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SEPTEMBER 2012 SPECIALFEATURE

HOLLYWOODONTHEPOTOMAC Campaigning for Congress Turns Comic ................... 

Covenant House's "An Evening of Stars" .............. 

Washington Kastles Charity Kick-off .........................



Reception for playwright Larry Kramer ..................

Silver Docs Film Festival ........................................

AROUNDTOWNAuthors and Causes ................ 

CHARITYSPOTLIGHT Pam Shriver on the Junior Tennis Champions Center ....................................

National's Dream Gala..........................................

Junior Tennis Champions Benefit .........................

USAgainstAlzheimer's "No Gala" Gala .................. 

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CAUSECELEB Sharon Stone Speaks................

Choral Arts Legacy Celebration.............................. 

INSIDER'SGUIDE ..................................... THEDISH On the Burner...............................

EMBASSYROWSmall Countries Shine .................

OVERTHEMOONSummer in Saratoga Springs . 

The British Embassy's Olympic Reception..............

RAMMY Awards Gala ....................................



SOCIALCALENDAR September events. ..........

Ertegün Jazz Series ......................................... 

City Year Idealism in Action Gala ........................ 

Fado Concert at the Embassy of Portugal ............... 

East Bali Poverty Project's "Beat the Heat" Benefit... 

Tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard ......................... 

NVTC Hot Ticket Party .................................

LIFESTYLES

WPAS Spring Gala..........................................

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EDITOR'SLETTER ................................ 

LIFEOFTHEPARTY WNO's Opera Ball.............................................. Ford's Theatre Gala...............................................

FASHIONEDITORIALA Gilded Age ...........  PEN/Faulkner Awards.......................................... GLITTERATIBrightly Hued Bliss ...................  Children's National Black & White Ball .................. TRENDREPORTBlack Is Back ................... Foundation for Art & Preservation in Embassies Dinner .  HOTELWATCHNorth Carolina's serene Phillips Collection Gala ...................................  Sanderling Resort .......................................... Youth Orchestra of America's Anniversary Celebration....

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POLLYWOOD Chelsea Clinton on women's "vital voices" ..... 

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Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards

EVENTSPOTLIGHTJack Davies on CharityWorks' 100 Point Wine Tasting ...................................... 

Alyse Nelson's Book Party ......... 

CharityWorks' 100 Point Wine Tasting Dinner ............

Leadership of Greater Washington Charitable Cuisine................................................  Awards .....................  The National Gallery's Miró Opening .......................

"Welcome Home Tony Award" Reception ............... 

National Geographic's Evening of Exploration .......... 

Parties! Parties! Parties! ..................................  Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Picnic.........

HOMELIFE INSIDEHOMES A look inside Russ and Norma Ramsey's McLean residence ................................

OPENHOUSE Change in Season .....................

REALESTATENEWS Venerable Venues ........... HISTORICALLANDSCAPES Washington's iconic Madison Hotel ...............................................

MYWASHINGTON George Stevens Jr. reveals his favorite places in Washington. ..............................

ONTHECOVERMeridian's White-Meyer Dinner Co-Chairwoman Loran Aiken and Ball & Global Leader Summit Chairwoman Sydney McNiff Johnson from our Balls & Galas Directory (Photo by Tony Powell) ABOVE"A Gilded Age" fashion editorial (Photo by Len DePas) (complete crew and shopping credits inside) ; Kate Fisher and Erin Kruse at the Ford's Theatre Gala (Photo by Tony Powell); Diane von Furstenberg, Alyse Nelson, Chelsea Clinton, Melanne Verveer and Tina Brown at the 2012 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards (Photo by Tony Powell); Ann Nitze, Dame Jillian Sackler and Susan Pillsbury for WL's Balls & Galas Directory (Photo by Tony Powell); John Harwood and Giovanna Gay at the British Embassy’s celebration for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games (Photo by Kyle Samperton); AT LEFT: MIU MIU glitter-finished suede Mary Jane pumps ($690), www.NET-A-PORTER.com.

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lack-tie attire is de rigueur during the fall social season in the nation’s capital, which begins right after Labor Day and lasts until just before Christmas. From effortless old-school affairs to over-the-top extravaganzas, Washington’s partygoers have a full calendar of engagements from which to choose. We gathered event chairmen at the historic Jefferson Hotel, where photographer Tony Powell captured the philanthropic faces behind many worthy local, national and international causes. Our mission to prepare our readers for the most important events throughout the upcoming year happily culminates in our annual Balls & Galas Directory, which serves as your essential guide to the Washington area’s major philanthropic gatherings, including such Washington Lifesponsored events as the Choral Arts Society Gala, CharityWorks “Midnight at the Oasis” 2012 Dream Ball, the Meridian Ball, “Honoring the Promise” to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference” Gala, After Dark at THEARC and the Human Rights Campaign’s “Make Equality Count” Dinner. While savoring thoughts of so many glamorous evenings that lie ahead, we are proud to note this month’s coverage of important past events celebrating education and the richness of the arts. Among them were the enchanting Opera Ball at the United Arab Emirates Embassy and the WPAS and Phillips Collection galas. Music was in full swing at the Embassy of Turkey for the Ertegün Jazz Series while fiction writers were honored at the PEN/Faulkner annual awards and Ford’s Theatre honored President Lincoln through song and dance.

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We joined some of the world’s best documentary filmmakers at the opening of the 10th annual AFI-Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival. We include a rundown of many movies you can still catch in local theaters and reveal welldeserved award winners whose rich diversity evokes the power of independent storytelling. Our fashion feature, captured by photographer Len Depas at the iconic Madison Hotel, evokes the timeless allure and mystery of the “Great Gatsby, “ a theme that is sure to pop up throughout the rest of the year as the buzz grows for the long-awaited release of filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s lush reimagining of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. In October, we look forward to bringing you an update of our “Ambassador’s Directory,” a guide to and celebration of Washington’s own global village.You can also expect coverage of September’s top soirées, including the Washington Life-sponsored LUNGevity Foundation’s Musical Celebration of Hope Gala, After Dark at THEARC, the Ambassadors Ball, Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala and many more!

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 NewYork Ave. NW) revisits the legacy of lady rockers in a retrospective, “Women who Rock:Vision, Passion, Power” beginning September 7.The exhibit features hand-written lyrics, musical instruments and the trend-setting styles of notable pre-rockers and trailblazers such as Ma Rainey and Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Madonna, Cher, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. www.nmwa.org

Bring the family to Nationals Stadium (1500 South Capitol St. SE), for “Opera in the Outfield,” an annual treat from the Washington National Opera. Catch the live broadcast of Don Giovanni on Sept. 29, as you perch on the lawn. In its fifth year, this free event is open to the public. www.kennedy-center.org

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Fashion’s Night Out returns on Sept. 6 with a stylish new setup in Alexandria,Va.Take part in a sizzling fashion event with more than 75 participating boutiques and restaurants including champagne and cupcakes at Current Boutique, a raffle at Red Barn Mercantile and cocktails at Jackson 20. Alexandria resident and host committee member Monty Durham of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” fame hosts a fashion show at the Torpedo Factory (105 North Union St.). The Del Ray community is also part of the merriment with a fashion-themed monthly outdoor festival. www.visitalexandriava.com

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papers, and through her work at the Texas Observer, New York Times and even (briefly) as a commentator on “60 Minutes.” How did you collaborate on the writing process? Allison Engel: We wrote three books together in the days before fax machines or FedEx, so emailing drafts to each other was easy. As twins, we don’t have to bother with the careful niceties that other writing partners use. It’s more like a blunt city editor: “That doesn’t work.” Opening the play is in some ways a coming home for both of you. What are your expectations? M.E.: Molly Smith at Arena Stage

was the first to recognize the play’s worth. She organized a staged reading with Kathleen Turner in 2009. Scheduling problems kept it from D.C. until now, which turned out to be perfect timing. It can’t get much better than presenting a political play in an election year in the nation’s capital. What were you trying to express about journalism and Ivin’s place in the profession? A.E.: Molly felt a huge responsibility to write about the vital stories that weren’t sexy — Medicaid budgets, day care subsidies, Head Start. She believed in facts and truth. The bonus to readers, viewers

and listeners was that she wrapped these issues and her outrage in humor. It’s important to note that she was a columnist and was expected to have strong opinions. Why do you think that Ivin’s brand of journalism will resonate with Washington audiences? M.E.: Audiences here are smart, perceptive and familiar with references from the world of news. They will get this play. We

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ON THE BURNER What’s heating up Washington’s culinary scene

CUPCAKES

This sweet trend has taken the city by storm with Dupont Circle’s Hello Cupcake, reality TV darling Georgetown Cupcake, bakery Baked and Wired and newest addition Sprinkles Cupcakes (3015 M St. NW) all vying to take the top spot as Washington’s favorite mini treat.That sugar high may come crashing down, however, with the introduction of Sprinkles’ Cupcake ATM.This insta-dessert machine, currently available in Beverly Hills and Chicago, dispenses up to 600 cupcakes at $4 a pop. An exact date for its Georgetown debut is still pending as this mass-produced take on a formerly creative delight undergoes design tweaks.

Well Done!

CHICEAT&SHOPCathal and Meshelle

Armstrong’s Society Fair (277 South Washington St., Alexandria,Va.) is more than a posh supermarket; its the area’s first food hall.The Alexandria-based eatery combines a butchery, bakery, wine bar and demo kitchen all wrapped up in a vaudeville theme. Boasting 120 wines and 40 specialty cuts, this dine-in restaurant and marketplace is a local manifestation of a national trend, but it may not be our sole option for long. Celebrity chef Mario Batali plans to open a District outpost of his New York favorite Eataly, and construction is already underway in Chevy Chase for Bryan Voltaggio’s North Market Kitchen.

Heating up:

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Controversy has swarmed the deep-fried chicken haven, Chik-fil-A, causing a national stir amidst reports of the company’s financial support of anti-gay organizations, and president Dan Cathy’s statement that Chikfil-A backs the “biblical definition of a marriage.”The chain’s food truck opened to the public in Washington in July and quickly became one of the most buzzed-about offerings on the portable meal circuit, as protestors, supporters and hungry lunch buddies flocked to its open window.

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HOTELCHEFS’TOPDISHESTOMAKE GUESTSFEELATHOME HOTEL The Madison (1117 15 St. NW) RESTAURANT The Federalist CHEF: Exectuive Chef Tim Recher DISH: Braised beef short ribs, natural jus, mashed root vegetables THEFINALWORD “This is my absolute favorite cool-weather dish. I have served a variation of it on every menu in every place I have been a chef. It always reminds me of cold and snowy Sundays watching football with my Dad. Growing up in Chicago as a typical suburban kid, winters were always great fun and this is a ‘chef version’ of my mom’s beef stew. I not only make it at the hotel, it’s one of the dishes I make constantly at home for my family.” HOTELThe W (515 15th St. NW) RESTAURANT J&G Steakhouse CHEF Executive Chef Philippe Reininger DISH Black truffle cheese fritters THEFINALWORD “Fall is the perfect time to enjoy rich and earthy comfort foods, and one of my favorites to make and serve to our guests at J&G Steakhouse are our famous signature black truffle cheese fritters. With French and Asian accents, these playful and flavorful fritters can be enjoyed at dinner in our main dining room or in the Wine Room and are packed with comfort-food goodness, including pâte à choux filled with melted aged cheddar cheese, fresh-grated black truffles, diced jalapenos, and are then dusted with our homemade lime salt.” HOTELThe Park Hyatt (1201 24th St. NW) RESTAURANT: Blue Duck Tavern CHEF Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault DISHSlowly poached egg with English muffin, sauteed spinach and arm mushroom THEFINALWORD “This dish is special to me because as a young boy I grew up in my parents’ restaurant in Perigord, in Southwestern France, and my father used to make egg cocotte, using a little bit of cream and other ingredients. When I turned 10, it was my job on the weekends to make the poached eggs in the restaurant. So, naturally, I have always loved poached eggs.” HOTEL The Hay Adams (800 16th St. NW) RESTAURANT The Lafayette CHEFExecutive Chef Peter Schaffrath DISH Sea bass THEFINALWORD “I love to prepare a beautifully roasted sea bass in a fennel and saffron broth accompanied by fresh produce from local organic farms, which reminds me of the freshness of my family garden growing up.” — Brittney Dunkins

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POINTSOFLIGHTTRIBUTEAWARDS This annual event honors those who have upheld former Presdent George H. W. Bush’s Points of Light legacy of voluntary action and service. Mr. and Mrs. Neil M. Bush and Paula Hisaoka, Marina Kotova and Joe Ruzzo at the LUNGevity Foundation’s Japanese Amb. and Mrs. Fujisaki serve as chairmen 2011 Musical Celebration of Hope Gala. (Photo by Kyle Samperton) at an evening that also celebrates responders to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org/ signature-events/2012-points-light-tributepromise of science and the improvements THANNUAL awards. Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, 4000 in survivorship.The second Face of Hope AMBASSADORSBALL Nebraska Ave. NW; 6:30 p.m.; black-tie; sponsorships The 34th annual ball raises awardee, Rep. Lois Capps, is this year’s honoree. start at $1,000; contact Tricia Bryant, 202-741-1280; funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society The evening includes a cocktail reception, polsrsvp@webstergroupinc.com and traditionally hosts the diplomatic corps, dinner, music and dancing. Andrew W. Mellon congressional leaders and other distinguished Auditorium; 7 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner; blackguests who enjoy an internationally themed tie; tickets start at $500, sponsorships start at ‘ RESILIENCE’ night of festivities. Ritz-Carlton,Washington, D.C.; $2,500; contact Anna Pugh, 240-454-3100 AGALATOBENEFIT 6:30 p.m.; black-tie; for tickets 202-296-5363 ext. ext.110, apugh@lungevity.org THEPEN/FAULKNER 2; contact Katie Makris, katie.makris@nmss.org AWARDFORFICTION This event begins with cocktails and readings AFTERDARKATTHEARC of original work on the theme of “Resilience” An evening featuring CHILDREN’SLAW  by Carol Anshaw, Louis Bayard, Dan Chaon, spectacular entertainment, CENTERHELPING Ben Fountain, Major Jackson, Elissa Schappell, CHILDRENSOARBENEFIT dinner and dancing in honor of the Town Hall Susan Richards Shreve, Luis Alberto Urrea and Children’s Law Center works to give every Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Hilma Wolitzer, with Calvin Trillin as master child in the District a solid foundation of family Proceeds benefit the 11 nonprofit agencies of ceremonies. Dinner folloes in the Old and support, health and education.This year’s Helping collaborating at THEARC to offer cultural arts New Reading Rooms. Folger Shakespeare Children Soar reception supports educational and social services to children, youth and adults Library; black-tie; tickets are $500, $5,000 for a access and honors two key partners in reaching living east of the Anacostia River in Washington, table of 10; contact Amanda Bregman, 202-636- that goal: General Electric and Arnold & D.C. Gina Adams of Fedex Corporation receives 8743; amanda@campbellpeachey.com Porter. For more information, visit www. the 2012 Bridge Builder Award. THEARC, childrenslawcenter.org/benefit. Kennedy Center 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE; 6:30 p.m cocktails, 7:30 Roof Terrace Restaurant; 6 p.m.; business or cocktail p.m. program, 8:15 p.m. dinner and dancing; “after CONGRESSIONAL COALITION’SANGELSIN attire; tickets are $250, sponsorships start at $1,000; dark chic” attire; tickets are $250, sponsorships start contact Jessica Gelin, 202-467-4900, jgelin@ at $5,000; contact Kay Kendall, 202-257-5235, ADOPTION kay@kaykendall.org Members of Congress honor this year’s Angels childrenslawcenter.org in Adoption honorees, including actress Katherine Heigl, musician Josh Kelley and LUNGEVITY WASHINGTONNATIONALOPERA People Magazine for their efforts to promote FOUNDATION’S SEASONOPENINGNIGHTGALA the joys of adoption. Ronald Reagan Building and MUSICAL Following the opening night International Trade Center; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. CELEBRATIONOFHOPEGALA performance of “Anna Bolena,” artists and gala; cocktail attire; tickets are $250, sponsorships start The nation’s largest nonprofit group focusing patrons celebrate the opening of the renowned at $1,000; contact Allison Cappa, 202-544-8500, on research to end lung cancer hosts its second company’s season with a gala black-tie dinner allison@ccainstitute.org annual gala, a celebration of the hope and at the Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center;

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WOLFTRAPBALL The Wolf Trap Foundation’s premiere annual fundraising event takes place on the magnificent stage of the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.Virginia power players honor president and CEO Terre Jones. All proceeds support Wolf Trap’s acclaimed arts and education programs. Filene Center Stage at Wolf Trap; 7 p.m.; black-tie; tickets start at $500, sponsorships start at $7,500; contact Melanie McCarty, CSEP, 703-255-1944, melanierm@wolftrap.org

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MENTOR FOUNDATIONUSA INTERNATIONALGALA Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine of Sweden join Swedish Amb. Jonas Hafström and his wife Eva to celebrate the worldwide reach of the Mentor Foundation. Sir James Wolfensohn and Dr. Susan Blumenthal serve as this year’s chairmen. The Four Season Hotel; 6:30 p.m.; black-tie or gala attire; tickets start at $500, sponsorships start at $10,000; contact Michaela Pratt, 202-536-1594, michaela@mentorfoundation.org

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JOANHISAOKAMAKE ADIFFERENCEGALA This lively dinner dance supports various organizations that assist cancer victims, including Life with Cancer, the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and the Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer. Mandarin Oriental Hotel; 5:30 p.m. VIP reception, 6 p.m. general reception; black-tie; tickets are $600; contact Vivian Thompson-Goldstein, 202-302-0053, joansdifference@aol.com

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HONORINGTHE PROMISEGALATO BENEFITSUSANG KOMENFORTHECURE Honoring the Promise brings together heroes of world-class entertainment and an awards ceremony honoring those on the front lines

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Barry Dixon, Norma Ramsey, Leah Gansler and Mark Lowham at the 2011 Charity Works Dream Ball. (Photo by Tony Powell)

of the fight against breast cancer. Master of Ceremonies Bob Schieffer hosts an evening that celebrates the survivors and supporters who share in the promise Nancy G. Brinker made to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, to end breast cancer forever.The awards ceremony is followed by a Pink Party and dancing. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater; black-tie; tickets start at $100, sponsorships start at $5,000; contact Ariel Metger, 202-636-8745, ariel@campbellpeachey.com

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CAPITALFOR CHILDREN’SCASINO NIGHT Washington’s children in need are the focus of Capital for Children’s Casino Night’s benefit, whose proceeds help bring hope and extra resources to youngsters awaiting a lucky break. The evening includes a full casino, including black jack, craps and a special “high rollers” room. Longview Gallery,Washington, D.C.; business casual; tickets start at $150 ($175 after September 14); contact Cicely Fox, cicelyfox@gmail.com

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$1,500; contact Diana Villarreal, 703-286-0758, charityworks@aol.com

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NATIONALSYMPHONY ORCHESTRASEASON OPENINGANDBALL The first concert of the NSO’s 82nd season salutes directors and national trustees who have given more than 35 years of continuous service to the orchestra. The Kennedy Center Concert Hall performance features Music Director Christoph Eschenbach with violinist AnneSophie Mutter. Dinner and dancing follows in the grand pavilion on the Kennedy Center’s South Plaza. Proceeds support the orchestra’s artistic, education and community outreach programs. The Kennedy Center; 7 p.m.; black-tie; special event packages start at $5,000; call 202-4168102, nsoball@kennedy-center.org

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“MIDNIGHTATTHE OASIS”CHARITYWORKS DREAMBALL This “Midnight at the Oasis”-themed evening of dinner and dancing benefits the USO’s Operation Enduring Care and See Forever’s Young Adult Learning Center. Barry Dixon and Mark Lowham serve as chairmen of this annual event. National Building Museum; black-tie; tickets are $650, sponsorships start at

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John Paty, Veronica Sarukhan, Xavier Equiha, Paulina Valencia and Mark Gillespie United Arab Emirates Amb. Yousef Al-Otaiba and Abeer Al-Otaiba

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WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA BALL Embassy of the United Arab Emirates | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON ARABALLURE Those who assumed this year’s opera ball would fail to measure up to previous mega-extravaganzas at the Russian and Chinese embassies were soon congratulating United Arab Emirates Amb. Yousef Al-Otaiba and his wife Abeer for making the 2012 event yet another international design triumph. More than 500 guests enjoyed the spectacular lighting, folk dancers and singers, Middle Eastern music, dessert bars, shista water pipes with fruitavored tobacco and the opportunity to get a temporary taoo applied by a henna artist (who promised they would only last about a week). VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner Kevin Kiley and Betty LaVette

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Morgan Freeman and Laurence Fishburne

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LINCOLN’S LEGACY Lincoln Medal honorees Morgan Freeman and Elie Wiesel were celebrated with song and dance by “Glee” star Mahew Morrison, the cast of the Ford’s “1776” musical, soprano Anna Christy and R&B legend Bey LaVee at this year’s gala honoring President Abe Lincoln. Aerward, Washington power players repaired en masse to the National Portrait Gallery courtyard where Freeman and Laurence Fishburne entertained with an impromptu waltz.

