment of simple landscape painters and winsome expatriates of voracious appetite and meager consequence, there was little recognition for American artists until the immigration of European progressives fleeing the Second World War. It reads in the history books as if one day a roiling storm of artistic breakthroughs blew across the Atlantic and began raining artistic innovations along the eastern seaboard. Undergirding the breakout of Abstract Expressionism – and America’s ensuing artistic prominence – is a clear debt to centuries of European progress. However, frequently misunderstood and typically neglected are the late 19th- and early 20th-century regional artists who helped mold and prepare the American artistic landscape. One of the major champions of these artists was Duncan Phillips (1886-1966). When he opened the eponymous Phillips Collection in 1921, it was this country’s first institution dedicated to modern art. He made it his legacy to acquire and preserve works by living American artists, ultimately amassing some 1,400 paintings and sculptures that have helped define our modern cultural identity. After touring the world for the past four years, the full breadth of Phillips’s American collection is back on display with “Made in the USA,” the most comprehensive installation of these works in the museum’s history.
“Phillips was determined to lift American art out of obscurity,” says Sue Frank, associate curator at The Phillips Collection and editor of the exhibition catalogue. “He believed artists in this country were connected to continuing identities and traditions. He was interested in how the present is connected to the past, in finding man’s place in nature and the cosmos.” From the outset, Phillips’s evolution as a collector was determinedly progressive. (Be advised: Now would be a good time to have Google at hand). The first floor exhibits his earliest acquisitions, American Impressionist and regionalist painters such as Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast and John Henry Twachtman, as well as the revered early masters William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins and James McNeill Whistler. These works, while quite fine, reflect the fashionable American tastes of the time: atmospheric landscapes, portraiture, provincial city scenes and windswept Americana. But even among these early acquisitions, Phillips foreshadows his developing interest in experimental and conceptually challenging artworks. The most astonishing paintings in this part of the exhibition are two landscapes: Marsden Hartley’s “Mountain Lake – Autumn” and John Marin’s “Weehawken Sequence, No. 30.” These scenes of explosive shape and color border on pure abstraction, exuding a euphoric wildness and giving themselves over almost entirely to the arena of paint.
On the second floor, all proverbial hell breaks loose in the form of a seismic shift into early American abstraction. Consuming a number of walls are the expansive, crackling landscapes of Augustus Vincent Tack, considered by Phillips the first American painter to be influenced by Far Eastern art. Sunset and floral paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe accompany surging watercolors by Marin and the proto-Surrealist forest scenes of Charles Burchfield, all of which reveal a sheer creative force beyond any straight-lined observational painting. The artist who dominates this floor, however, is Arthur Dove. Revered today as an artist’s artist, Dove came early to the attention of Phillips, and in a transformative way. “Phillips always said it was the work of Arthur Dove that really flung open the doors for him,” says Frank. “He could understand, looking at Dove’s work, how paintings didn’t need narrative or metaphor to be successful.” Dove’s unhinged landscapes and ethereal skies defy previous notions of representation. The paintings “Golden Storm” and “Me and the Moon” are simply haunting. On the third floor, this parade of artistic development culminates. From Pollock and Rothko to Calder and de Kooning, from a rare Philip Guston to a pair of remarkable Richard Diebenkorns, the congregation of jaw-dropping masterworks is dizzying. Here one glimpses how Phillips’s vision of a great American artis-
tic legacy vaulted into the cultural stratosphere. “In 1954,” says Frank, “Phillips wrote that he was still excited about what was happening in contemporary art, that he still had enthusiasm for going to New York galleries. He was in his seventies when he decided to build an addition to this museum to house his ever-growing collection. He remained engaged until the very end.” This is simply one of the great collections of American art, and “Made in America” is simply an exhibition that revels in its grandeur. Washington has its prized collection back within its borders. What more could we ask for? Go see the work and reclaim it as our own. “Made in the USA” is on view at the Phillips Collection through Aug. 31. For more information, visit www.phillipscollection.org.