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Benjamin Zander conducts YOA musicians

Moroccan Amb. Rachad Bouhlal, Chilean Amb. Felipe Bulnes and Monica Bulnes

Pedro Burelli, Veronica Valencia Sarukhan and Mexican Amb. Arturo Sarukhan

Ricardo Ernst, Moises Naim and Antoine van Agtmael

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YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS BENEFIT Isabel and Ricardo Ernst Residence, Hillandale | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON MUSICALSEND-OFF Boston Symphony director Benjamin Zander picked up an award for helping the Washington-based Youth Orchestra of the Americas reach over eight million people over the past decade, but not before puing a group of young musicians through their paces at YOA’s 10th anniversary celebration. CON BRIO: The maestro’s youth-inspired intensity was all part of the fun at the informal-but-glamorous picnic-style party just before the orchestra embarked upon a whirlwind tour of Chile. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Support Washington, D.C.’s children in need at our 5th annual Casino Night. Join us for an evening full of food, fun and gaming, along with the area’s top private equity professionals. Enjoy a cigar or specialty drink at our High Rollers lounge. Sponsored by Capital for Children, your donations will bring hope and resources to kids who are waiting for their lucky break.

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Carlyn Madden, Lionell Thomas and Judith Terra

Mike Manatos and Laura Evans with Susan and Andy Feffer

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Author Julie Otsuka accepted the coveted first prize from PEN/ Faulkner directors Susan Richards Shreve and Robert Stone for her poetic novel, “Buddha in the Aic,” about Japanese picture brides coming to America aer World War I. It is a story told with “the ear of a poet, the touch of an artist, and the wisdom of a very old soul,” PEN/Faulkner judge Marita Golden said, describing the work as “breathtaking in its scope and intimacy.” The four finalists, Russell Banks, Don DeLillo, Anita Desai and Steven Millhauser, who were chosen from more than 350 candidates, captivated the crowd with readings from their latest works. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium | PHOTOSBYALFREDOFLORES HONORINGGENEROSITY Guests at the Children’s National Medical Center’s annual ball upheld a long-standing tradition of philanthropy with the announcement that the “Transforming Children’s Health” campaign had surpassed its goal of raising $500 million to support innovations in pediatric medicine. The black-tie event honored the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the donor of a generous 2009 gi that enabled the center to establish the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Jackie Duberstein and Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall

HONORINGALEGENDSupporters of FAPE’s mission to provide American works of art to U.S. embassy properties throughout the world honored famed architect I. M. Pei at their annual meeting in Washington. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presented the group’s fourth Leonore and Walter Annenberg Award for Diplomacy to Mr. Pei for his “abiding commitment to art and culture in the public square” at the gliering event aended by prominent art collectors and philanthropists from around the nation. GENEROUS GIFTSThe evening also featured the unveiling of a work by artist Joel Shapiro to FAPE’s Lee Kimche McGrath Original Print Collection, which includes gis from Roy Liechtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly and other iconic American artists.

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Alma Gildenhorn, Clarice Smith and Nancy Zirkin

Diane Powell, Esther Coopersmith and Ned Powell

ENCHANTEDART On this most special night, the blacktie dinner in the Phillips Collection’s Georgian Revival original house and two later additions supported national expansion of the museum’s award-winning arts education initiatives. Director Dorothy Kosinski and board chairman George Vradenburg reinforced the importance of art as an integral component of an excellent education, while honoring philanthropist artist Clarice Smith. CHACHACHA An Old Havana-style aer-party topped the evening in the grand ballroom and gardens of Anderson House for the 600 partygoers, including a bevy of young supporters. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Lockheed Martin President Bruce Tanner, numerous ambassadors and other supporters danced the salsa to Latin rhythms by Sin Miedo Orchestra, sampled Cuban shaved iced mojitos and tried their hand at traditional cigar rolling.

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Julian Epstein and Ahnna Smith at the reception for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies hosted by the British Ambassador. (Photo by Kyle Samperton)

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ONEVOICE OFMANY Chelsea Clinton reflects on the important legacy of Vital Voices, the organization her mother Hillary helped found with Madeleine Albright. BY CHELSEA CLINTON

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henever she travels, as has been true for as long as I’ve known her — when she was first lady of Arkansas, to when she was first lady of our country, to being a senator from New York, and now as secretary of state — my mother Hillary Clinton seeks out women to listen

Former President Bill Clinton with daughter Chelsea Clinton at the swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2009. (AP Photo: Haraz N. Ghanbari)

to their stories. Stories as mothers, as daughters, as activists, as workers, and yes, even as members of government, because she fundamentally believes that what’s happening in women’s lives is the best reflection of not only what is happening in a country, but where a country is going. And what you may not know is that she has embedded that ethos and that understanding into the center of our American diplomacy now around

the world. In every American embassy, women’s voices are now paid attention to in the countries in which they’re based, and our diplomats now notice when women’s voices are silent. I’m proud of my mom for many, many reasons, but one of the reasons I’m chiefly proud of her, is the legacy that she’ll leave as secretary of state: that women’s voices won’t only be a vital part of how America is seen around the world, but a central part of how we engage with the world, understand the world, and try to build a better world. And I am also profoundly grateful that we spent our summer holidays doing things like going to the Vital Voices conference in Vienna. It certainly taught me a profound lesson: that our responsibility as citizens doesn’t start when we turn 18 — I was 17 when we went to Vienna — doesn’t start when someone asks us to get engaged or gives us the right to vote at the ballot box, but starts around our kitchen tables, in our homes, in Arkansas or anywhere around the world.

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SHATHAAL-HARAZI Yemeni social media activist/journalist After accepting her award, Al-Harazi returned to Yemen and went straight back to work, speaking in Sana’a at a pro-democracy demonstration in Change Square.The outspoken journalist is perhaps best known for earning death threats after she told Yemeni President Saleh to resign.

MANALALSHARIF Saudi Arabian protester A single mother of two, Alsharif spent nine days in jail after she posted a video of herself onYouTube driving a vehicle — a forbidden act in her country. Her bravery sparked an international movement, as well as a fatwah on her head, preventing her from accepting her award in person.

FELLOWVITALVOICESHONOREES • Ruth Zavaleta Salgado, Mexican political leader • Adimaimalaga Tafuna’i, Samoan entrepreneur • Samar Minallah Khan, Pakistani anthropologist • Rosana Schaack, Liberian nurse

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SALWABUGAIGHIS Libyan attorney A vital voice indeed, Bugaighis defended political prisoners under the Qaddafi regime, and was active during the protests that ultimately led to the dictator’s downfall. An original member of Libya’s National Transitional Council, she resigned in protest over the lack of female representation and continues to fight for equality in government.

MARIANNEIBRAHIM Egyptian activist Co-founder and executive manager of Al Gisr Center for Development and Dialogue, an organization that seeks to end discrimination based on gender and religion in Egyptian society. As a member of the Vital Voices Policy Advocates team, she is working to ensure that women’s rights are a part of Egypt’s new government.

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AMIRAYAHYAOUI Tunisian blogger Only in her late 20s, Yahyaoui has been a social activist for more than a decade. As a teenager, she was tailed by secret police and banned from the country for four years. She has continued to speak out against social injustice by running as an independent youth candidate in Tunisia’s first free election and founding an NGO to monitor the constitutional assembly.

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This year’s Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards recognized a group of particularly outspoken women activists who are changing the Middle East.


Chelsea Clinton and Melanne Verveer Ben Chang and Ashley Chandler

Andrea Mitchell and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Alyse Nelson

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VITAL VOICES GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS The Kennedy Center | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL TRAILBLAZERS It was hard to beat last year’s 10th annual Vital Voices milestone awards, but the 2012 celebration of global women leaders didn’t disappoint. The event featured an appearance by Chelsea Clinton (standing in for her mother, Hillary Clinton, who was traveling). A sold-out crowd in the Opera House listened with rapt aention as presenters Tina Brown, Mariane Pearl and Diane von Furstenberg spoke about the nine honorees who have made immeasurable improvements for women in such far-flung countries as Samoa, Mexico, Liberia and Pakistan.

Claire Shipman and Diane von Furstenberg

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Mack and Donna McLarty

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May Zheng and Juleanna Glover Tina Brown and Wolf Blitzer

Susan O’Neill and Ann Stock Libyan Amb. Ali Aujali

Irish Amb. Michael Collins, Amy Nathan, Marie Collins and Howard Fineman

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Connie Morella and Susan Molinari

Mu Sochua Donna McLarty

Inez McCormack and Alyse Nelson

BEING HEARD Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson celebrated the launch of “Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World” surrounded by world leaders, activists and entrepreneurs — the very women featured in the pages of her new book. Nelson’s collection of first-person accounts takes readers on a 17-year global journey for women’s rights, starting with then-first lady Hillary Clinton’s statement at the fourth U.N. World Conference on Women that “women’s rights are human rights.” VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

Katherine Tarbox and Mary Anne Huntsman

David Cluett, Margaux Bergen, Susan Davis, Rachel Pohl and Hardin Lang

Dr. Sidney Werkman and Bitsey Folger

Andrew and Katie Graves

Kristin Gerlach, Lidia SotoHarmon and Stephen McMahon

Kathy Hollinger and Tene Dolphin

Steve Chenevey, Shirley Edwards, Chris Badgley, Diana Mayhew, John Butler, Cydney Brown and Rose Ann Cleveland

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Mioshi Moses and Joy Dorsey

VISIONARIES Leadership of Greater Washington cast a spotlight on humanitarian efforts of oen-overlooked individuals and organizations at its annual gala with awardees, including Cydney Brown and John Butler, receiving accolades before a crowd of influential businessmen, philanthropists and politicians. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Peer Larson and Michelle Lees

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Hosted by The Ambassador of Italy to the US and Mrs. Claudio Bisogniero Honoring

DONALD CARDINAL WUERL Archbishop of Washington with “The Lifetime Achievement Award” NMCAL Angel Leadership Awards AMBASSADOR MIGUEL H. DIAZ , US Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome | MAJOR CHUCK KILBRIDE, Retired US Marine Corps, Director of Toys for Tots Program, THOMAS HALE BOGGS JR., Chairman of Patton Boggs | MICHAEL J. MASSIMINO, NASA Astronaut / Engineer - Hubble Space Telescope AMBASSADOR ELIZABETH FRAWLEY BAGLEY, US Ambassador to Portugal 1994 - 1997 | DEMAURICE F. SMITH, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association

NMCAL Legendary Award EDWARD J. MALLOY, Former President / Building and Construction Trades Council of NY ( b. 1935 - d. 2012)

NMCAL Humanitarian Award FOUNTAIN OF JOY AND COMFORT FOUNDATION, PAUL ODILI, Founder, Fountain of Joy and Comfort Foundation THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CATHOLIC ART & LIBRARY OFFICE For tickets please call 202.450.5707 | 917.750.0014 | Limited seating, book now! catholicart@aol.com | www.nmcal.org Concert by Michael Amante, The People’s Tenor Gala will take place at the Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street N. W., Washington, DC 20008


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Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis at the VIP preview of “The Campaign” at the Newseum, where they chatted about politics and comedy. (Photos by Kris Connor/ Warner Bros.)

CAMPAIGNINGFORCONGRESSTURNSCOMIC Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis take shots in their new comedy ‘The Campaign’ B Y J A N E T D O N O VA N

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orget the chicken and the egg. What came first, comedy or politics? “I think comedy came first, don’t you?” Will Ferrell said to Zach Galifianakis at a VIP screening for their new comedy, “The Campaign” (Warner Bros.) at the Newseum this summer. In the film, directed by Jay Roach of “Meet the Fockers” fame, Ferrell and Galifianakis play rival North Carolina congressional candidates who are out to bury each other in a mudslinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking campaign that takes today’s political circus to the next level. Since Chevy Chase’s satire of President Gerald R. Ford in 1976, comics have played a defining role in the political life of America. Take, for example, Tina Fey’s impression of then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live.” “I can see Russia from my house,” said Fey, smiling into the camera. Or when comedian Stephen Colbert announced his candidacy for the presidency by saying “I’m running as both a Republican and a Democrat.” Ironically, many people believed him. In 2006, Bush impersonator Steve Bridges did a side-by-side with the real President George W. Bush at the Annual White House Corre-

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spondents Dinner, poking fun at the politicians in the audience. It was perhaps the funniest sketch ever presented at the annual dinner. And lest we forget, how about Life Magazine’s nomination of humorist Will Rogers for the Anti-Bunk ticket in 1928, when he famously promised “If elected, I shall resign.” Will Ferrell may proclaim that comedy comes first, but could comedy even exist without politics? We think the two are interchangeable. While making “The Campaign,” the actors visited many cities and met a lot of people.“You kind of see the pressure” real politicians on the campaign trail are under, Ferrell said, but “we don’t feel pressure because ... we are magic.” Galifianakis, whose uncle, Nick Galifianakis, was a Democratic congressman from North Carolina from 1967 to 1973, wasn’t specific when asked if there is anyone in the political system he would like to debate or run against. “I hate to say it but I am just an actor,” he said. “I’m just an entertainer, but yes there are a couple of people that I would like to sit down and chat with and ask some questions. Most citizens would because it seems like politicians are not living up to our expectations, which are pretty low right now.”

Ferrell and Galifianakis

Reporters at the Newseum questioned Ferrell and Galifianakis about taxes, congressional members and campaigns. But Ferrell was taken aback when one asked him to name the biggest jerk in the “do-nothing” Congress. “The biggest jerk?” he retorted. “I just think that it’s really interesting that this group of supposed adults don’t ever really have to compromise on anything.” With regard to real politics, the two stars’ most frequently repeated line of the evening, “We’re just actors,” seemed kind of like asking Tony Curtis what it was like to kill people in “The Boston Strangler.” “The Campaign” opened in theaters nationwide on August 10th.

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WASHINGTON KASTLES CHARITY KICK-OFF Kastles Stadium | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON CELEBRITY TENNIS: Taking a break from yet another record-breaking season, the stars of Wimbledon and the Summer Olympics stepped onto the courts for some bipartisan fun with a pantheon of local celebs, raising funds for charities as Leander Paes and sister duo Anastasia and Irinia Rodionova played a series of doubles tie-breakers with teammates. Former Sen. John Breaux, NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green, ABC’s Jonathan Karl and other notables lent their support to Mark Ein’s Kastles, which finished a second undefeated season with 30 straight wins — the second longest streak in professional sports history. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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27,000 documentary storytelling enthusiasts experienced one of the world’s great filmmaking events at the 10th annual AFIDiscovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival

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D.C. NATIVE ROCKS SILVERDOCS Washington native Jay Bulger – a former model, amateur boxer, Rolling Stone writer and director of music videos – was in Silver Spring, Md., for the Silverdocs festival, which screened his outrageously funny and explosive feature documentary “Beware of Mr. Baker.” The critically-acclaimed filmmaker, who won the top documentary prize at the South by Southwest Film Festival, will soon appear in “Stand Up Guys” with actor Al Pacino. WHYDIDYOU BECOMEA FILMMAKER?

Filmmaker Jay Bulger (Photo by Justin Smith)

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I saw an amazing old documentary by Tony Palmer where Ginger Baker drove a Range Rover to Nigeria. I called everyone I could think of and eventually found Ginger in South Africa, got him on the phone by telling him I was a journalist for Rolling Stone (I was not) and then I just went there. I ended up living with Ginger for four months in his fortified compound with his fourth wife and his 39 polo ponies. I got my story and sold

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it to Rolling Stone. After the article was published I realized I needed to go back with a camera because, after all, what is Ginger Baker without the music? WHATMADETHE EDITINGNEWAND ORIGINAL?

We used tons of split screens and moves to be very optically exuberant. I like to think the editing was as polyrhythmic as Ginger’s music. We wanted to edit the movie like people play the drums.

To introduce the world to the greatest drummer of all time, Ginger Baker. I’m inspired by people who don’t compromise. Since I was a kid, I’ve known Bob Nixon, the filmmaker who did “Gorillas in the Mist” and “Endangered Species.” He inspired me by the way he followed Dianne Fossey around the Congo and Peter Beard in Kenya. HOWOLDAREYOU INYOURHEAD?

Young enough to have dreams and continue to believe they are possible without having to get a real job.

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Filmmaker Laura Greenfield with Jackie Siegel at Silverdocs (Photo by Emma Howells)

BEAUTYISEMBARRASSINGNeil Berkeley From his country roots in rural Tennessee to his first taste of success as one of the creators of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, this multi-talented artist continually brings his irreverent sense of humor to the overly stuffy art world. BEWAREOFMRBAKERJay Bulger Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker’s ego and volatility are as strong as ever in this unpredictable and gratifying portrait of a crusty, self-exiled rock star. QUEENOFVERSAILLESLauren Greenfield Billionaire couple David and Jackie Siegel build a 90,000-square-foot behemoth dream home only to later confront the meaning of “downsizing” as the global economic meltdown hits in the late 2000s. SWEETDREAMSRob and Linda Fruchtman Seventeen years aer the devastation of genocide, Rwanda is a country of both darkness and light, reflected in extraordinary and joyful drumming, the humor of building an ice cream business in a country where most people have never tasted it, and the deep grief of the country during a national month of mourning.

2012 Silverdocs Winners STERLINGAWARDFORBEST USFEATURE “Only the Young”

STERLINGSHORT HONORABLEMENTION “Paradise”

SPECIALUSFEATUREJURY MENTION “The Waiting Room”

WGADOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAYAWARD “Ann Richards’ Texas”

STERLINGAWARDFORBEST WORLDFEATURE “Planet of Snail”

REACTTOFILMSOCIAL ISSUEAWARDS “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” and “The House I Live In”

SPECIALWORLDFEATURE JURYMENTION “Special Flight (Vol Special)”

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STERLINGAWARDFORBEST SHORTFILM “Kings Point”

I grew up within walking distance. It was the only film festival I knew.

STERLINGSHORT HONORABLEMENTION “Mondays at Racine”

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CINEMATICVISIONAWARD “¡Vivan Las Antipodas!” WHOLEFOODS/ SILVERDOCSGREEN GRANTS “Seed” and “Can’t Stop the Water”

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U.S. and World Sterling Competition Documentaries at Silverdocs 2012 U.S. FEATURES A Navajo couple’s two children are born with XP, an extremely rare genetic neurodegenerative disease that makes any exposure to direct sunlight fatal. BETTING THE FARM Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann Maine dairy farmers refuse to go down without a fight by forming an organic milk company, MOO.

CALL ME KUCHU Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall One of the few openly gay men in Uganda bravely battles his country’s archaic laws.

DOWNEAST David Redmon and Ashley Sabin Unemployed residents of Gouldsboro, Maine, stake their hope on an outsider who attempts to transform a defunct factory.

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN Eugene Jarecki The troubling realities of why America’s “war on drugs” has only worsened.

ONLY THE YOUNG Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims Stuck in a chaste love triangle, three teens explore different paths to maturity, independence and romance.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY Ross McElwee (USA/France) A father tries to overcome his contentious relationship with his smart and restless twentysomething son.

PLIMPTON! STARRING GEORGE PLIMPTON AS HIMSELF Tom Bean and Luke Poling An unprecedented look at the late George Plimpton, a modern Renaissance man,

RADIO UNNAMEABLE Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson Legendary radio personality Bob Fass’ innovative late night show has called American listeners to action for his nearly 50 years at the microphone.

THE REVISIONARIES Scott Thurman An evangelical Christian and avowed Young Earth Creationist is also on the Texas State Board of Education, which revises textbook standards for five million school children.

SUN KISSED Maya Stark and Adi Lavy

SWEET DREAMS Rob and Lisa Fruchtman The only all-women drumming troupe made up of Rwandan genocide survivors and their offspring partner with a Brooklynbased ice cream business.

THE WAITING ROOM Peter Nicks A poignant vérité portrait of an American public hospital, its largely uninsured patients and an indefatigable staff charged with caring for them.

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ARGENTINIAN LESSON Wojciech Staron (Poland) The director’s 8-year-old son resists the woes of adulthood and encounters an impending fear of growing up while visiting Argentina with his father.

THE FINAL MEMBER Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math (USA/Canada) The world’s first Phallogical Museum that collects penile specimens from most every mammal is on a quest to add the elusive “final member:” the human male.

OMA & BELLA Alexa Karolinski (Germany/USA) Best friends in Berlin share a passion for homespun Eastern European cooking that helps soothe a lifetime of extraordinary Holocaust memories.

PLANET OF SNAIL Seung-Jun Yi (South Korea) An encounter with deaf and blind South Korean poet YoungChan, a man unwilling to accept these limitations.

PRIVATE UNIVERSE Helena Třeštíková (Czech Republic) The intimate evolution of a family filmed over 37 years culminates in a rich portrait of its members and their land.

THE PUNK SYNDROME Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi (Finland/Norway/Sweden) Mentally challenged members of a punk band reject the notion that disability and creativity are mutually exclusive qualities.

Fernand Melgar (Switzerland) The staff of a detention center near Geneva can do little to alleviate the fate of undocumented immigrants trapped in the system.

TEA OR ELECTRICITY Jeröme le Maire (Belgium/Morocco) A mountain village in Morocco confronts modernity during the construction of its first roads.

VIRGIN TALES Mirjam Von Arx (France/ Germany/Switzerland) In the Evangelical Christian community, girls pledge their premarital virginity at Purity Balls.

¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! Victor Kossakovsky (Germany/ Netherlands/Argentina/Chile) The filmmaker explores the sheer kinetic and visual splendor of manycorners of our planet.

THE WORLD BEFORE HER Nisha Pahuja (USA/Canada/Germany/UK) Young women undergo beauty boot camp to compete in the Miss India pageant that is srongly opposed by Hindu fundamentalists.

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Making a Difference for Young Tennis Players A champion explains why she is the Junior Tennis Champions Center’s biggest fan BY PA M S H R I V E R

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in the ‘14 and Under ‘age group who is ranked number one in the world and a girl who at age 10 is already ranked 13 in the national Girls 12 and Under rankings. There are many others, except I also have to mention an 8-year-old boy who has already won two 12 and Under tournaments. He just happens to be the Swedish Amb. Jonas Hafström, Pam Shriver, Shawn Berdia, Jane Harman, Eva Hafström, Brandon Riddle, son of a tennis player Ray Benton, and Mats Wilander at the 2012 Junior whom I grew up Tennis Champions Benefit. (Photos by Andrew Riddle) with in Baltimore. Another stop during my visit was on Capitol Hill to attend sultant who coaches the heck out of the kids an event sponsored by former Sen. John Breaux whenever he is in town. I was surrounded by my family and close and Rep. Norm Dicks and hosted by the United States Tennis Association to promote the healthy friends, including former Baltimore Orioles attributes of playing tennis to combat obesity in star Brady Anderson, who skipped out on the kids. Stan Smith and Billie Jean King were also second game of broadcasting an Orioles doubleheader in order to get to Washington. Elise there lending their credibility to the message. The gala was held at the residence of the Burgin, my best friend growing up in Baltimore, Swedish ambassador, where more JTCC kids also made the trek from Harrisburg to Washingput on a demonstration of their workouts ton to be there for me. It turned out that the gala netted $160,000, on the embassy court. More than 300 guests showed up for the Swedish barbecue, which was a record amount for scholarships for inner city kids to attend JTCC. truly delicious and fun. Now that was worth the trip! Hosted by Ambassador Jonas Hafström During the 1980s and ’90s, Pam Shriver won and his wife Eva, the evening was very special because Mats Wilander was also there. Mats won 133 top-level titles, including 21 women’s doubles seven Grand Slam titles and also happened to be titles and one mixed doubles title at Grand Slam inducted into the International Tennis Hall of tournaments. She also won a women’s doubles Gold Fame with me in 2002. Mats is a JTCC con- Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games.

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Brady Anderson, Pam Shriver, Margot Shriver and Eleanor Shriver

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Carol Welder and Stan Smith

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Robin Montgomery and Rynthia Rost

Ambassador Jonas Hafström, Mats Wilander, Wick Sollers and Greame Bush (Chairman, JTCC Advisory Board)

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Mats Wilander, Drs. Susan and Robin Baker

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Swedish Ambassador’s Residence | PHOTOSBYANDREWRIDDLE CELEBRATINGCHAMPIONS: All you had to do was take a look around the tent at the GEICO-sponsored Champions of Tennis gala to realize that Washingtonians are obsessed with the game. The 300 guests of Swedish Amb. Jonas Hafström and his wife Eva was a who’s who of professional sports, diplomacy and decisionmaking, including Baltimore Orioles home-run king Brady Anderson, tennis Hall of Famers Pam Shriver and Mats Wilander and former nine-term Rep. Jane Harman. The Washington event, emceed by NBC4’s Jum Handly, raised critical funds for the Junior Tennis Kastles Coach Champions Center, led by CEO Ray Benton, whose College Park complex was Murphy recently picked as the USTA’s first Regional High Performance Training Center, and Jensen and whose Vesa Ponkka was named USOC National Coach of the Year. Mark Ein

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Sharon Stone Speaks INTERVIEWED BY JANET LANGHART COHEN

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haron Stone and I first met 20 years ago at the Cannes Film Festival when I was a correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight.”We reunited a few years later when my husband, Bill Cohen, and I hosted a party for Morgan Freeman in Los Angeles. In July, Sharon traveled to Washington to fulfill her role as a global ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and to present an award to Microsoft’s Bill Gates during the 2012 AIDS conference. While she was here we had a chance to talk about her work to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. What brings you to Washington? I have been the global campaign chair of the American Foundation for Aids Research for the last 17 years and since this is the week of the AIDS conference in Washington there is much for me to do. We are now giving grants for research for a cure and a vaccine on a worldwide level. Since much progress has been made in our research, awareness, treatment and interaction with policymakers, this is an extraordinary center of activity for us and for all of the wonderful organizations that I have come to know and have an interactive relationship with, such as Elton John’s AIDS Foundation.

person has survived HIV/AIDS. Not one. In fact, we have suffered the loss of 33 million men, women and children to this horrifying illness, and when I say horrifying, it is because I have personally held the hands of mothers who will not outlive their dying children. I have held children who are dying an excruciating death without proper medication — not even the correct strengths to fight for life extension or to comfort them in their worst times as they die. This illness must receive more attention and be considered a priority in health care not only because of serious global need but for the simple humanity of ending the suffering it imbues.

What is the importance of AIDS awareness in preventing, treating and eradicating the disease? Many people have a misunderstanding about the current situation with the state of AIDS and the urgency of the need for condom use and for funding a cure and a vaccine. Not one

Can you share a heartfelt personal story on friends lost or a friend who is surviving with AIDS? For me the whole thing is personal. After spending the majority of my adult life as an ambassador for this cause, traveling the world opening minds and hearts and wallets to this

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epidemic and studying with top scientists, this subject is an intrinsic piece of my life. What role can Hollywood, media and the arts play in bringing greater awareness of the disease to the public? I would just like to take this moment to thank my community and the media for the exceptionally good work they have done thus far. Without the media, nothing would have happened to this degree. Without the exceptional participation of my community and the music and fashion industries we would never be this far. I can only say how truly and deeply grateful I am for the support and goodness of those I call my work family. What creative project are you working on now? I have just completed three films and am about to embark on three new ones. My kids are well into their schooling now and I am back on the job as an actress. It is a lot of fun to go full tilt back to work and I can say that working

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in the human rights field has changed and made me grow tremendously. I can see a great change in my work as an actress, an ease and a force of truth that has come from the depth of experience that all of this and more has brought to my journey. What is the status of women over the age of 30 in films and the type of roles offered to them? I love my age and the life that I have and I feel very blessed to be representing real women who are my age in film. The parts I am being offered are terrific: goddesses, newspaperwomen with a mission, mothers with interesting stories, wives who are at crossroads in their marriages and professional women with questions about life. I love telling those stories and feel like a whole new chapter is opening up. What is your favorite Sharon Stone film and why? I think I am making them now and I hope everyone else will think so, too.

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Small Countries Shine Roland Celette’s farewell, Jamaicans hit the ground running, and Prince Bandar sells in Aspen BY ROLAND FLAMINI

GOING, GONE: To borrow from Karl von Clausewitz, culture is the continuation of diplomacy by other means. As if you didn’t know, the 19thcentury military theorist once said, “War is the continuation of politics by other means.”The same can be said of the relationship between diplomacy and culture and every embassy in Washington takes this to heart — the French Embassy perhaps more than most. The Maison Française offers a densely packed program of movies, music and more throughout the fall and winter seasons. The man responsible for the Maison’s jump in popularity is Roland Celette, the embassy’s cultural attaché and a fixture on the social and arts scenes in the District from the moment he took his post in 2001. But the diplomatic community is a moving village, and so the tall, genial Frenchman returned home in August. But not without a grand send-off of warm accolades and ppcs. (The old diplo phrase, pour prendre congé — “to take leave” — is no longer used on invitations in Washington, but is still de rigueur in Europe.) Celette said the thing he will miss most about Washington is his friends, and scores of them showed up to hear French Amb. François Delattre pay tribute to him at the embassy’s farewell reception. Celette is not leaving for a new diplomatic assignment; he will be teaching at a school for girls in Clermont Ferrand, the industrial city in the Auvergne region, to be near his parents. “Roland played an enormous part in Washington’s cultural life,” says his friend, Ina Ginsburg, who knows a thing or two about cultural goings-on here. “He’s incredibly well connected to musicians and artists and that helped him create great programs. The Maison Française had programs almost daily. Every morning on its website there was something on offer. He was full of ideas, and he’s a fabulous fundraiser.” THIS OLD HOUSE: There was good news and even

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ing on television as Jamaican runner Usain Bolt won the 100 meter dash in the London Olympics.The guests — mostly members of Washington’s Jamaican community — cheered for longer than the 9.63 seconds it took the “Fastest Man on Earth” to finish the race. “We also came in second, so we have the second-fastest man in the world,” Vasciannie pointed out. And on August 4, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce had won the women’s 100.“So we run fast,” he added. Jamaica’s spectacular successes came as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence; but Jamaican athletes have a record of doing well at the Olympics. Over the years Jamaica has won 55 Olympic medals. Not bad for a small country.

TOP: French Amb. François Delattre and Roland Celette. (Photo by Kyle Samperton) RIGHT: Amb. of Cyprus Pavlos Anastadiades. (Courtesy photo)

better news this summer for Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz AlSaud, newly appointed chief of Saudi intelligence. The good news: The long-time (1983-2005) ambassador to Washington finally sold his 95-acre Aspen, Colo., estate, dubbed “Hala Ranch,” for $49 million. OK, so the 15-bedroom, 16-bath, 56,000-square-foot mansion was first put on the market in 2006 for $135 million. But that was then; post-2008, real estate prices have taken a tumble. Still, an $86 million drop in price must hurt. But Prince Bandar can take some comfort from the other news: reports of his assassination in a bomb attack on Saudi intelligence headquarters turned out to be Iranian wishful thinking. Saudi sources who have been in touch with Prince Bandar say reports of his death were greatly exaggerated. OLYMPIC HISTORY: The biggest thrill at the party on August 5 to welcome Jamaica’s new ambassador, law professor Stephen Vasciannie, was watch-

CHALLENGE FOR CYPRUS: Speaking of small countries punching above their weight, Cyprus holds for the first time the rotating presidency of the European Union, an enormous political, logistical and bureaucratic challenge at any time, and particularly with the Eurozone in financial crisis. For the embassies of the “presidential” country it means organizing meetings at numerous levels plus an enormous financial outlay in coffee and mineral water. There are enormous demands on the foreign ministry’s staff resources. “It’s a historic occasion for Cyprus,” says Pavlos Anastadiades, the country’s ambassador here for the past two years. “We feel both proud and heavy with the burden of responsibility. We are going to be holding something like 185 meetings in Cyprus with 20,000 delegates [from the 27 member countries] participating, and there are hundreds of meetings.We have more than doubled our strength in Brussels, and we’re running a presidency that is Brussels-based.”

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Tracey and Andrew Churchill

Guests watch the opening ceremonies

Jana Sedlokova and Adam Dubitsky

Elizabeth Kirk and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk

Diane Rehm and British Amb. Sir Peter Westmacott

Thomas Whitehead, Dan Gallagher and Peter Matheson

BRITISH EMBASSY OLYMPICS PARTY Residence of the British Ambassador | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON OLYMPICOVATION If you couldn’t be in London there was no beer place to watch the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics than the residence of British Amb. Sir Peter Westmaco. More than 600 lucky guests watched the proceedings on giant screens set up in various reception rooms and outside on the (rather steamy) garden terrace while quaffing Olympic-themed cocktails, posing in an interactive photo booth and wolfing down a never-ending supply of fish and chips. BUSYSEASON “We’re delighted that the eyes of the world are on the United Kingdom for good fun and positive reasons,” Sir Peter said, noting that the recent jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II plus the Olympics topped off a summer that his countrymen — and the world — would long remember.

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Marie Royce with Robert and Jennifer McDowell

Col. Richard Smith and Mark Churchill

Mayor Vincent Gray, Phillipa Hughes, Mary Beth Brown and Martin Ditto Michael Elliot, Finlay Lewis, Christopher Isham and Andrea Mitchell

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John Edward Hasse and Melanie Zipperer

Mica Ertegün Luca and Marta Franchetti Pardo

Esther Brimmer and Steven Beller

Phil Gramm, Turkish Amb. Namik Tan and Albert Wynn

Tony and Connie Morella

Rep. John Conyers Jr.

ERTEGÜN JAZZ SERIES Turkish Embassy Residence | PHOTOSBYKYLEGUSTAFSON ROARINGSUCCESSContinuing his embassy’s long tradition of promoting jazz, Turkish Amb. Namik Tan and Jazz at Lincoln Center brought the soulful New Orleans sounds of Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band to Washington in honor of Ahmet Ertegün, the son of Turkey’s second ambassador and the founder of Atlantic Records. Georgetown University professor Maurice Jackson addressed guests, evoking Ertegün’s saying that he’d be happy if he “did a lile bit to raise the dignity and recognition of the greatness of African-American music.”

Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band

Vladimir and Suzanne Tolstoy

Rosa Batoreau and Rhoda Septilici Jill Udall, Richard Jones, Betty Ann Tanner and Bobbi Barrasso

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Andrew Sustak and Robert Gair

Roger Whyte, Gail Percy and Daren Thomas

FADO CONCERT AT THE EMBASSY OF PORTUGAL Embassy of Portugal | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON PITCHPERFECT Portuguese Amb. Nuno Brito hosted an intimate concert featuring traditional Fado music at his residence. The gorgeously mournful tunes rendered by acclaimed singer, Nathalie Pires captivated guests before a light luncheon was served. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Mary Jane Currier and Vice Adm. John Currier

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Annie Magruder (Taste of the Stars 2012); Chris Edwards (Honoring the Promise); Sara Lange, Indira Mehrpour, Ava Deylami (Twb’s Dracula Soirée); Ashley and Matt Bronczek (Honoring the Promise & Meridian’s White-meyer Dinner); Kiki Ryan, Jason A. Denby, Erica Crocker (Honoring the Promise); and Nasim Deylami (Twb’s Dracula Soirée)

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SPECIAL FEATURE | BALLSANDGALAS

TICKET PRICE: $250 SPONSORSHIP: Starts at $1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Allison Cappa, 202-544-8500, allison@ccainstitute. org, www.angelsinadoption.org

SEPTEMBER ‘RESILIENCE’AGALA CELEBRATIONTOBENEFIT THEPEN/FAULKNER AWARDFORFICTION

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WHAT TO EXPECT: Cocktails followed by readings of original works on the theme of “Resilience” by Carol Anshaw, Louis Bayard, Ben Bohjalian, Dan Chaon, Ben Fountain, Major Jackson,Vaddey Ratner, Elissa Schappell, Susan Richards Shreve, Luis Alberto Urrea and Hilma Wolitzer, with Calvin Trillin as master of ceremonies. Followed by a dinner in the Old and New Reading Rooms. DATE: Monday, September 10; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Folger Shakespeare Library ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Sen. Thad Cochran, Mary Haft, Sen. Patrick Leahy and Susan Richards Shreve TICKET PRICE: $500; $5,000 for a table of 10 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Amanda Bregman, 202-636-8743, amanda@ campbellpeachey.com

CONGRESSIONALCOALITION’S ANGELSINADOPTION

Choral Arts Holiday Concert & Gala

CHAIRMEN: GEORGE AND ASHLEY WILSON

WHAT TO EXPECT: Join members of Congress as they honor this year’s Angels in Adoption honorees: actress Katherine Heigl, musician Josh Kelley and People Magazine for helping to promote the joys of adoption. DATE: Wednesday, September 12; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center ATTIRE: Cocktail

WHAT TO EXPECT: The annual ball raises funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and traditionally hosts the diplomatic corps, congressional leaders and other distinguished guests who enjoy an internationally-themed night of festivities. DATE: Wednesday, September 12; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Annie Coons, Melodee Hanes, Nancy Camp and Judy McCarthy TICKET PRICE: $500 SPONSORSHIP: From $10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202296-5363, ext. 2 to purchase tickets, katie.makris@nmss.org

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WHAT TO EXPECT: Children’s Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health and educational support. The event highlights the group’s efforts to ensure educational access and honors key partners General Electric and Arnold & Porter. DATE: Thursday, September 13; 6 p.m. LOCATION: Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant ATTIRE: Business or cocktail attire EVENT CHAIRMEN: Evan Farber

ON THE BLOCK THEJOANHISAOKA‘MAKEADIFFERENCE’GALA Item: Top Chef finalists Mike Isabella, Bryan Voltaggio and Pastry Chef Matthew Petersen create a once-in-a-lifetime culinary extravaganza (an eight-course menu with wine pairings) for eight lucky people at your home. Donors: Mike Isabella, Bryan Voltaggio and Matthew Petersen Value: Priceless Contact: Vivian Thompson-Goldstein, joansdifference@aol.com

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and Elizabeth Downes TICKET PRICE: $250 SPONSORSHIP: From $1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Jessica Gelin, 202-467-4900 ext. 571, jgelin@childrenslawcenter.org, www.childrenslawcenter.org/benefit.