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Washington Performing Arts Gala Singer/songwriter Vusi Mahlasela, known as “The Voice” of South Africa, was flown in to headline the Washington Performing Arts 2014 Gala and Auction at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on May 10, the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President of South Africa. Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool and Mrs. Rosieda Shabodien served as Diplomatic Chairs. The ambassador hailed the organization’s Embassy Adoption Program which teaches D.C. public school students about other cultures. The live auction raised about $135,000 for scholarships to summer camps featuring Children of the Gospel, Step Afrika and Capital Jazz.★ PHOTOS BY CHRIS BURCH PHOTOGRAPHY
Don, Rhona, Hallie and Joel Friedman, Washington Performing Arts President and CEO Jenny Bilfield
Cora Masters, Washington Performing Arts Board Chair Reggie Van Lee and Reem Sadik
South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela and Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir
May 29 Cuisine des Artistes 25th Anniversary Gala Bruce Kogod will be honored at this not-to-bemissed event, at which gastronomical, visual, theatrical and literary artists will join forces to create a feast for the senses. For details, visit www.dcartscenter.org. Meridian House, 1630 Crescent Pl., NW. May 31 The S&R Foundation Washington Gala & Awards Ceremony The S&R Foundation’s 2014 Washington Gala & Awards Ceremony marks the public debut for the newly renovated Halcyon House in Georgetown. Proceeds benefit the S&R Foundation in its mission to support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts and sciences. For details, visit www.sandr.org. Halcyon House, 3400 Prospect St., NW.
Charlotte Cameron, Martin and Donna Ritter and April Georgelas
June 1 Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala This festive annual event features red-carpet arrivals and a performance in the historic theatre. Stars of stage, screen and the political scene make appearances as the Ford’s Theatre Society awards its Lincoln Medal to individuals whose character and accomplishments reflect Lincoln’s legacy of leadership, service, humanity, eloquence and vision. For details, visit www.fords.org. Ford’s Theatre, 511 Tenth St., NW.
June 11 NewsBabes Bash DC NewsBabes, the breast cancer charity founded in 2008 by Washington-area anchorwomen, will present its Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer on June 11 at the Powerhouse. Supporters, survivors, politicos and friends will come together to help raise awareness of breast cancer and funds for this year’s beneficiary, Survivors Offering Support (SOS). For details, visit www.dcnewsbabes.org. The Powerhouse, 3255 Grace St., NW.
June 7 The Opera Ball Washington National Opera’s largest annual fundraiser, the Ball – featuring dessert, dancing and performances – follows intimate blacktie dinners hosted by Ambassadors around the city. For details, visit www.kennedy-center.org/ wno. The Residence of the Japanese Ambassador.
June 14 27th Annual Bark Ball The only black-tie event for Washington’s movers and shakers to which they can bring their canine companions as their dates, the Bark Ball, benefiting the Washington Humane Society, draws many of the area’s most illustrious residents and their four-legged friends. For details, visit support.washhumane.org. Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW.
June 22 The RAMMY Awards and Gala The RAMMY Awards Gala, a fundraiser for the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, brings together esteemed hospitality leaders for a special evening devoted to honoring excellence in our restaurant and food service community. For details, visit www.ramw. org/rammys. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl., NW. August 17 2014 WACA Gala Join the Washington Area Concierges Association for “A Night in Nashville,” welcoming back Amy Wilcox for a live performance. Also at this year’s gala: a Chinese auction, raffle prizes and food catered by The Hamilton. Country and Western attire. For details, visit www.wacagala. com. The Hamilton, 600 14th St., NW.
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‘Voices Against Violence’ Salutes Adrienne Arsht The D.C.Volunteer Lawyers Project -- which works to protect women, litigate for them and get them out of domestic violence situations -- saluted its main benefactor, Adrienne Arsht, at the Japanese ambassdor’s residence May 15. Arsht rounded out her contributions to DCVLP by completing her donation to $1 million and said the group “stands up against evil.” Georgetowner Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of “Crazy Love,” spoke of the benefits of women “having an advocate” in a city with more lawyers per capita than any other. Also, at hand was supporter, Vice President Joe Biden, who gave an impassioned speech against men who abuse women -- “the worst sin” -- and told the group it was “a lifeline.”