LUNGEVITYFOUNDATION’S MUSICALCELEBRATION OFHOPEGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: The nation’s largest nonprofit group focusing on research to end lung cancer hosts its second annual gala. The “celebration of the hope and promise of science and the improvements in survivorship” honors the second Face of Hope awardee, Rep. Lois Capps. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, music and dancing. DATE: Friday, September 14; 7 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner LOCATION: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Honorary Chairmen: Mexican Amb. Arturo Sarukhan and Veronica Valencia Sarukhan; Gala Chairmen: Sharon Bradley, Jamie Dorros and Rhonda Wilkins TICKET PRICE: Starting at $500 SPONSORSHIP: From $2,500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Anna Pugh, 240-454-3100 ext. 110, apugh@lungevity.org

LUNGevity Foundation’s Musical Celebration of Hope Gala CHAIRMEN: SHARON BRADLEY, RHONDA WILKINS, JAMIE DORROS

AFTERDARKATTHEARC

WHAT TO EXPECT: An evening featuring spectacular entertainment, dinner and dancing in honor of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Proceeds benefit the 11 nonprofit agencies that collaborate at THEARC to offer cultural arts and social services to children, youth and adults living east of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. Gina Adams of Fedex Corporation receives the 2012 Bridge Builder Award. DATE: Saturday, September 15; 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. program, 8:15 p.m. dinner and dancing LOCATION: THEARC (1901 Mississippi Ave. SE) ATTIRE: After-dark chic EVENT CHAIRMEN: Chairman: Michelle Freeman; Honorary Chairman Mayor Vincent Gray; Diplomatic Chairman: Amb.

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ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Alan J. Kelly and Boofie O’Gorman TICKET PRICE: $500-$1,000 SPONSORSHIP: From $7,500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Melanie McCarty, CSEP, 703-255-1944, melaniem@wolftrap.org

of Gabon Michael Moussa Adamo TICKET PRICE: $250 SPONSORSHIP: Tables $5,000-$25,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Kay Kendall, 202-257-5235, kay@ kaykendall.org; Janet Stone, 202550-8528, jstone@thearcdc.org

WASHINGTONNATIONAL OPERASEASONOPENING GALA–‘ANNABOLENA’

WHAT TO EXPECT: Following the opening night performance of “Anna Bolena” on September 15, WNO artists and patrons celebrate with a gala dinner at the Kennedy Center. DATE: Saturday, September 15; 7 p.m. LOCATION: The Kennedy Center ATTIRE: Black-tie HONORARY HOSTS: Adrienne Arsht, Billy and Judy Cox, Miguel and Patricia Estrada, Rosemary Harris, James Humphreys, Manuel Johnson, Jacqueline Mars,Victoria and Roger Sant, Alan Savada, Susie Trees and Gail Wilensky TICKET PRICE: $1,250; Special event packages are available at the $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 levels. CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202-4168397, rsvp@kennedy-center.org

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Teach for America’s D.C. Region Gala CHAIRMEN: MONICA AND JOHN THOMPSON III MAKEUPBYKENYETTAGREENE

WHAT TO EXPECT: The Wolf Trap Foundation’s premiere annual fundraising benefit takes place on the magnificent stage of the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. This event is attended by diplomats and government officials, as well as social and media figures and top business executives. Proceeds support Wolf Trap’s acclaimed arts and education programs. DATE: Saturday, September 15; 7 p.m. LOCATION: The Filene Center Stage at Wolf Trap

ASPECIALNIGHTWITH KATHLEENTURNER ANDFRIENDSOF THEATREWASHINGTON

WHAT TO EXPECT: TheatreWashington hosts a sizzling night both onstage and off with actress Kathleen Turner. This exclusive event takes place during Arena Stage’s production of “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” starring Turner and written by TheatreWashington boardmember Margaret Engel and her twin sister Allison Engel. Turner will join the cast, crew and guests at an exclusive post-performance reception. DATE: Thursday, September 20; 9 p.m. LOCATION: Arena Stage ATTIRE: Business TICKET PRICE: $200; seats are limited CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Lindsay Esser, 202-337-4572, lesser@ theatrewashington.org, www.theatrewashington.org

MENTORFOUNDATIONUSA INTERNATIONALGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: The evening, hosted by Her Majesty Queen Silvia and Princess Madeline of Sweden and Swedish Amb. and Mrs. Jonas Hafström, benefits both Mentor Foundation USA and International. Together the two nonprofit groups have helped more than six million children in over 80 countries by promoting higher educational

ON THE BLOCK THENATIONALITALIANAMERICANFOUNDATIONGALA ANDCELEBRITYAUCTIONLUNCHEON Item: Three nights of oean-view accommodations at the Grand Wailea Resort in Hawaii Donor: The Grand Wailea — A Waldorf Astoria Resort Value: About $2,000 Event Contact: Kyla McKenna 202-939-3117 or kmckenna@niaf.org

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achievement and a healthier lifestyle. DATE: Thursday, September 20; 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel ATTIRE: Black-tie TICKET PRICE: $500-$1,000 SPONSORSHIP: From $10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Michaela Pratt, 202-536-1594, michaela@ mentorfoundation.org

JOANHISAOKA‘MAKEA DIFFERENCE’GALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: This dinner dance supports organizations that assist people who are living with cancer, including Life with Cancer, the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and the Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer. DATE: Saturday, September 22; 5:30 p.m., VIP reception; 6 p.m. , general reception LOCATION: Mandarin Oriental Hotel ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMAN: Robert G. Hisaoka TICKET PRICE: $600; Sponsorships available CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Vivian Thompson-Goldstein, 202-3020053, joansdifference@aol.com

‘HONORINGTHEPROMISE’ TOBENEFITSUSANG KOMENFORTHECURE

WHAT TO EXPECT: “Honoring the Promise” promises a night of inspiration, world-class entertainment and global awards of distinction to those on the frontlines of the battle against the deadly disease. Master of Ceremonies Bob Schieffer hosts an evening that celebrates the survivors and supporters who share in the promise Nancy G. Brinker made to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, to end breast cancer forever. The awards ceremony is followed by a “Pink Party” and dancing. DATE: Friday, September 28; 8 p.m. LOCATION: Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Nancy G. Brinker, founder, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Honorary Co-Chairmen: Amb. of the United Arab Emirates and Mrs. Youssef Al-Otaiba, Amb. of Kuwait and Mrs. Salem Al-Sabah, Sen. Scott Brown and Ms. Gail Huff, Rep. John Dingell, Sen. and Mrs. John Engler, Sen. Joseph Lieberman; Founding Chairman: David M. Rubenstein;

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Chairmen: Terry and John Castellani; Executive Chairmen: Jane and Spencer Abraham, Howard Bernick, Wilma and Stuart Bernstein, Deborah Dingell, Hadassah Lieberman, Marlene and Fred Malek, Ginger and Stuart Pape, Anne and John Raffaelli,Vanessa Reed,Vicki and Roger Sant, Linda and Acie Vickers; Young Professional Chairmen: Eric Brinker, Ashley and Matt Bronczek, Erica Crocker, Jason A. Denby, Chris Edwards, John Pearson III and Kiki Ryan TICKET PRICE: $100-$500 SPONSORSHIP: From $5,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Ariel Metzger, 202-636-8745, ariel@ campbellpeachey.com

CAPITALFORCHILDREN’S CASINONIGHT

WHAT TO EXPECT: “Casino Night 2012,” sponsored by Capital for Children, brings hope and resources to children in need in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Expect plenty of food and drinks plus a casino with black jack, craps and a special high roller’s room. DATE: Saturday, September 29; 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: Long View Gallery ATTIRE: Business casual EVENT CHAIRMEN: Paul Feeko, Ernst & Young; Phil Deutch, NGP Energy Technology Partners TICKET PRICE: $150/$175 after September 15 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Cicely Fox, cicelyfox@gmail.com, www. capitalforchildren.org

‘MIDNIGHTATTHEOASIS’ CHARITYWORKSDREAMBALL

WHAT TO EXPECT: An evening of dinner and dancing to benefit USO and See Forever Foundation. CharityWorks’ partners “build long and lasting bridges between citizens and soldiers and between young learners in impoverished communities and the world of opportunity that awaits them just around the corner.” DATE: Saturday, September 29; 6 p.m. LOCATION: National Building Museum ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Barry Dixon and Mark Lowham TICKET PRICE: $650 SPONSORSHIP: From $1,500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Diana Villarreal, 703-286-0758, charityworks@aol.com

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Celebrating Shakespeare BYMELISSAMOSS

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hen Michael Kahn stepped onto the stage to receive the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award in June, it was a transformative moment for the Shakespeare Theatre Company and a tremendous recognition of Michael’s visionary leadership over the past 25 years. This season, we step into the future with this bright spot in our history to propel us forward in so many exciting ways. The Shakespeare Theatre Company has brought so much to Washington. When I joined the board in 2009, I was a tentative admirer of Shakespeare. Michael changed that. His vision, dedication and talent has made STC an anchor of the revitalization that the Penn Quarter neighborhood has seen over the last decade. He created the annual Free For All to present three weeks of free Shakespeare to Washington residents and visitors. This year alone, the company’s education programs have been presented in every single public secondary school in the District, and thousands of students have attended productions at no or reduced cost. The commitment to artistic excellence never wavers. Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Richard Thomas, Judith Light and many other actors have delighted local audiences over the years. People come to STC knowing that the experience they have in our theaters will challenge them to think critically and creatively to revel in the plays’ timeless themes and, most of all, enjoy the journey. I am very proud to be on the board of this transformative organization. Now, as chairman of the 2012 Harman Center for the Arts annual gala benefiting the education and artistic programs of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, I invite you to join me in celebrating the impact of Shakespeare and classical theater on the life of this city. On October 15, witness a world-class performance at Sidney Harman Hall and the presentation of the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre and the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts, followed by dinner and dancing at the National Building Museum.

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NATIONALSYMPHONY ORCHESTRASEASON OPENINGBALL

WHAT TO EXPECT: The first concert of the NSO’s 82nd season salutes directors and trustees who have given over 35 years in continuous service to the orchestra. The Concert Hall performance features Music Director Christoph Eschenbach with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Dinner and dancing follow inside a grand pavilion on the Kennedy Center’s South Plaza. Proceeds support the orchestra’s artistic, education and community outreach programs. DATE: Sunday, September 30; 7 p.m. LOCATION: The Kennedy Center ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Norman Bernstein, Nancy Folger, June Hechinger, Austin Kiplinger, Noel Levine,Virginia Cretella Mars, Mrs. Pat Munroe, Mandell Ourisman, Elaine and Leonard Silverstein and Albert Small Sr. TICKET PRICE: $1,000 SPONSORSHIP: Special event packages are available at the $5,000, $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 levels CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Leslie Miller, 202-416-8102, nsoball@ kennedy-center.org

OCTOBER THEWASHINGTONBALLET’S ‘DRACULASOIRÉE’

WHAT TO EXPECT: TWB’s Women’s Committee and Jeté Society host an evening of cocktails, tempting cuisine and sultry performances by TWB dancers. The evening includes live and silent auctions featuring luxury items, exotic vacations and entertainment and dining packages. Proceeds benefit the company’s artistic and educational programs. DATE: Friday, October 5; 8 p.m. LOCATION: The National Museum of Women in the Arts ATTIRE: “Macabre Chic” cocktail attire EVENT CHAIRMEN: Sara Lange, Indira Mehrpour, Ava Deylami and Nasim Deylami TICKET PRICE: $200;VIP: $250 SPONSORSHIP: From $500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Elizabeth Sizer, manager of Special Events, 202-274-4518

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‘MAKEEQUALITYCOUNT’ HUMANRIGHTSCAMPAIGN NATIONALDINNER

WHAT TO EXPECT: The annual national dinner brings together over 3,000 HRC members, friends, family and allies for an evening of celebration and inspiration. Featuring a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, live entertainment and thought-provoking speakers and guests, the dinner attracts many prominent political and entertainment personalities. DATE: Saturday, October 6; 5:30 p.m. LOCATION: Walter E. Washington Convention Center ATTIRE: Black-tie or festive attire EVENT CHAIRMEN:Co-Chairmen: Alexandra Ernst and Ashley Smith TICKET PRICE: $300; $200 active-duty military SPONSORSHIP: $3,000-$30,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202628-4160, galadinners@hrc.org

MERIDIANBALL&GLOBAL LEADERSHIPSUMMIT

WHAT TO EXPECT: One of Washington’s most distinguished events, Meridian International Center’s ball and summit bring together policy makers, private sector and cultural leaders, and the diplomatic corps to celebrate Meridian’s ongoing efforts to promote global leadership through the exchange of ideas, people and culture. Guests dine at ambassador-hosted dinners or Meridian’s White-Meyer house and then gather for dessert, dancing and conversation at Meridian House. DATE: Friday, October 12 LOCATION: Meridian House (1630 Crescent Pl. NW) ATTIRE: Black-tie or military equivalent EVENT CHAIRMEN: Ball & Summit Chairmen: Jay L. Johnson and Sydney McNiff Johnson Congressional Co-Chairmen: Irene Hirano Inouye (Mrs. Daniel K. Inouye) and Kristi Rogers (Mrs. Michael J. Rogers) White-Meyer Co-Chairmen: Loran and Robert Aiken and Ashley and Matt Bronczek; Young Professional Co-Chairmen: Erika Gutierrez, Amanda L. Pope and Reem Sadik TICKET PRICE: Ambassador-hosted dinners and ball: $650; WhiteMeyer dinner and ball: $450 SPONSORSHIP: From $10,000

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art, compassionate and personalized medical care. DATE: Saturday, October 13 LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C. ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Niloofar Razi Howe and David Howe TICKET PRICE: $750 SPONSORSHIP: From $2,500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Kristen Pruski, 202-660-6814, kpruski@sibley.org

WOOLLYMAMMOTH DINNERONSTAGE

WHAT TO EXPECT: Guests experience theater from an exclusive perspective as they enjoy dinner on stage and then move on to dancing in the lobby. This intimate event is limited to 120 guests. DATE: Saturday, October 13; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (641 D St. NW) ATTIRE: Festive and elegant; black-tie optional EVENT CHAIRMAN: Liz Friedman TICKET PRICE: $295 SPONSORSHIP: From $500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Martha Burson, 202-349-1284, martha@ woollymammoth.net

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HARMANCENTERFOR THEARTSGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: More than 3,000 guests from the United States and Italy attend NIAF’s annual gala, one of the largest fundraising events in the nation’s capital. Past honorees have included Martin Scorsese, Tim McGraw, Robert De Niro, Lee Iacocca, Giorgio Armani, Al Pacino, Andrea Bocelli, Nicolas Cage, Tony Bennett, Alan Alda, John Travolta and Sophia Loren. The president of the United States is traditionally a special guest and an invitation to President Barack Obama has been extended. DATE: Saturday, October 13; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. awards gala, 10 p.m. after-hours celebration LOCATION: Washington Hilton ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMAN: John F. Scarpa TICKET PRICE: Starting at $400 SPONSORSHIP: $1,500-$100,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Jerry Jones, 202-939-3103, jerry@niaf.org

SIBLEYHOSPITAL’SHOPE &PROGRESSGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: Prominent social, civic, business and medical leaders will come together for Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 12th annual celebration to support the hospital center’s ongoing commitment to state-of-the-

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WHAT TO EXPECT: The Harman Center’s annual event is one of Washington’s most buzzed-about galas, and its proceeds provide indispensable funds for the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s education and outreach programs, including the annual Free For All. Following spectacular performances in Sidney Harman Hall, guests will continue on to the nearby National Building Museum to mingle with the stars and enjoy a gourmet dinner and dancing. DATE: Monday, October 15; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. performance, 9 p.m. dinner and dancing LOCATION: Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall (601 F St. NW) and National Building Museum (401 F St. NW) ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMAN: Melissa Moss TICKET PRICE: Tickets start at $750; tables start at $10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Eric Bailey, 202-547-3230, ext. 2330, hcagala@shakespearetheatre.org

DCVOTE’SCHAMPIONS OFDEMOCRACY

WHAT TO EXPECT: Champions of Democracy exercise their liberty to speak out about the injustices of living under a system where the governed have no vote in the national legislature. This year, DC Vote celebrates and honors the contributions of Julian Bond, Bruce Spiva and Patton Boggs LLP in achieving the goal of full voting representation and democracy for the District of Columbia. DATE: Wednesday, October 17; 6:30-9:30 p.m. LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave. NW) ATTIRE: Business professional

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HIGHERACHIEVEMENT’S ‘GOINGPLACESGALA’

WHAT TO EXPECT: The fourth annual “Going Places Gala” celebrates over 35 years of dedication and commitment by Higher Achievement scholars, staff and champions. The evening features a performance by Higher Achievement scholars at the Warner Theatre, followed by a cocktail reception, buffet dinner and dancing. Current scholars and alumni join high-profile guests during the reception to speak about their personal experiences in the program. DATE: Thursday, October 18; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: The Warner Theatre ATTIRE: Business EVENT CHAIRMEN: Chairman: Mitchell N. Schear; Co-Chairmen: Doug Donatelly, Chris Gladstone, Debra Lehman Smith and Ron Paul TICKET PRICE: $250 SPONSORSHIP: From $5,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Jacquelyn Hortsmann, jhortsmann@ higherachievement.org

MARKTWAINPRIZEFOR AMERICANHUMOR

WHAT TO EXPECT: The Kennedy Center presents the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres. The prize, named in honor of one of the world’s greatest humorists, is presented with a lineup of the biggest names in comedy followed by a gala supper. DATE: Monday, October 22; 8:30 p.m. LOCATION: The Kennedy Center ATTIRE: Semi-formal EVENT CHAIRMEN: Kelly and Martin Katz, Jill and Nathan Daschle, Jonathan and Maureen O’Connor Witter TICKET PRICE: Performance tickets are $75-$200. Special event packages are available at the $5,000, $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 levels. Single tickets are $1,000. CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202-4168335, mtp@kennedy-center.org

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Celebrating Progress Bringing HOPE to Lung Cancer BYCO-CHAIRMENJAMIEDORROSRHONDA WILKINSANDSHARONBRADLEY Each of us has been touched by lung cancer in different ways. Jamie lost her father; Sharon, her grandmother. Rhonda’s husband was diagnosed 18 months ago with the disease, but thankfully is now cancerfree. We’ve seen our friends and loved ones cope with losing members of their families to lung cancer, which affects one in 14 Americans. In fact, the number of people who die from lung cancer annually is equivalent to having a jumbo jet fall from the sky every day of the year. We are honored to serve as chairmen of LUNGevity’s second annual Musical Celebration of Hope Gala on September 14 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Building on the hard work of last year’s gala, chairman Grace Bender and the committee, the 2012 event will be a beautiful celebration of the progress in lung cancer research that gives us hope for finding more effective detection methods and treatments. The evening will also be a celebration of the enhanced quality of life of lung cancer patients due to better care. LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization, is working to make a difference. In the past two years, it has awarded over $5 million to the most promising lung cancer research in the areas of early detection and targeted therapeutics. LUNGevity is also providing those affected a place to share, hope and heal through its online support community and nationwide grassroots events. We are proud to support this vital organization to help end lung cancer. Thanks to the hard work of our gala Honorary Chairmen, Mexican Amb. Arturo Sarukhan and Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan; Corporate Chairman Paul G. Stern; and Honorary Congressional Committee Chairmen Sen. Roy Blunt, Rep. John Dingell, Rep. Pete King and Rep. Ed Whitfield; and all of our other committee members, we are coming together for a fantastic Latin American-themed celebration. We will be honoring Rep. Lois Capps, co-chairman of the House Cancer Caucus, who is working to advance the priorities of the cancer community, with LUNGevity’s Face of Hope Award. Our inaugural Raising Hope Award, for leaders in providing visibility to lung cancer, will be presented to NEWS4 chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer, “Morning News” anchor Andrea Roane of WUSA-9 News Now, and WJLA-TV veteran reporter and anchor Greta Kreuz. Kammerer regularly supports LUNGevity events, sharing his connection to lung cancer and encouraging others to support our efforts. Kreuz, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, has boldly shared her story, in addition to profiling others affected by the deadly disease. Awardee Roane is committed to the fight against lung cancer and will be with us for a second year as emcee. We hope you join us for a special evening.

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WASHINGTONINTERNATIONAL HORSESHOW WHAT TO EXPECT: Join government, military, diplomatic, business and community leaders at this annual sports and social event that combines the excitement of world-class equestrian competition with sophisticated hospitality in the heart of the city. Dine at the skybox level or on a ringside platform while watching Olympic-level show jumping. DATE: Tuesday, October 23 – Sunday, October 28; evening events begin at 7 p.m. LOCATION: Verizon Center ATTIRE: Cocktail/business attire for receptions EVENT CHAIRMAN: Juliet W. Reid TICKETS: $150 SPONSORSHIP: From $2,500 CONTACT: Bridget Love Meehan, 202525-3679, bridget@wihs.org

THEATREWASHINGTONSTAR GALA&BENEFITAUCTION

WHAT TO EXPECT: This one-of-akind evening of “wining, dining, bidding and great theatricality” supports TheatreWashington’s diverse programming for metropolitan area theaters, artists and audiences. The event features cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, live performances and an auction conducted by Sebastian Clarke of Doyle New York and “Antiques Roadshow” fame. Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith, Imagination Stage Founder/ Executive Director Bonnie Fogel and MetroStage Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin will be honored with the 2012 “Helen’s Star” for their extraordinary support of local theater. DATE: Friday, October 26; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel ATTIRE: Festive black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Event chairmen to be announced at a later date TICKET PRICE: $290 SPONSORSHIP: $2,750 for table of 10 and other perks to $10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202-3374572, www.theatrewashington.org

CHRISLIFECOLON CANCERFOUNDATION ‘BLUEHOPEBASH’

WHAT TO EXPECT: The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation hosts its ‘Blue

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Hope Bash’ to raise colon cancer awareness. The event’s theme is ‘Hope,’ setting the tone for an evening of live entertainment, speeches from members of Congress, dinner, signature cocktails, a silent auction and inspirational stories from colon cancer survivors. DATE: Thursday, October 25; 6 p.m. LOCATION: The Park Hyatt, Washington, D.C. ATTIRE: Cocktail EVENT CHAIRMAN: Michael Sapienza, executive director for Chris4Life TICKET PRICE: From $125 SPONSORSHIP: $2,500-$10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Maurisa Potts, 703-501-6289, maurisa@ spottedmp.com, www.chris4life.org

STANDINGOVATION FORDCTEACHERS

WHAT TO EXPECT: This event honors “highly effective” educators of District Public Schools and benefits the D.C. Public Education Fund. The evening’s program is produced by George Stevens Jr. and is hosted by NBC4’s Jim Vance. A cocktail reception follows. DATE: Monday, October 29; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Concert Hall, Kennedy Center ATTIRE: Cocktail EVENT CHAIRMEN: Co-Chairmen: Gina Adams, Katherine Bradley, Debra L. Lee, David M. Rubenstein, George Stevens Jr.; Vice-Chairmen: Jack Davies and Kay Kendall, Mark Ein, Ann and Thomas Friedman, Mae and Ande Grennan, Lori and Benjamin Soto, Cate Swinburn, Natalie Wexler and Jim Feldman TICKET PRICE: $40-$500 SPONSORSHIP: $5,000-$250,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202-6368743, amanda@campbellpeachey.com

NOVEMBER FIGHTFORCHILDREN’S FIGHTNIGHT

WHAT TO EXPECT: Fight Night brings together 1,800 business, government, entertainment and community service heavyweights as well as legends from the sports and boxing worlds for an evening of entertainment and live professional boxing. One of the most highly successful benefits in Washington,

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Fight Night raises funds for Fight For Children and other organizations that provide education and healthcare services to low-income children in Washington. In 2011, Fight Night raised over $2 million. DATE: Thursday, November 1; 6 p.m. LOCATION: Washington Hilton EVENT CHAIRMEN: Honorary Chairman: Joe Robert III; CoChairmen: Raul Fernandez, Fred Schaufeld and Chuck Kuhn ATTIRE: Black-tie TICKET PRICE: $1,000 SPONSORSHIP: From $15,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Liz Warnecki, 202-772-0416, liz. warnecki@fightforchildren.org

USOGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: An estimated 1,100 guests gather to pay special tribute to our men and women in uniform. Guests include members of Congress, military leaders, members of the USO board of governors, corporate sponsors and media. DATE: Friday, November 2; 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner and program LOCATION: Washington Hilton ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMAN: David J. McIntyre Jr. TICKET PRICE: $1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Katie Whitlow, 703-908-6461; Emily Farwig, 703-740-4970

LOMBARDIGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: The evening includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction, Lexus raffle and the presentation of awards to remarkable individuals for their contributions to the fight against cancer. DATE: Saturday, November 3; 6 p.m. LOCATION: Washington Hilton ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: DeMaurice Smith, Brian Katz, Jill Kirkpatrick and Paul Schweitzer TICKET PRICE: $500 SPONSORSHIP: From $2,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Elena Jeannotte, 202-687-3866 or ej48@georgetown.edu

NATIONALMUSEUMOF WOMENINTHEARTSTH ANNIVERSARYFALLBENEFIT

WHAT TO EXPECT: Legendary singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge receives NMWA’s Award for Excellence in Performing

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Arts at this year’s event benefiting the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts. DATE: Sunday, November 4; 7 p.m. LOCATION: National Museum of Women in the Arts ATTIRE: Black-tie optional EVENT CHAIRMEN: Nancy Duber and Martha Lyn Dippell TICKET PRICE: $425 SPONSORSHIP: From $5,000 for tables CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: nmwa.org

Washington International Horse Show CHAIRMAN: JULIET W. REID

THELABSCHOOLOF WASHINGTON’SAWARDSGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: The Lab School of Washington’s 2012 Awards Gala honors outstanding achievers with learning disabilities. This year’s honorees include Peter Fisher, senior managing director of BlackRock; and Willard Wigan, the reknowned British micro-sculptor. National Public Radio’s Mara Liasson serves as emcee. The Lab School offers an arts-based, multi-sensory education for students in grades 1-12 with learning differences and ADHD. DATE: Thursday, November 8; 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. dinner and ceremonies LOCATION: The National Building Museum ATTIRE: Black-tie optional EVENT CHAIRMEN: Sheila and David Feinberg TICKET PRICE: From $250 SPONSORSHIP: From $1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Marty Cathcart, 202-454-2259, marty. cathcart@labschool.org

HEROINESINTECHNOLOGY

WHAT TO EXPECT: The March of Dimes’ gala honors women in the technology industry who have used their experience, knowledge and skills to benefit the community. Winners are honored while guests enjoy live and silent auctions, a cocktail reception and seated dinner. DATE: Friday, November 9 LOCATION: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Sabret Flocos and Casey Coleman TICKET PRICE: $250 SPONSORSHIP: From $5,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Marissa Nihill, 571-257-2305, mnihill@marchofdimes.com

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LUKE’SWINGS HOMECOMINGGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: Luke’s Wings hosts a private cocktail fundraiser to honor military heroes, veterans and families. The event is held at Reagan National Airport against the backdrop of floorto-ceiling glass windows overlooking the runway and features live music, cocktail fare, premium open bar and a salute to the troops in a private airport terminal. DATE: Saturday, November 10 LOCATION: Reagan National Airport, Terminal A ATTIRE: Black-tie optional EVENT CHAIRMEN: Charlotte Jarrett, Lindsay Kin and Fletcher Gill TICKET PRICE: $100 SPONSORSHIP: From $10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Charlotte Jarrett, 443-254-4064, charlotteljarrett@gmail.com

CAUSEVETERANSDAY BENEFITGALA

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 25th Anniversary Gala CHAIRMEN: SUSAN PILLSBURY, DAME JILLIAN SACKLER, ANN NITZE HAIRBYDARRELLTHOMPSON

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WHAT TO EXPECT: This Veterans Day event helps renew hope and lift the spirits of service members injured in combat or training. The silent auction, reception and dinner features special guests, including Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin; Fort Belvoir garrison commander Col. Greg Gadson; Wounded Warrior guest speaker Bryan Anderson; Dean Kaman, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of DEKA Research & Development Corporation; and Sara Carter, caregiver and Washington Examiner national security correspondent. DATE: Sunday, November 11; 5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner LOCATION: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium ATTIRE: Civilian (black-tie optional) and military (duty uniform, dress blues or mess dress) EVENT CHAIRMEN: Honorary Chairman: Dr. J. P. “Jack” London, executive chairman, CACI International Inc. TICKET PRICE: $300; $150, activeduty military; $175, under age 30 SPONSORSHIP: From $3,500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Brianna Broad, 703-591-4965, marketing@cause-usa.org

BGCGWICONDINNER &TALENTSHOWCASE

WHAT TO EXPECT: Cocktails and silent auction, dinner and a live auction

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followed by a performance by the five winners of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s talent competition. DATE: Wednesday, November 14 LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel ATTIRE: Cocktail EVENT CHAIRMEN: Maria Ferris and Patty Perkins Andringa TICKET PRICE: $400 SPONSORSHIP: From $4,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Terri Johnson, 202-540-2323, tjohnson@bgcgw.org

ANEVENINGWITHINNOCENTS ATRISKATARENASTAGE FOR‘MYFAIRLADY’

WHAT TO EXPECT: Hosted by the board of Innocents at Risk, the evening includes a VIP cocktail reception before the viewing of Arena Stage’s production of “My Fair Lady” followed by a Champagne cast party. DATE: Wednesday, November 14; 6:30 p.m.VIP cocktail reception, 8 p.m. performance, 10 p.m. Champagne cast party LOCATION: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Honorary Committee: Sen. and Mrs. George Allen, Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Sen. Scott Brown, Paula Dobriansky, Rep. and Mrs. John Dingell, D.C. Councilmember and Mrs. Jack Evans, Rep. Mike Kelly, Secretary of Transportation Raymond LaHood, Sen. and Mrs. Joseph Lieberman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Mack and Donna McLarty, Rep. James McGovern, Rep. Joseph Pitts, Rep. Ted Poe, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rep. Pete Sessions, Rep.Christopher Smith, Melanne Verveer, Rep. Edward Whitefield and Rep. Frank Wolf. TICKET PRICE: $500 SPONSORSHIP: From $1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202-625-4338

ARENASTAGE’SOPENING NIGHTOF‘MYFAIRLADY’

WHAT TO EXPECT: The opening night celebration of Arena Stage’s “My Fair Lady,” directed by Molly Smith, benefits Arena Stage’s community engagement programs. DATE: Thursday, November 15; 6 p.m. LOCATION: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater ATTIRE: Cocktail EVENT CHAIRMEN: Andrea

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Making Dreams Come True For the children and families in Wards 7 and 8, half of whom are living in poverty, THEARC is that dream BYMICHELLEFREEMAN THEARC (which stands for Town Hall Education, Arts Recreation Campus) opened its doors in 2005, determined to give the children growing up east of the Potomac River the hope, safety and opportunity that most of us take for granted for our own kids. THEARC offers this and much more. It has after-school art, dance and music lessons six days a week, a Boys & Girls Club, middle school for girls and social services for parents and young people who want to rebuild their lives. Furthermore, THEARC is home to a Children’s Hospital clinic so families in the area now receive quality medical and dental care. None of this was possible before an astounding private-public partnership came together to create THEARC and it happened as a result of the vision of founder Chris Smith, a dedicated native Washingtonian and chairman of William C. Smith + Co. Seeing the need, Chris and co-founder Skip McMahon founded a nonprofit group that is aptly called Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) to create and now run THEARC. These local heroes raised the capital, oversaw the construction and secured 10 enthusiastic partners-in-residence — all serving a neighborhood that has been under-served for far too long This year our gala, AFTERDARK@THEARC, celebrates THEARC Theater. This state-of-the-art facility is the only theater of any kind east of the Anacostia River. Last year it was booked for 312 events, everything from high school graduations to performances by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Dance Theater of Harlem. There are free movies for the children each week and the Washington Ballet performs the “Nutcracker” every Christmas. THEARC is a national model for what we can and should do by always looking for new ways to help the community. Two summers ago, it created an organic garden to encourage healthy eating and now young people from the neighborhood run THEARC’s vegetable stand at the Ward 8 Farmers Market. In the near future, Building Bridges Across the River will partner with The Bishop Walker School to build a middle school for boys in grades 4-8 on THEARC’s grounds and is exploring the creation of a commercial kitchen to teach the food preparation skills that not only lead to health and wellness but jobs in Washington’s growing hospitality industry as well. THEARC truly is a beacon of hope. Knowing that you are helping in such a big way puts a smile on your face. I chaired the AFTERDARK@ THEARC Gala last year, and because I strongly support how THEARC works to help and strengthen its community, I am doing so once again.

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Weiswasser and Grace Terpstra TICKET PRICE: $85 (two for $150), show and intermission ticket; $250, buffet dinner, show, post-show reception; $500 (VIP), buffet dinner, show, intermission, post-show reception, printed recognition SPONSORSHIP: $2,500 Bronze; $5,000 Silver; $10,000 Lead CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202-6004032, myfairlady@arenastage.org

Global Centurion and Urban Light. DATE: Saturday, November 17; 8 p.m. LOCATION: The Washington Club on Dupont Circle ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: From $125 SPONSORSHIP: From $1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Liz Sara, 202255-0134,lsara@bestmarketing.net

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ARTHURMSACKLERGALLERY THANNIVERSARYGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: Starlight MidAtlantic’s signature event is destined to be the talk of the town. In addition to silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner, expect a bit of a twist this year. Proceeds benefit the hospital and community programs for sick children. DATE: Saturday, November 17 LOCATION: The Four Seasons Hotel ATTIRE: Cocktail EVENT CHAIRMEN: Karen Lohnes, Annie Magruder and Kirsten Pollin TICKET PRICE: $500 SPONSORSHIP: From $5,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Barbara Schreiber, 202-293-7827, barbara@ starlight-midatlantic.org, www.starlightmidatlantic.org/midatlantic/events/

THEKIDNEYBALL

WHAT TO EXPECT: Kick off the holiday season in style at the newly renovated Omni Shoreham Hotel. The Kidney Ball features gourmet dining, live and silent auctions, dancing and live entertainment — a festive event that raises funds to fight kidney disease in the national capital area. DATE: Saturday, November 17; 6:30 p.m. cocktails and silent auction; 8 p.m. dinner LOCATION: Omni Shoreham Hotel ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMAN: Deborah Ikirt TICKET PRICE: $350 SPONSORSHIP: $5,000-$100,000 CONTACT: Jennifer Jopling, 202-244-7900 ext. 11, www.kidneywdc.org

CAPITALCITYBALL

WHAT TO EXPECT: This annual event features an open bar, buffet dinner, a live band, dancing and a silent auction to raise money for local charities that fight human trafficking. This year’s beneficiaries are Courtney’s House,

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WHAT TO EXPECT: Guests from around the world are expected to participate in a four-day celebration that includes a spectacular Asian-themed evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing celebrating the Sackler’s first quarter century. Four days of special events are scheduled, with proceeds supporting an endowment for contemporary Asian art at the Sackler. DATE: Thursday, November 29; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (1050 Independence Ave. SW) ATTIRE: Black-tie or national dress EVENT CHAIRMEN: Dame Jillian Sackler, Mrs. William A. Nitze and Mrs. Michael Pillsbury TICKET PRICE: Starts at $1,500 SPONSORSHIP: $100,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Mary Fox, 202-633-0418, fsgala@si.edu

ARTINEMBASSIESTH ANNIVERSARYCELEBRATION

WHAT TO EXPECT: Art in Embassies (AIE) celebrates a milestone of international cultural diplomacy through the visual arts, and thanks its many publicprivate partners with a gala celebration at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Kogod Courtyard. Designed by David Stark, the event includes interactive art, dance, videos, performance art and more highlighting AIE’s programs and global reach. DATE: Friday, November 30 LOCATION: Smithsonian American Art Museum TICKET PRICE: By invitation only CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: art.state.gov

DECEMBER KENNEDYCENTERHONORS WHAT TO EXPECT: The 35th annual

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Kennedy Center Honors presents awards to performing arts icons for lifetime contributions to American culture. The 2012 Honorees and additional information will be announced at a later date. DATE: Sunday, December 2 LOCATION: The Kennedy Center ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Buffy Cafritz and Ann Jordan TICKET PRICE: $2,000-$5,000 for performance and supper dance SPONSORSHIP: To be announced CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202-416-8366

WASHINGTONPERFORMING ARTSSOCIETYWINTER CELEBRATION

WHAT TO EXPECT: This must-attend event features a performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall in addition to other festivities. DATE: Monday, December 3 LOCATION: Kennedy Center Atrium ATTIRE: To be announced EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: To be announced CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Roger Whyte, director of Special Events, 202-533-1891

THEWASHINGTONBALLET’S NUTCRACKERTEAPARTY

WHAT TO EXPECT: A quintessential Washington, D.C. holiday tradition, the Nutcracker Tea Party is a delight for ballet lovers of all ages. Guests enjoy an elegantly plated tea with white-glove service and a buffet of sweets and treats after viewing “The Nutcracker” at the Warner Theatre. Proceeds benefit The Washington School of Ballet. DATE: Sunday, December 9, immediately following the 1:00 p.m. matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” LOCATION: The Willard Intercontinental Hotel ATTIRE: Festive holiday attire EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $200 SPONSORSHIP: From $500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Elizabeth Sizer, manager of Special Events, 202-274-4518

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WHAT TO EXPECT: Under the gracious patronage of the Embassy of Canada, “In the Moon of Wintertime” celebrates the holidays with a glorious choral concert of traditional carols, beloved sing-alongs and popular holiday standards. The evening continues with cocktails, an eaglerly anticipated silent auction, dinner and dancing. DATE: Monday December 17; 7 p.m. concert; 8:30 p.m. gala and silent auction LOCATION: The Kennedy Center ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: George and Ashley Wilson TICKET PRICE: $675-$1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Cathy Kerkam, 202.244.3669 ext. 105, ckerkam@choralarts.org

JANUARY DANCINGAFTERDARK

WHAT TO EXPECT: The Children’s National Junior Council’s sixth annual gala for young Washington philanthropists features cocktails, desserts, dancing and a silent auction to benefit the hospital’s young patients. DATE: Saturday, January 26; 9 p.m. LOCATION: House of Sweden ATTIRE: Cocktail attire EVENT CHAIRMAN: Amanda Keating TICKET PRICE: To be announced SPONSORSHIP: To be announced CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Liza Tanner, 301-565-8522, ltanner@ childrensnational.org

FEBRUARY THEALVINAILEY AMERICANDANCETHEATER OPENINGNIGHTGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: The opening night performance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is followed by dinner and dancing in the South Gallery on the Roof Terrace Level. Proceeds support the company’s local outreach programs and provide scholarships to talented young dance students in the Washington area who would not otherwise be able to afford tuition at

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The Ailey School in New York. DATE: Tuesday, February 5 LOCATION: Opera House, Kennedy Center ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: Co-Chairmen: Gina Adams, Lyndon K. Boozer, Christopher Cowan and Debra Lee; Vice Chairmen: Joyce Brayboy, Sela Collins, Robert Raben,Vanessa Reed, David Sutphen, Riley Temple,Yelberton R. Watkins and Katherine Weymouth TICKET PRICE: $500-$1,000; $5,000$25,000 per table of 10 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Ariel Metzger, 202-636-8745, ariel@ campbellpeachey.com

¡NOCHEDEPASIÓN!