A Celebration of Caring
The Washington Home & Community Hospices celebrated its 125th anniversary Italian style on April 26 at “Celebrazione della Cura” held at the Embassy of Italy. Board chair Sharon Casey welcomed guests and introduced CEO Tim Cox who said at 125 years, “We look really good and are going strong.” Many diplomats and local leaders enjoyed Design Cuisine’s tastes of Italy. Instead of the now familiar auction format, the evening featured an Italian market with unique items from Neó Shop, Rome; DePandi, D& M Design and Paul’s Wine & Spirits among other temptations. The net proceeds of purchases will provide much need funds to assist the aging and terminally ill.
Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae and Nobuko Sasae with honoree Adrienne Arsht.
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Tim Cox, Sharon Casey and Laura Bisogniero. PHOTOS BY NESHAN H. NALTCHAYAN
Leslie Morgan Steiner
Nancy Taylor Bubes, Vice President Joe Biden and Kathleen Biden.
Asian Republican Coalition Launches at Newseum
Nearly 200 well-wishers gathered at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue May 6 to help the Asian Republican Coalition celebrate its inaugural kick-off. Speakers included John Ying, ARC chairman, Tom Britt, ARC vice chairman, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. ARC, it states, “is comprised of individuals of Asian ancestry, mixed ethnic heritage and those vested in the Asian community through family or close personal relationships, business, education or other cultural reasons.”
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Members of the ARC team: Kara Guglielmo, Ally Schmeiser, Lindsey Drath and Anna Ready.
Tom Britt, ARC vice chairman, John Ying, ARC chairman, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
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Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
Phillips Gala Fetes Founder, ‘Made in the USA’ The Phillips Collection held its classy and splashy gala May 16 at the Dupont Circle landmark for its show, “Made in the USA: American Masters from the Phillips Collection, 1850-1970,” and to recall the vision of its founder, Duncan Phillips. After dinner amid the artwork and a slew of art lovers, influencers, politicians and business persons, the after party moved to Anderson House for all to let their hair down. The gala raised more than $750,000 for the art gallery.
Senior Center Revels in Spring at Historic Home The Georgetown Senior Center -- which meets three times a week at St. John’s for lunch as well as social and educational programs -- held its spring fundraiser May 1 at the 35th Street home of Penny Farthing and Andrew Miller. Attendees enjoyed food and drinks in the elegant, historic house and talked of Georgetown history and the house itself being used in films, such as “The Pelican Brief.” Old- and new-comers are always welcome at the center.★ PHOTOS BY ROBERT DEVANEY
Sally and Mark Ein. (Sally is also wearing a Reed Krakoff design.) Photo by Robert Devaney
Kristin Cecchi, Connie Roberts and Jane Markovic.
Gala chairs Mariella Trager and Michael Trager. (Mariella outfitted by Reed Krakoff, one of the gala honorees.) Photo by Erin Schaff
Gala co-chairs Janelle and Larry Duncan. Photo by Erin Schaff
Maroon Exhibit at Artist’s Proof
Photographer Fred Maroon was -- and remains -- well known throughout Washington and was a friend of The Georgetowner. He allowed the newspaper to use his spectacular images from time to time. The newspaper ran his photos, did features on him, especially a 1999 cover story. Maroon’s widow Suzy Maroon and sons Paul and Marc were at a May 15 reception for the Artists’ Proof exhibit, “Far Out Fashions: An Exhibition of Fashion Photography by the Late Fred J. Maroon,” which runs through June 1. ★ PHOTO BY ROBERT DEVANEY
Jeff Jones and Jayne Plank.
At the opening reception for the Fred Maroon show: Paul, Suzy and Marc Maroon.
★ Check out more social scene photos at www.georgetowner.com ★ ★ Embassy Chef Challenge ★ Tickled Pink: Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic ★ Washington Animal Rescue League Gala ★ GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Night of the Stars ★ Partners for the Arts’s First Anniversary
Wendy Erlanger, Robin Jones and Jorge Bernardo.
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