WHAT TO EXPECT: A spectacular carnival-themed evening featuring live dance performances, Latin music and authentic Brazilian cuisine. This year’s event celebrates the creation of the Washington Ballet’s Latino Dance Fund which supports the company’s Hispanic artists and education initiatives. DATE: Saturday, February 9 LOCATION: Residence of the Brazilian Ambassador ATTIRE:“Latin diva” cocktail attire EVENT CHAIRMEN: Pilar O’Leary, Isabel Ernst, Debbie Windsor and Judy Bishop TICKET PRICE: $275 SPONSORSHIP: From $500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Elizabeth Sizer, manager of special events, 202-274-4518

STUDIOTHEATREGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: More than 400 guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, seated dinner and live performance followed by dancing in the theater complex’s soaring glass atrium.The theme and entertainment for the evening will be revealed later this fall. DATE: Saturday, February 9; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: The Studio Theatre (1501 14th St. NW) ATTIRE: Black-tie/festive attire EVENT CHAIRMEN: Liz Cullen, Susan L. Butler, David Muse and Keith Alan Baker TICKET PRICE: $450; Friends with Benefits discounted tickets are $225 SPONSORSHIP: $2,500 co-host, $5,000 host, $7,500 underwriter, $10, 000 patron, $25,000 producer CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Marisa Alford, associate director of Individual Giving, 202-232-7267, malford@studiotheatre.org

Club Corcoran PHOTOSBYKATEWARREN COURTESYOFCORCORAN GALLERYOFART Now the young social set can take part in the grandeur of the Corcoran Ball, a noted Washington tradition. Club Corcoran members may take part in the splendor of the ball, which includes drinks, a special buffet and dancing from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets to Club Corcoran are $95 for individuals and $150 for couples and include a free summer membership to the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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STJUDEGOURMETGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: Over the past 14 years, this event has successfully raised funds and spread awareness about St. Jude Hospital, which supports children suffering from catastrophic and lifethreatening diseases. Guests enjoy an exclusive opportunity to taste some of the area’s finest restaurant cuisine while mingling with more than 750 business, financial and political leaders. One-of-a-kind items will be up for bid during an extensive silent auction. DATE: Tuesday, February 12 LOCATION: National Building Museum ATTIRE: Business EVENT CHAIRMEN: David Gorodetski, chief operating officer and executive creative director, Sage Communications LLC. TICKET PRICE: $350 SPONSORSHIP: From $2,500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Daniela Romero, 703-351-5171, daniela.romero@stjude.org

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‘Midnight at the Oasis’ CharityWorks Dream Ball CHAIRMEN: MARK LOWHAM, BARRY DIXON

WHAT TO EXPECT: Each year 250 young patients are diagnosed with cancer at Children’s National Hospital. This event celebrates the heroes who are beating the disease every day and those who are still in the fight. DATE: Saturday, February 23; 7 p.m. LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel, Georgetown ATTIRE: Black-tie optional EVENT CHAIRMEN: Elizabeth and Lee Blalack TICKET PRICE: $250 SPONSORSHIP: From $1,000 CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: Meredith Chipman, 301-565-8422, mchipman@childrensnational.org

MARCH WOOLLYMAMMOTH THEATRESPRINGBENEFIT

WHAT TO EXPECT: Woolly’s signature spring event enters its 12th year of fun and frivolity with a themed bash featuring a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, seated dinner and dance party. DATE: Saturday, March 9; 6 p.m. LOCATION: The Fairmont Hotel (2401 M St. NW) ATTIRE: Themed dress EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $350 SPONSORSHIP: From $3,500 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Shelley Weber, 202-312-5265, shelley@ woollymammoth.net

TEACHFORAMERICADC REGION‘LEADERSHIP CHANGINGLIVES’GALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: Teach For America’s third annual gala highlights stories of inspiration and efforts to change the realities that face the region’s students in low-income communities. Proceeds enable the organization to foster young leaders in their classrooms, equip them with ongoing training, and build an alumni movement to unleash the potential of all students. DATE: Wednesday, March 13 LOCATION: Omni Shoreham Hotel ATTIRE: Cocktail EVENT CHAIRMEN: Monica Moore Thompson and John Thompson III, Joey and Stan Sloter (additional co-chairs to be announced) TICKET PRICE: $1,000 SPONSORSHIP: From $10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION:

BACK TO SCHOOL ‘HELPINGCHILDRENSOAR’BENEFIT A focus on education at this year’s annual benefit has Children’s Law Center infusing a schoolday’s theme throughout the event. The invitation evokes chalkboards and composition books, and the menu for the reception — at the Kennedy Center’s Roof Terrace Restaurant — includes such grown-up versions of childhood favorites as grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, and milk and cookies. Contact: Jessica Gelin, jgelin@childrenslawcenter.org or 202-467-4900 ext. 571

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LEUKEMIABALL

WHAT TO EXPECT: Since 1988, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual black-tie gala has raised more than $45 million for the fight against leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma Each year, dedicated volunteers have exceeded goals to make this the largest, non-political black-tie event in the Washington, D.C. area. DATE: Saturday, March 23; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Walter E. Washington Convention Center ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: James H. Davis, Human Genome Sciences, and Candace H. Duncan, managing partner, KPMG LLP TICKET PRICE: $1,000 SPONSORSHIP: From $10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 703-3992957, Sarah Allen, sarah.allen@lls.org

APRIL WASHINGTONPERFORMING ARTSSOCIETYGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: A highlight of the spring gala season, the WPAS Gala raises funds to support the organization’s productions and education programs. The evening features an auction, dinner, dancing and headline performance by a major performing arts star. DATE: Saturday, April 6; 6 p.m. LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: To be announced SPONSORSHIP: To be announced CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Roger Whyte, director of Special Events, 202-533-1891

HELENHAYESAWARDS

WHAT TO EXPECT: Washington luminaries and stage stars gather to recognize excellence in the area’s theatrical arts. Nearly 2,000 guests will gather at the Warner Theatre for the annual celebration — and region’s biggest cast party. DATE: Monday, April 8 LOCATION: The Warner Theatre ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced

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TICKET PRICE: To be announced SPONSORSHIP: To be announced CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202-3374572, www.theatrewashington.org

SIGNATURETHEATRE’S SONDHEIMAWARDGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: The award honors America’s most influential contemporary musical theater writer and composer, and is given to an artist who is closely associated with Mr. Sondheim and his work. Past honorees have included Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters and Angela Lansbury. Performances from musical theater actors from Washington and New York and a Young Artist Citation Award are also presented. The gala benefits Signature Theatre’s artistic, education and community programs. DATE: Monday, April 15 LOCATION: Embassy of Italy, Washington, D.C. ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $1,000 SPONSORSHIP: To be announced CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Erin Harms, deputy director of Development at Signature Theatre, 571-527-1827

THECORCORANBALL

WHAT TO EXPECT: This black-tie benefit features wondrously decorated formal dining rooms amid priceless works of art. The elegant evening benefits the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its award-winning outreach, educational and scholarship programs. DATE: Friday, April 19; 7 p.m. LOCATION: Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design (500 17th St. NW) ATTIRE: Formal EVENT CHAIRMAN: Logan MacKethan TICKET PRICE: From $500 SPONSORSHIP: From $10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Corcoran Ball office, 301-9513780, www.corcoran.org/ball

MAY TRUSTFORTHENATIONAL MALLBENEFITLUNCHEON

WHAT TO EXPECT: More than a thousand of Washington’s most influential civic,

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Taste of the Stars ‘A Stellar Night’ CHAIRMEN: ANNIE MAGRUDER, KAREN LOHNES philanthropic and social leaders gather for a formal luncheon in a vast tent to support the restoration and improvement of the National Mall. DATE: Thursday, May 2; 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: National Mall (Madison Drive at 13th St. NW) ATTIRE: Business; spring hats encouraged for ladies EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: To be announced SPONSORSHIP: To be announced CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: The Trust for the National Mall, 202407-9408 www.nationalmall.org

THEPHILLIPS COLLECTIONGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: Members of Congress and the Cabinet, Supreme Court Justices, ambassadors, business and community leaders, art collectors and philanthropists gather for a special evening to celebrate and support the museum. The event features a cocktail reception, dining amid art masterpieces, and dancing in the stunning ballroom of neighboring Anderson House. DATE: Friday, May 3; 6:30-9:30 p.m., dinner in the museum; 8 p.m. – midnight, dessert and dancing at Anderson House LOCATION: The Phillips Collection and Anderson House

ATTIRE: Dinner: Black-tie, After party: Cocktail attire EVENT CHAIRMAN: George Vradenburg TICKET PRICE: $1,250 for dinner and after party; $175 after party only (non-member), $125 after party (Phillips members) SPONSORSHIP: To be announced CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202459-0867, phillipscollectiongala@ linderassociates.com

BALLONTHEMALL

WHAT TO EXPECT: The best view in town, the most important parkland in the country and the nation’s leading young professionals are an integral part of this fun-filled annual event. The sponsoring L’Enfant Society raises awareness and funds for the restoration and improvement of the National Mall and efforts to make it the most majestic public space in the world. DATE: Saturday, May 4; 6 p.m. LOCATION: National Mall, Madison Drive at 13th St. NW ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $350 VIP; $175 ball SPONSORSHIP: To be announced CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: The Trust for the National Mall, 202407-9408 www.nationalmall.org,

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Real Estate Titans Team Up to Help Local Youth BYMITCHELLNSCHNEARPRESIDENTVORNADO/CHARLESESMITH

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hen I first visited Higher Achievement, a rigorous afterschool and summer academic program that gives youth from at-risk communities an opportunity to succeed, I was immediately greeted by an enthusiastic and articulate young girl. “Hi, my name is Sydney,” she said. “I go to the Ward 6 center and I’m in the sixth grade. I’m going to be your tour guide today.” My pint-sized companion led me through the facilities, from a peek into the science classroom for a hands-on demonstration of Newton’s Laws of Motion to a visit into a social studies class to check out an exciting Model United Nations debate. Later, she and the staff shared their experiences and answered my questions about the value of the curriculum and Sydney’s own aspirations. Walking out the door, I realized, “There’s simply no better investment we can make in our future than these heroic scholars.” I was hooked. Now almost three years later, I am proud to serve on the board of directors of Higher Achievement and as chairman of one of the most successful benefits in Washington: the Going Places Gala. At the 2011 event, it was humbling to be honored for our efforts to raise $500,000 in 2010. That night exceeded all expectations when the final revenue was announced — an unprecedented $840,000 was raised! We are well on our way to raising $1 million for the 2012 gala on October 18. By my side this year are four outstanding co-chairmen: Ron Paul (EagleBank), Douglas Donatelli (First Potomac Realty Trust), Chris Gladstone (Quadrangle Development Corporation) and Debra Lehman-Smith (Lehman Smith McLeish PLLC). “The D.C. real estate community has shown a tremendous amount of support for Higher Achievement,” says Lynsey Wood Jeffries, executive director of Higher Achievement D.C. Metro. “Ninety-six percent of Higher Achievement graduates finish high school, and 76 percent graduate from college. In a city where 59 percent finish high school and only 9 percent

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get a college degree, these results are astounding — and desperately needed. These opportunities aren’t possible without passionate champions and energized, committed supporters who have truly become part of the Higher Achievement family. Since 1975, Higher Achievement has provided a rigorous afterschool and summer academic program that gives youth from at-risk communities their best opportunity to succeed in middle school, and in life. They believe that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not.

Mitchell Schnear and Sydney, a Higher Achievement scholar

They envision a world where all students’ potential and promise are realized, regardless of their circumstances. From fifth through eighth grade, Higher Achievement scholars spend more than 650 hours per year learning an advanced curriculum that is aligned to local standards. This commitment is in addition to attending the standard 900 hours of school. The organization’s landmark study — the only one of its kind in the country — makes clear that Higher Achievement is successfully making progress in achieving its primary goal to help students realize and reach their full potential through a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models and a culture of high expectations.

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KENNEDYCENTER SPRINGGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: Additional information about the 21st annual Kennedy Center Gala will be announced at a later date. DATE: Sunday, May 5 LOCATION: The Kennedy Center ATTIRE: Black-tie TICKET PRICE: To be announced ONTACT FOR INFORMATION: 202-416-8338

REFUGEESINTERNATIONAL DINNER

WHAT TO EXPECT: An exclusive awards ceremony celebrating individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment to humanitarian action. The evening honors those who labor to improve the lives of displaced people and remedy displacement crises around the world and includes the presentation of the McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award, the Congressional Leadership Award, and the Richard C. Holbrooke award. DATE: To be announced, although customarily held on the first or second Thursday of May LOCATION: To be announced ATTIRE: Cocktail attire EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $400; tickets for young professionals (age 35 or less) are $175 SPONSORSHIP: $1,250 to $100,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Adelaide Belk, 202-828-0110 ext. 201, adelaide@refugeesinternational.org

THANNUALWOODROW WILSONHOUSEPERENNIAL GARDENPARTY

WHAT TO EXPECT: The annual gathering honors the many generous chairmen who have built the event over the past quarter century. There is always fierce competition (and great prizes) for the most creative spring hats, a silent auction, live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Wilson House garden. DATE: Wednesday, May 15; 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Woodrow Wilson House ATTIRE: Garden party EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $125 SPONSORSHIP: From $1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Sarah Andrews, 202-387-4062 ext. 41222, sandrews@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

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WASHINGTONBALLET ‘HEMINGWAYINPARIS’BALL

WHAT TO EXPECT: The ballet’s spring gala is always one of Washington’s most talkedabout events and this year the area’s finest philanthropists will be transported to Paris in celebration of Septime Webre’s original ballet “Hemingway:The Sun Also Rises.” The benefit supports the ballet’s community and school outreach initiatives. DATE: To be announced LOCATION: To be announced ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $1,000 SPONSORSHIP: From $1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Elizabeth Sizer, manager of special events, 202-274-4518

MARCHOFDIMES GOURMETGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: The March of Dimes Gourmet Gala is an annual fundraising dinner with a Capitol Hill flavor. Celebrity chefs, including members of Congress and other Washington notables, participate in a competitive cook-off prior to the seated dinner. Each serves a sample of a regional appetizer prepared from his or her own recipe. Prizes for the best chefs conclude the evening. DATE: Spring 2013 LOCATION: National Building Museum ATTIRE: Business EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $1,500 SPONSORSHIP: From $10,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Tina Cavucci, March of Dimes, 571-2572308, ccavucci@marchofdimes.com

SHAKESPEARETHEATRE COMANY’S‘WILLONTHEHILL’

WHAT TO EXPECT: Senators, congressmen and other distinguished Washington figures are invited onto the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s stage to perform scenes from Shakespeare — readily infused with comedic references to contemporary politics. “Will on the Hill” pays tribute to the dynamic of the capital and provides a wonderful way to engage new audiences to support the theater company’s artistic, education and community outreach programs. DATE: May 2013 LOCATION: Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW)

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ATTIRE: Business EVENT CHAIRMEN: 2013 Will on the Hill Committee TICKET PRICE: A limited number of $50 performance-only tickets; $250 dinner and performance tickets SPONSORSHIP: $1,000-$25,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: willonthehill@shakespearetheatre.org

JUNE STEPAFRIKA!VIPGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT: Step Afrika!’s gala is very different ... and very, very fun! An intimate seated dinner and the premiere of a performance by the company’s explosive dancers and special guest artists are typically followed by dessert and dancing ’til dawn. DATE: Saturday, June 1; 6 p.m. LOCATION: The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St. NE) ATTIRE: Cocktail EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $350 SPONSORSHIP: From $1,000 CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Joanne Coutts, development director, jcoutts@ stepafrika.org, 202-399-7993 ext. 112

FORD’STHEATREGALA

WHAT TO EXPECT:This festive event features red carpet arrivals by the president and other top government officials and performances by stars of stage and screen.The Ford’s Theatre Society awards its Lincoln Medal to notable individuals whose extraordinary character, accomplishments and life work reflect Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of leadership, service, humanity, eloquence and vision. DATE: Early June LOCATION: Ford’s Theatre ATTIRE: Black-tie EVENT CHAIRMEN: To be announced TICKET PRICE: $15,000 SPONSORSHIP: Via inquiry

WASHINGTONNATIONAL OPERABALL

WHAT TO EXPECT: Additional information about WNO’s signature black-tie social event will be announced at a later date. The Opera Ball typically takes place in late May or early June. CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: To be announced

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The Sanderling Resort in North Carolina’s Outer Banks provides a restful seaside escape BY ANNE H. KIM

QUICK TAKE A narrow slip of sandy land, just big enough for a country road dividing Currituck Sound from the Atlantic Ocean, is a cozy spot for a picturesque resort that proves ideal for families seeking an unhurried vacation (with a few frills) or couples in need of a secluded hideaway. SLEEP All 88 rooms divided among the property’s three buildings — North, South and Main — feature down comforters,

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upscale marble baths with organic products, beach towels and porches with views of the landscape, dunes or ocean. Try a roomy corner accommodation, which feels more like a cottage than a hotel room, and fall asleep to the sound of waves. Rates at press time ranged from $299 for a Deluxe King to $539 for an Oceanview Suite. The resort also rents homes that range from $600 to $1,500 per night, depending on the home and season.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The AAA Four Diamondawarded Sanderling Resort is flanked by Currituck Sound to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. All 88 rooms include private porches with views of landscape, dunes or ocean. The Le Bank restaurant is the only dining establishment in the Outer Banks with AAA Four Diamond awards. Sanderling’s award-winning spa offers services that incorporate local elements.

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BLISSAfter a sunrise yoga session on the beach, head to the awardwinning, full-service spa. Skip the hot tub, which could use an update from its 1980s setting, and opt instead for an invigorating treatment in the 6,000-squarefoot facility where familiar services come with high-end flourishes. “Treasures of the Sea” ($190) seeks to realign chakras and includes a ruby, diamond, amethyst and sapphire buffing that brings new meaning to the term “sun-kissed”

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skin. The standout, however, is the Serenity Ritual ($285). For 70 minutes, two therapists dip, douse, exfoliate and wrap you into an out-of-body experience. Retire to the back porch and watch waterfowl on the sound as you sip Champagne.

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The Outer Banks has the distinction of being the site of one of the first English settlements in the New World — even before Plymouth Rock.The area is rich in history, with pirate tales, a graveyard of sunken ships, wild Spanish horses and a shrine dedicated to the dawn of air travel.

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DINEThe grand, yet understated 60-seat Left Bank restaurant and its floor-to-vaulted-ceiling windows overlooking the sound set the tone for an impressive dining experience. A protégé of Washington’s own Fabio Trabocchi with a long resume of top-notch resort kitchens, Chef Travis Lee Robinson sends out elegant plates in a mature style that belies his 27 years with the help of a knowledgeable and down-to-earth staff. Ingredients make the most of the area’s rich natural bounty. The chilled asparagus soup with blue crab and grapefruit presented in a delicate wreath and doused with asparagus purée seems too pretty to eat. MISSES Room service can be spotty. One morning’s scheduled breakfast arrived 30 minutes late sans a pot of coffee; a late-night order for tea and snacks arrived fairly quickly, albeit minus a set of silverware. The resort’s own “lifesaving station” — a 19thcentury historic building — offers better fare in an interesting setting, though many restaurants in nearby downtown Duck are better options. GETTINGTHERE Driving is your best bet as the resort is a bit out of the way. 1461 Duck Rd., Duck, N.C. 27949, www.thesanderling.com, 877-650-4812.

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WRIGHTBROTHERS MEMORIAL The site where Ohio brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built and successfully tested their flight machine is now a striking memorial and museum with interactive lectures. Kids can bring their kites and find out why the brothers decided this was the best spot to test their invention. nps. gov/wrbr or outerbanks.org BODIEISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Built in 1847 then rebuilt in 1859, Bodie Island’s beacon is

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undergoing another complete renovation to make it safe for visitors in 2013. It stands 150 feet high and is characterized by the familiar black-andwhite stripes that may also be seen on nearby Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. nps.gov/caha or outerbanks.org JENNETTE’SPIER The country’s only Platinum LEED-certified pier is completely self-sustaining; it collects its own rainwater, generates its own energy (which goes back into the city grid) and fosters sustainable fishing

practices. Families can take classes to learn how to catch, clean and cook fish with some of the island’s most notable fishermen. www.jennettespier.net TRIOWINEBAR The area’s only upscale wine and beer bar boasts a vinotech machine, a type of vending machine that lets patrons try wines that would otherwise be financially out of reach. Proprietor Kenny Hyman also offers beer and gourmet cheese tastings along with other fine fare and live local music. obxtrio.com

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The Choral Arts Society of Washington is pleased to present its ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT AND GALA

Under the gracious patronage of The Embassy of Canada Barbara Rossotti, Board Chair Scott Tucker, Artistic Director Debra L. Kraft, Executive Director Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, Gala Co-chairs Catherine C. Jones, Finance Committee Chair Mary Shaffran and Sarah Vassiliou, Silent Auction Co-chairs MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012 | 7PM THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS BL ACK TIE

Tickets and tables on sale now for one of Washington’s beloved holiday traditions! Following a traditional choral concert of holiday music in the Concert Hall, the evening continues with cocktails and an exciting silent auction featuring vacations, jewelry, embassy access and more. Enjoy an elegant dinner and dance the night away!

Choral Arts thanks its season sponsors:

General Dynamics First Potomac Realty Trust PE Systems, Inc. Salient Federal Solutions

Tickets start at $675 per person. For information, or to purchase tickets and tables: Cathy Kerkam 202.244.3669 ckerkam@choralarts.org www.choralarts.org


WASHINGTON S O C I A L  D I A R Y AroundTown﹐RammyAwards﹐CharityworksPointWinneDinner﹐OvertheMoonandMore!

Michelle and David Blair at the Charity Works 100 Point Vintage Wine Tasting. (Photo by Tony Powell)

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Exceeding Expectations The founding chairman of CharityWorks’ 100 Point Vintage Wine Tasting shares his thoughts on this year’s smashing success B Y J A C K D AV I E S

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am proud to say our ninth annual 100 Point Vintage Wine Tasting on June 2 continued the tradition of being the “hottest ticket in town.” Let’s take a closer look on how we pulled together this very special evening. First, we select an amazing home from one of the area’s top philanthropists who are generous enough to donate it to us and let us overrun them for a few days. This year’s hosts, Patrice and Scott Brickman, could not have been more gracious. They follow in the footsteps of our past hosts: Barry Dixon, Norma and Russ Ramsey, Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez, Sheila Johnson and Bill Newman, Emily and Mitch Rales, Lynn and Ted Leonsis, and Joe Robert Jr. and Jim Kimsey. Second, we literally search the world to find wines that have received the coveted and seldom achieved 100 point rating given by either Wine Spectator or Wine Advocate. Every year they get harder to find and more expensive, which makes this event even more special. This year, the retail value of the 10 wines served with dinner was nearly $2,000 per person. Third, we persuade the nations’ top chefs, many of them local, to donate their time, talents and energy to design a course complementing the wines.

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wounded service men and women and their families. The evening got off to a rousing start with a surprise landing on Brickman’s lawn by the All Veteran parachute team comprised of military veterans, some of whom are disabled. As the last jumper sailed over the guests, you could Left: Kay Kendall and Jack Davies. Bottom Left: have heard a pin drop as wine from the event he unfolded the American Bottom Right: floral arrangements flag over our heads. (Photos by Tony Powell During dinner, the guests and Freed Photography) were entertained by Chris Mann, finalist from “The Voice,” and heard moving personal testimonials by Desiree Williams about how See Forever had transformed her life and from Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, Garrison Commander, Fort Belvoir, about the importance of the USO in his personal recovery from double amputation caused by injuries sustained in combat. Inspired by Most impor tantly, their stories, the live all of this benefits two auction raised over outstanding nonprofits.This $215,000 — our most year’s beneficiaries were See successful ever. Forever Foundation, which It has been an operates the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools, whose mission is to honor to be involved with this event, which has serve children that have failed in other schools, raised nearly $5 million since its inception to and USO Operation Enduring Freedom, which help area nonprofits. We are all looking forward is building a world-class Warrior and Family to what next year’s event will bring. Center at the New Walter Reed to help our

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Barry Dixon, Leah Gansler and Chris Mann*

Lucretia Murphy and David Domenici*

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Charitable Cuisine Inside CharityWorks 100 Point Vintage Wine Tasting with the celebrity chefs who prepared each gourmet course Jennifer Crovato

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SPIKEGJERDE Woodberry Kitchen Crab with cucumber and bronze fennel; Maryland country ham with mustard seed, lovage and rye

ADAMSOBEL Bourbon Steak Marinated octopus with crispy saffron aioli and black tomato; fried chicken skins with Pappy Van Winkle, hot sauce and honey

CELINATIO Julian Restaurant, Kansas City (Bravo’s Top Chef Masters) Caviar with oysters, shallots and sherry; Wine pairings: Louis Roederer Cristal 1999 and Moët & Chandon Dom Perignon 1996

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BRYANVOLTAGGIO Volt Veal with pumpernickel radiatori, garden herbs, flowers and sea beans; Wine Pairings: Château Cheval-Blanc St. Emilion 1999 and 2000

PAULKAHAN& DAVIDPOSEY Blackbird, Chicago Squab with chanterelles, hearts of palm, onion jam, cherries and burnt cinnamon; Wine Pairings: Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée da Capo 2000 and 1998

SCOTTDREWNO The Source Madai (snapper) with Thai flavors and shrimp chip; pork belly with lettuce and puffed rice

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CATHALARMSTRONG Restaurant Eve Lamb, new potatoes and manni per mio figlio; Wine Pairings: MoutonRothschild 1986 and 1982

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RJCOOPER* Rouge 24 Passion fruit, mango, burnt honey and candied nuts; Wine Pairings: Domaine Huet Vouvray Cuvée Constance 1997 and Château d’Yquem 2001 *Recruited and organized participating Chefs

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Juan Manuel Molina, the Infanta Cristina, Marina K. French, Harry Cooper and Andrew Gundlach

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Cristy Meiners and Brandon Burgon

“THE LADDER OF ESCAPE” First nighters enjoying a privileged view of Catalan Surrealist artist Joan Miró’s paintings, sculptures and ceramic works couldn’t help wondering about the contrast between his mischievous early images — playful shapes in red, blue and black — and more violent later works that were a product of terrible times in his homeland during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. ALASTING IMPRESSION Guests agreed that the monumental exhibition of some 120 works was a major blockbuster and many vowed they would be back to see it again before the show closed August 12.

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THEARC | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON SING UP A star-studded gala for THEARC’s Covenant House boasted an array of Broadway stars who performed favorites from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Les Misérables.” LIZZIEAWARD Noted philanthropist and business mogul Ted Leonsis received the highest honor. “It is shocking and sad that there are more than two million homeless youth in this nation,” he said, noting that “Covenant House is literally a lifesaver, helping kids get off the streets and find their way forward.” Before the “aer-party” with the Boadway stars, several youths told the audience how the shelter serving abused, homeless and trafficked young people between the ages of 18 and 24 in Washington, had improved their lives by taking them off the streets.

Virginia Williams and Judith Terra

Chris Taylor and Alessandra Carozza

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Liz and Douglas Smith

John Hague, Emily Lynn, James Roemer and Karri Brady

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RELISHINGSHAKESPEARE At a buoyant celebration for bringing home this year’s prestigious 2012 Regional Theater Tony Award — one of the highest accolades a theater outside of New York can get — the artistic director of Washington’s very own Shakespeare Theatre Company, Michael Kahn, was praised by friends for his steadfast leadership. Kahn, in turn, offered thanks for a “very touching tribute to have the work of all of the artists and staff who have been a part of our 25-year history acknowledged.” VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Melissa Moss, Jonathan Silver and Bonnie Scherschow

Willee Lewis and Jeremy Bernard

MASTERWORK Guests sipped strawberry lemonade poolside at a house designed by famed architect Richard Neutra to honor Pulitzerwinning playwright, author and public health advocate Larry Kramer, here for the opening of Arena Stage’s “The Normal Heart.” Kramer’s unforgeable story of “love, rage and pride” about the rise of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980’s earned him the 2011 Tony Award for best revival and a Drama Desk Award for outstanding revival of a play. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Authors and Causes Literary lions turn out for the East Hampton Library; George and Trish Vradenburg raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s Disease

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because it is funded by private donors, not the government or local property taxes. Its roots go deep. In 1732, Benjamin Franklin and a few friends formed BY DONNA SHOR the Library Company of Philadelphia, said to be America’s first free library. Twenty-one years later, the farmers of East Hampton founded this one. Guests sipped wine and sampled seafood and excellent hors d’oeuvres under a huge tent, mingling with such literary lights as David Baldacci Martin Amis, Peter (Photo by Alexander James) Matthiessen, Dick Cavett, Ken Auletta, AUTHORAUTHORThere was a modest turnout Lynn Sherr, Robert Klein, Elizabeth Holtzman, Kati back in 2005, when prize-winning actor-director- Marton, Dava Sobel, Robert K. Massie, Michael author-philanthropist Alec Baldwin and best- Schnayerson, Nelson DeMille and scarlet-clad Dr. selling author-philanthropist Barbara Goldsmith Ruth Westheimer with one of her usual timidly dreamed up the first “Authors Night” to raise titled volumes,“Sexually Speaking.” funds for the East Hampton Library. Authors were seated alphabetically, a few This year some 150 authors (many with “clumped” with kindred volumes. One such trio equally impressive hyphenated accomplishments) included director Sam Irvin with his splendid sat at long tables smiling and quite agreeable to show-biz saga “Kay Thompson: from Funny being chatted up by the 1,000 visitors. Baldwin Face to Eloise,” the story of the flamboyant and Goldsmith amiably inscribed their books entertainer, coach to Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, knowing that proceeds from sales would go Liza Minelli and Marilyn Monroe, and creator directly to the library. This year almost $200,000 of the precocious 6-year-old. Next to him sat was raised through book sales, $100 tent entrance Hilary Knight, the talented artist who brought fees and dinners with the authors that ranged in Thompson’s Eloise to life with his illustrations, price from $250 to $2,500. and former model Patty Farmer who — just like East Hampton Library needs the money Eloise — lives at the Plaza. Farmer, who owns a

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$7 million condo there, recounted tales of the hotel’s famed nightspot and the great entertainers who once appeared there in a book titled “The Persian Room Presents.” There were echoes of the nation’s capital as well: LBJ chronicler Robert Caro and comedienne/author Ali Wentworth (“Ali in Wonderland and Other Tall Tales”), who grew up in Washington and has additional roots here with husband George Stephanopoulos. Super-thriller author David Baldacci was raised in Northern Virginia and lives there still with his wife Michelle, daughter Spencer and son Collin. After law school at the University of Virginia, he worked as a lawyer for nine years before his writing took off, selling more than 110 million books in 45 languages and nearly 100 countries. As if that weren’t enough, People magazine dubbed him one of America’s 50 Most Beautiful People. THEFUNCOUPLE’SSERIOUSGOAL George and Trish Vradenburg are a popular

pair. George is a lawyer so prized for his strategic thinking that he has played key executive roles at CBS, Fox and America Online. A genial and quietly humorous soul, he supports myriad causes and serves as chairman of the Phillips Collection. Trish is a funny, endearing former sitcom writer, novelist and playwright. Her bon mots, i.e., wisecracks, are justifiably famous. She is also a woman haunted by the memory of watching her vibrant, politically active mother slowly wither and die from Alzheimer’s Disease. Trish has used her comic gifts to dramatize Alzheimer’s in her play,“Surviving Grace,” recalling her mother’s remembered wit as “Grace” jousted with her daughter amid laughter and tears while struggling with the disease. Diane Rehm, Marilu Henner and Dan Glickman and others read the play’s first act on Oct. 10, followed by a dinner for top donors in the Phillips Collection’s Music Room. The sponsoring organization is the USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network, founded by the Vradenburgs to raise desperately needed research funds to eradicate Alzheimer’s by 2020.

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ADVENTURE The National Geographic Society launched its 125th year with a cocktail reception honoring especially adventurous souls. This year’s “Explorer of the Year” award was given to Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. The Hubbard Medal was bestowed posthumously upon Swiss Oceanographer Jacques Piccard. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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THE LAST SONG Norman Scribner, founder and director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, was honored at a reception following his final performance before retirement, a rousing and emotional rendition of Johannes Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem.” Friends and colleagues joined his successor, Sco Tucker, in praising the maestro for his 47 years of service.

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this time to present the trophy to Janis Whithaun, owner of Mary Lou Whitney Fort Larner, winner of the $750,000 Whitney Handicap. After the races one evening, Peggy Steinman hosted guests at her columned Fifth Avenue home in honor of the Marion du Pont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg.Virginia Tech President Charles Steger caught up with his

college roommate (at Tech of course), Wayne Chatfield Taylor and wife Susie. (They breed thoroughbreds at their Morgan’s Ford Farm in Front Royal, Va.) Steeplechase trainer Doug Fout and wife Beth attended as well as Jacqueline Ohrstrom who was with fellow coaching enthusiast Gary Montsdeoca from Sebring, Fla. Julie and John Coles ventured north for a few days with their daughter Sloane, an accomplished show jumping rider, and son Peyton, who is studying architecture at the University of Michigan. “If I had known what all this was about, I’d have listened to my father and come up here years ago,” the young man reflected. “I thought he wanted me to come up here and muck stalls or something.” John Coles, a Wayne Chatfield-Taylor Middleburg at Middleburg’s Thomas and Talbot, has just listed Spring Hill Farm, the 2,426-acre estate of the late Ned Evans.The property is actually four horse farms with three main houses, 11 tenant houses, eight barns, a lake and streams — all surrounded by immaculate white-board fences. Price: $25 million. Proceeds from his art, horse and real estate holdings are to go to the Edward P. Evans Foundation, which focuses on cancer research in the areas of myelodisplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia.

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Marriott Wardman Park Hotel | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL TOP TOQUES Restaurant professionals and esteemed patrons alike gave a “Hats O to Restaurantsâ€? salute at the 30th Annual RAMMY Awards, a beneďŹ t dinner organized by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. More than 1,600 guests cheered as 16 coveted awards were presented to, among others: Vikram Sunderam of Rasika (Best Chef of the Year), Je and Barbara Black of Black Restaurant Group (Restaurateur of the Year), Fiola Restaurant (Best New Restaurant) and Black Jack (Hoest Restaurant Bar Scene).

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LEADERSFORLIFE “Idealists who take action” were in great supply at a gala dinner supporting a vision whereby all youth are on track to graduate from high school. Founders’ Circle members Carolyn and Jeffrey Leonard were among the champions, sponsors and educators treated to perfectly timed physical training demonstrations by City Year Washington D.C.’s corps members, a moving choral performance by Stanton Elementary School and the “Lifetime of Idealism” award presented by corps member Gabby Fish to Bank of America’s Mid-Atlantic President Bill Couper for his steadfast charitable and community engagement. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Claire Shipman and Jay Carney Residence | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL FAMILYAFFAIR A water slide, sweet treats and lemonade were cooling perks at this scorching summer soirée benefiting the East Bali Poverty Project’s efforts to reduce disease and malnutrition and improve infrastructure on the Indonesian island. Claire Shipman, Jay Carney, Virginia Shore and Tom Hardart hosted the sun-and-fun benefit. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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SPRINGSURPRISEA torrential downpour didn’t dampen Washington Performing Arts Society’s cherry-blossomthemed ode to the arts hosted by Japanese Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki, his wife Yoriko and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The lively evening had surprises that brought cheers, including last-minute donations by Mexican Amb. Arturo Sarukhan and Tony Award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell (who also entertained with an eclectic selection of songs). All told, the evening brought in over $900,000 for the nonprofit arts organization. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Ed Rendell and Chris Mahews hosted a reception celebrating the first museum dedicated to the legacy of the American Revolution.

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Wireless technology innovators from Ericsson, TMobile, Verizon, Sprint and Syniverse celebrated notable efforts in their field at this Bahamas-themed event.

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LOCALSOCIAL Over 200 guests picnicked and paraded at the home of Michelle and Chris Olson to celebrate the rich history of Northern Virigina with an interactive exhibit. DAYTIME DELIGHT: Hosted in tandem with Michelle Olson’s parents, Fred and Marlene Malek, the event featured the Virginia Indian Dance Troupe and Caribbean Carnival costume makers. Music by the Northern Neck Chantey Singers filled the air as guests sampled a homemade local favorite dish, Brunswick Stew. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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“I always light the fireplace,” Norma Ramsey says inside the library of her Great Falls home. She and interior designer Barry Dixon chose an ochre pallette, an unexpected choice, for the library and incorporated the rich, saturated colors from the Oriental rug into the Rubelli silk curtains and Scalamandré woven fabric on the sofa. A round antique Regency censer table anchors the room, while an antique Russian screen bought at auction plays to its intricate patterns.

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uss and Norma Ramsey are just back from Colorado where they spent the latter part of the summer navigating bikes through the Rockies, a particularly active way to close a vacation that began with sun and surf at their house in Bethany Beach, Del. It’s only been a few days and already things are moving at a fast pace in their sprawling Great Falls home. “Can I watch the boys in the batting cage?” their precocious 6-year-old daughter Paige asks with an expectant smile and big blue eyes, interrupting her mother as she gives a visitor a tour of the house. The former real estate agent grants permission and continues the tour, only to be interrupted by the dogs — a pair of Hungarian Vizsla bound into the formal dining room, all wagging tongues and tails. If you didn’t know the Ramseys, you’d think they hadn’t quite gotten back into the swing of things, but this is just another day at “Camp Ramsey,” as Russ, a financier and chairman of the board of George Washington University, likes to call it. “You’re seeing what happens here,” says Norma as she greets a neighbor’s boy, who has just dropped by to join her 19-year-old son, Eric, for batting practice out back.

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“This is why we wanted to live in Great Falls and raise our family, to have the space for them to have plenty of kids around all the time. It’s kids central.” If Russ, a former baseball star who attended GW on an athletic scholarship, had his way, he’d be running a sports camp in his backyard, where he could discuss training theory with Eric, a soon-to-be rising star in his own right on the Wake Forest baseball team, and the rest of the neighbors’ kids. With tennis and basketball courts in addition to a batting cage, it wouldn’t be a difficult task to accomplish. If Norma had her way, they would be tending a farm. Their sizeable vegetable garden that provides organic produce to local restaurants and a chicken coop where a clutch of Carolina Blues range free indicate that this, too, is possible. Camp Ramsey. Farm Ramsey. No matter what the name might be, it all comes down to the couple’s raison d’être —

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LEFT: The family room, which has seen many a Christmas morning, opens into the garden through iron doors mounted behind Asian consoles flanking a Palladian window. A custom Odegard carpet defines the seating area. Tomlinson chairs covered in Vervain fabric and a large screen — were all designed by Barry Dixon. An intricate handwoven thatchery from Old World Weavers covers the ceiling. ABOVE: A painting of an unknown woman overlooks a Dixon-designed dining set. Many dinner conversations have revolved around who she might be. Barry Dixon designed the chairs for Tomlinson in Malmaison fabric by Fortuny. The chandelier and lumieres are 19th-century Waterford crystal. The rug is antique oushak from Timothy Paul in Washington, D.C. China are antique Transferware. Hodsoll-McKenzie “Document Toile” upholstered walls absorb sound in the room.

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their four children: Bailey, 20; Eric; Mark, 16; and Paige. With the needs of their bustling family in mind, the Ramseys bought their classic Georgian Revival-style home on five acres in the fall of 1992. Back then, the newly constructed house was just a collection of boxy white rooms on a bare lot. The couple quickly enlisted the aid of then-unknown interior designer Barry Dixon, whom they met when they needed someone to outfit their Bethany Beach, Del. vacation home. Over the next 19 years, Dixon and Norma Ramsey spent every Thursday night hashing out their vision until an elegant house emerged, one that was comfortable and durable enough to withstand the demands of an active family of six. “It’s just amazing when you think of the longevity of the relationship,” Dixon says.“We can complete each other’s sentences.” The biggest design challenge was to overcome the imposing scale of the 15,000-square-foot house,with eight

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bedrooms and nine full and two half baths. At the same time, Dixon wanted to honor the couple’s desire for a warm and gracious home. He accomplished that by adding timeless, classic elements that fit Norma’s traditional style. Nineteenth-century Waterford crystal, antique oushak rugs, Schumacher wallcoverings in toile patterns, and richly toned Fortuny and Scalamandré fabrics are among the many detailed appointments. As the children grew, the overall look naturally evolved. The downstairs den, filled with easels and art supplies for small hands to sketch and draw, was organized into a more sedate living space with a decidedly adult feel. But much of the house has been preserved. Even with two children in college and a third flexing his wings as a new driver, the house remains an active social center with the custom-designed kitchen — their favorite room — at the heart of it. Though Norma and Russ are both true Washingtonians, their mothers hail from the South,

TOP: An antique walnut canapé covered in its original needlepoint tapestry fabric is centered between balcony French doors. The twin lounge chairs are J. Lambeth in Bergamo fabric. Fortuny drapery with matching custom wall finish by Warnock Studios and Gore Dean lighting. (Photo by Erik Kvalsvik for Fortuny Interiors) ABOVE: The family’s “favorite” room looking out to a large seating area and breakfast room. The kitchen was custom-designed by Portfolio Kitchens in Vienna and finished with cerused oak and granite countertops.

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which is why, come holiday time, their Southern roots take center stage. “Everyone in this family cooks — even Paige,” Norma says. “Mark probably caught on the quickest. He would come in and figure out what to cook with things in his garden.” The Ramseys’ bon vivant nature and open-door policy attract friends as well, leading to spontaneous dinner parties where Russ spins tunes. Here, too, the family’s athletic and competitive spirit emerges with “creative” games, like one where dozens of Ping-Pong balls got thrown into the pool. With such a busy home life, it’s hard to believe that Norma and Russ have any time for careers. Between raising a family and building their nest, Norma cultivated a real estate practice, while Russ built a lucrative career as co-founder, president and co-CEO of Friedman, Billings and Ramsey Group and then founder of Ramsey Asset Management. They have been heavily involved in philanthropic pursuits as founding members of the Venture Philanthropy Partners cooperative and their own family foundation, in addition to lending a considerable amount of time to Make-a-Wish Foundation, Fight for Children, Potomac School and D.C.’s Big Brothers Big Sisters, among others. Sometimes, their charitable work is as spontaneous as their dinner parties, like a company-sponsored Christmas fête that raised $150,000 for veterans and soldiers. Hard work and giving back come naturally to the Ramseys, who were both raised by parents of limited means. Norma grew up in Maryland the daughter of a dairy farmer who faked his age at 17 to join the Air Force and dreamed of some day sending his daughter to a state university. She learned the value of persistence early on. At the age of eight, her parents had to pull her

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out of the school pool at 3 a.m. as she doggedly swam laps to raise money for her school. Russ grew up in Washington where he saw first-hand how entire communities can be lost during the 1968 riots, a chapter in local history that affects him to this day. When Russ’s father became disabled in his 50s, his mother went back to work, taking jobs wherever she could find them. For both, education was the key. “Education changed my life,” Russ says. “Without it, I don’t even want to speculate where my life would have gone. “As a basic opportunity, I think everyone in this country should feel like they can have a high school education,” he adds. “A university equivalent should be given as a goal for everyone. And sadly, just because of the structure, the cost and inflation, that’s not necessarily the case any more.” Russ and Norma are optimistic about the future. They have to be. Unlike many of their friends who are looking forward to empty nests, the Ramseys have a bit more to do. As if on cue, Paige pitter-patters into the room. “We fixed that with the best thing we ever did,” Norma says, referring to their youngest. “We don’t have to think about the next thing. We’re busy.”

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LEFT: The 5,000-square-foot house on five acres was originally a bare lot. The Ramseys added a circular driveway, landscaping, a six-car garage and carriage house. ABOVE: The master bedroom’s large mansard roof creates a “realm within a realm,” with wall coverings by Schumacher. A Gustavian Swedish antique sofa covered in Rubelli fabric sits at the foot of a luxurious canopy bed.

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Change in Season As summer sojourns end, these properties are on the market

MCLEAN  MILLRIDGEMCLEANVA  Built from the highest quality materials available, this stately Colonial boasts Flemish Bond Brick, a slate roof, gorgeous hardwood floors and extensive millwork. Adorned with Palladian windows, the house features four finished levels with a palatial master suite, five additional bedrooms and six full bathrooms. Other notable features include a custom chef ’s kitchen, eight fireplaces and a three-car garage. The expansive rear terrace overlooks handsomely manicured grounds and a tranquil in-ground pool.

ASKING PRICE $3,249,000 LISTING AGENTS Penny Yerks & Piper Gioia, 703-760-0744; TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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LISTING AGENT Jim Bell, 202-6074000; Beasley Real Estate

This striking Beaux-Arts-style residence has been renovated and features magnificent principal rooms on the main level, including a formal dining room and living room with fireplace.The large eat-in kitchen includes yet another fireplace and leads to a veranda overlooking a private garden.The entire second floor is devoted to the master suite, which has three fireplaces. The house includes three additional bedrooms and a lower level with a catering kitchen and a two-bedroom apartment. A separate carriage house comes with a bedroom and one-and-a-half baths.

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ASKING PRICE $4,500,000 LISTING AGENT Lilian Jorgenson, 703-407-0766; McLean Office of Long & Foster Realtors

Near the towers of Tysons Corner, a country lane meanders into the woods to a house that would make Thomas Jefferson proud. No expense was spared to make this property perfectly balanced and impeccably appointed. A twin Twelve Oaks-style staircase rises from the stately foyer, two grand salons are dressed with fireplaces, and the squire’s library is richly appointed.There is a second casual library, a sunroom and master suite larger than many homes. Upstairs, there are four world-class suites.The club level rivals the most luxurious country club amenities.

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ASKING PRICE $2,250,000

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LISTING AGENTS Anne Hatfield Weir, 202-2431635 and Heidi Hatfield, 202-243-1634; Washington Fine Properties

Beautifully sited to provide maximum privacy and verdant views, this lovely home offers grand public rooms featuring exquisite millwork and coffered ceilings.There is a handsome library with a wet bar. Multiple New England-style porches and a charming lower-level loggia provide easy access to the beautiful garden. A very spacious master suite and two additional bedrooms and baths are on the second floor.There is a finished third floor, which offers myriad possibilities.The aboveground lower level has a sunny recreation room, bedroom and full bath.

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Located on the 7th floor, this residence features 6,650 sf, dramatic vistas and an award-winning contemporary design. Includes 7 bedrooms, 5 full baths, library, family room, 4 garage spaces, and rooftop pool. Steps from fine shops, restaurants, and Georgetown Waterfront Park, while affording comfort and urban elegance. $6,750,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7791011

Constructed c. 1855 & recently renovated, this Victorian in historic Old Town features grand entertaining spaces and period details on 4 levels. Amenities include a chef’s EIK, smart house tech, audio system w/ media room, roof balconies, 2 sybaritic master suites, wine cellar and rear garden w/ parking. $2,495,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/ax7810306 Robin Waugh | 703.819.8809

This renovated Tudor Revival features 5 BR and 4.5 BA. The kitchen includes marble counter tops, Wolf oven and range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The master suite features a walk-in closet, bath w/ dual vanities and a balcony. Completing this offering is a rec. room, large backyard and terrace. $2,149,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7867341 Michael Rankin | 202.271.3344

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Sited on one of the largest privately owned lots in Kalorama, this recently renovated home is restored with modern conveniences while reflecting the style of the early 1900s. Features original moldings, restored and refinished floors. Grounds feature a large front porch and two rear porches, swimming pool, and detached 2-car garage. $4,750,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/2203wyoming Michael Rankin | 202.271.3344

This rarely available Watergate West apt offers views of the Key Bridge w/ 60 feet of balcony. This must-see unit is one of the city’s “Best Address” co-op buildings w/ an estimated 3,620 sf of living space. Watergate West offers 24hr front desk, doorman, maintenance, on-site professional management. $2,395,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7858465 Stan Kelly | 202.997.1872

Charming brick 1812 Federal in West Village. Elegant hall entrance, Den, Kitchen, Dining Room, Staff Quarters. 2nd level Living Room opens to terrace and garden. 2BRs, BA. Upper 2BRs BA W/D. 3 FPS w/ original mantels. Abundance of sunlight and terrific location close to the village amenities. $1,995,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7771792 Julia Diaz-Asper | 202.256.1887

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Graceful elegance and charm as you approach this classic stone beauty. 8 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, conservatory, 3 laundry rooms, dog shower, fabulous kitchen. Classic details throughout this house: crown moulding, chair rail moulding, columns, handsome built-in cabinets and shelves. $3,380,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/fx7862489 Penny Yerks | 703.760.0744

Lovely brick 3 finished level Colonial in great location on private lot. Very well maintained by owner. Beautiful large lot, walk out lower level, luxury Master Suite, upscale gourmet kitchen, Great Room, super rec rm with bar/dance flr, hardwoods,deck, private patio, public water/sewer, cul de sac! $2,265,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/fx7897830 Gloria Adams | 703.356.6645

The incomparable 3303 Water Street – the most soughtafter address along the Gtown Waterfront. A large 1-BR featuring clean architectural lines, the finest finishes, and expansive C&O Canal views. Spectacular city and river views, rooftop pool, sun decks, doorman and concierge. $995,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7761761 Gary Wicks | 202.486.8393 Mary Fox | 202.316.963

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Beautifully designed Cullinane home with timeless craftsmanship. The highest quality materials include hardwood floors, extensive mill-work, perfect master suite, chef’s kitchen, 8 fireplaces, en-suite secondary baths and Palladian windows. 4 finished levels. Rear terrace overlooks grounds w/tranquil in-ground pool. $3,249,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/fx7876281 Penny Yerks | 703.760.0744

This magnificent Watergate Pent House offers spectacular views of the Potomac River, Rosslyn, VA and the Classic Revival Francis Scott Key Bridge. The Best Address co-op offers a full service building w/ 24hr front desk, doorman, maintenance and walking distance to historic Georgetown and the Kennedy Center. $2,200,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7798952 Stan Kelly | 202.997.1872

Opportunity to own a 2 BR unit in the Metropole! Entertain in your kitchen with custom cabinets & Bosch appliances or relax in your 3 spa-like BAs. Enjoy the phenomenal finishes in this 1,490 sf condo. Use your garage parking spot or walk to all that Logan Circle has to offer. $975,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7813614 Bill Hounshell | 202.427.7890 Michael Fowler | 202.812.0272

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Venerable Venues Summer comes to a close with the sale of charming vintage properties BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

THE DISTRICT Roger and Betty Frankel sold TH STREET NW to Rolf and France Graage for $3,025,000. Mr. Frankel is a partner at the Orick, Herrington & Sutcliffe law firm. The 1894 Georgetown residence has been meticulously renovated from top to bottom to feature a gourmet eat-in kitchen, second-floor library, lower-level family room and second kitchen, rear patio and well-manicured garden leading to a charming two-story carriage house. The listing agent was Mark McFadden while the buyer’s agents were Ellen Morrell and Matt McCormick of Washington Fine Properties. Tom and Kathy Raffa bought  KALORAMACIRCLENW for $5,725,000 from 34 Kalorama Circle LLC. Mr. Raffa is president and founder of RAFFA P.C., a consulting, accounting and technology firm. The eightbedroom Beaux Arts French Revival house was built in 1930 and completely renovated. It features a cherry-paneled library, a dining room that seats 20 and stunning three-tiered garden. Washington Fine Properties’ Jeffrey Mauer was the listing agent while the buyer’s agent was Lyndsy Bennett of Coldwell Banker. Kathryn Oberly and Haynes Johnson sold  WOODLANDDRIVENW for $3,925,000. Ms. Oberly is a judge with the D.C. Court of Appeals and a former general counsel to Ernst & Young. Mr. Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and political commentator. The nine-bedroom Colonial in Massachusetts Avenue Heights was built in 1941. The distinguished residence was recently renovated and expanded to include a double-height family room and flagstone deck overlooking mature gardens and a heated swimming pool. The listing agent was Coldwell Banker’s Monica Boyd while the buyer’s agent was Liz Lavette of Washington Fine Properties. The former residence of Janice Goldsten

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2812 Woodland Drive NW sold for $3,925,000.

Wasserman at  ELLICOTT STREET NW bedroom Victorian Dupont row house was built

has sold for $4,247,500. The six-bedroom Forest Hills Tudor was built in 1925 and features embassy-size rooms, two kitchens, staff quarters, boxwood gardens, a koi pond, carriage house and over an acre of majestic grounds. The property also includes a Beverly Hills-style 40-by-60-foot swimming pool. The property was originally built for George N. Everett, a vice president of Woodward & Lothrop, the fabled Washington department store. In 1947, Mrs. Wasserman and her husband George Wasserman bought the house. Janice lived there until her death in 2008. The grand fieldstone beauty was the 2011 D.C. Design House and helped raise funds for Children’s National Medical Center. The listing agent for the transaction was Coldwell Banker’s Ellen Wilner; the buyer’s agent was Cathie Gill of Cathie Gill Inc. Jack and Sally Molenkamp sold   Q STREET NW to Scott and Ann Michel for $2,240,000. Mr. Molenkamp is a senior partner at Hunton & Williams LLP. Mr. Michel is president of the Caplin & Drysdale law firm. The four-

in 1890 and features a large family-style gourmet kitchen, period woodwork, six fireplaces, oak hardwood floors throughout and a two-bedroom apartment. The listing agent was Coldwell Banker’s Martin Toews while TTR Sotheby’s Jonathan Taylor was the buyer’s agent. Marc and Emily Porter bought  RD STREETNW in Chevy Chase for $1,060,000 from Thomas and Lisa McLish. Mr. McLish is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss.The four-bedroom property features a walk-out level basement, patio and stunning kitchen. Long & Foster’s Jennifer Knoll was the listing agent; Long & Foster’s Marc Fleisher was the buyer’s agent. The former home of Keith Eugene at   QSTREETNW was sold to local chef Johnny Monis and his wife Anne Marler for $1.3 million. Monis and Marler are partners in two restaurants; they own and operate Dupont Circle’s Komi and Little Serow.The four-bedroom Logan Circle row house was built in 1880.Yale Scott of TTR Sotheby’s was the listing agent. Dana Perino sold   TH STREET SE

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on Capitol Hill to James Andretta and Karen Wong for $755,000. Perino, the owner of the Dana Perino and Company consulting firm, hosts “The Five” on Fox News, and is a former press secretary to President George W. Bush. The four-bedroom row house was built in 1909 but redesigned in 2007 to include an addition incorporating another level, balcony and sunny roof terrace. TTR Sotheby’s Fleur Howgill was the listing agent while Coldwell Banker’s Dyanne Branand was the buyer’s agent

MARYLAND James Gibson sold   SURREYSTREET in Chevy Chase to Steven and Allison Lockshin for

$3,110,000. Mr. Lockshin is CEO of Convergent Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm headquartered in Potomac. The six-bedroom house was built in 2011. Marc Fleisher of Long & Foster was both the listing and buyer’s agent. Jeffrey and Kate Lindsey sold   THREE SISTERS ROAD in Potomac to billionaire art collector Mitchell Rales and his wife, Emily, for $2,646,500. Rales co-founded Danaher Corporation, a science and technology manufacturer headquartered in the District. Mr. Lindsey is president of Alpha Corp., a Sterlingbased engineering consulting firm. Rales has recently purchased several properties in this area that are adjacent to his main residence.

Tom and Kathy Raffa bought 34 Kalorama Circle NW for $5,725,000.

The expansive estate includes a lake and the Glenstone Art museum, a private collection open by appointment only. Kenneth Slosser, head of investment banking at FBR & Co., sold  BELMART ROAD to an undisclosed buyer for $3,275,000. The five-bedroom French manor house was built in 1992 and boasts a custom lower-level bar and state-of-the-art wine cellar. It stands on more than three wooded acres and includes a pool with cabana and an over-sized four-car garage. The listing agents were Washington Fine Properties’ William F.X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki, while the buyer’s agent

was Long & Foster’s Jill Schwartz.

VIRGINIA Cornwell and Nancy Appleby sold 

 BROOK VALLEY LANE in McLean for $3,150,000 with the help of Long & Foster’s Marianne Predergast, who was both the listing and buyer’s agent. Mr.Appleby is the former chief legal council for Booz Allen Hamilton. The custombuilt Colonial, finished in 2001, sits on a private, gated two-acre lot that includes lush landscaping, a waterfall and circular driveway. Other features include a covered patio, walkout lower level with exercise room and a wood-paneled library.

PROPERTYLINES SECONDTIMEACHARM Michael Masoud Darvishi seems to be trying for a second homesale record in McLean. He recently listed DULANY DRIVE for $32 million. Darvishi, the president of Noble Construction Company, previously sold 1322 Balls Hill Road for $10.2 million — the highest sale in McLean in 2010 (it had been on the market for $12 million). The property is set to feature a 28,000-square-foot Beaux Arts mansion designed by Harrison Design Associates that debuts in 2014. Long & Foster’s Fouad Talout is the listing agent.

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TELECOMEXECLISTS Allen and Hajar Izadpanah have listed  MASONWOODDRIVE for $9.9 million. Mr. Izadpanah is the CEO of Visual Telecommunications Network Inc. The Fairiway Greenes Estate features 18,000 square feet of living space set on 35 acres. The seven-bedroom property includes a private ninehole professional golf course, tennis court, pool, concert hall, art gallery and three-level guest house. ReMax is the listing broker. LUXURYPETKENNEL FOUNDERSELLS Leah Fried Sedwick, daughter of B. Mark

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Fried, the late Northern Virginia real estate developer, is selling  WASHINGTONSTREET NORTH in Alexandria for $4.7 million. Mrs. Sedwick is the founder of Olde Town Pet Resort, a luxury pet spa and boarding operation with facilities in Springfield and Dulles. The residential property features a free-standing Federal house built in the early 19th century and a new three-car garage plus a luxury one-bedroom carriage house. Highlights include a double parlor, gourmet kitchen, master suite with custom dressing room and professionally landscaped private yard with gated

entry. Long & Foster’s Kerry Adams is the listing agent. RAVENSLINEBACKERLISTS Michael McAdoo, a Baltimore Ravens linebacker is selling his 1938 Langley Farms house at  DOGWOODDRIVE in McLean, for $6,999,000. The seven-bedroom property has been completely renovated and restored by architect David Decker. The private enclave is situated on two acres and features grand entertaining rooms, a wraparound front porch, French doors throughout, seven fireplaces and breathtaking views. The listing agent is Keller Williams’ Chris Fraley.

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Bethesda, Maryland

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Chevy Chase, Maryland

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Chevy Chase, Maryland

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Peace prevails thru-out this award-winning Frank Lloyd Wright influenced contemporary on 2+ acres. Walls of windows to view spectacular gardens and terraces. Master bedroom on main level, separate carriage house apartment. Joanna Simeone 301.980.2565/ 301.983.0060 (O). Joanna.Simeone@longandfoster.com

Sophisticated and elegant 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home with over 5,000 finished sq. ft. on 16,000 sq. ft. lot. Wonderful seasonal views of Potomac River, gracious rooms for entertaining, 3 fireplaces, huge family room, au pair suite. Becky Day 301.980.3731/ 202.362.1300 (O).

Behind an elegant neoclassical entrance is a gracious 5 BR, 5.5 BA home, surrounded by a serene, garden designed by noted landscape architects, Oehme Van Sweden. A two story addition features a solarium with floor to ceiling windows and a luxurious master suite. Bethesda All Points/Miller 301.229.4000.

A fabulous renovated 1921 prairie-style house, transformed into a spectacular 4 bedroom/ 4 bath home. Visionary architects combined forces to make this tour de force. Spectacular chef’s kitchen, sun porch, artist studio, 1st floor guest suite and a spacious master suite. Chevy Chase Office 202.363.9700.

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Expansive 4,600 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 4 bath Tudor-style home in Garrett Park features gourmet kitchen with center island and large bright breakfast room. Two fireplaces, wood floors on main and upper levels, crown molding, vaulted ceilings, skylights and much more. Friendship Heights 301.652.2777.

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Lovely, renovated 6 BR/4.5 BA colonial. An understated exterior and incredible light-filled living interior featuring a gourmet kitchen/family room addition with 12+ ft. ceilings, dramatic stairway to 3 levels, large MBR suite, in-law suite, private garden and garage. Stacie Scott Turner 202.494.8220/ 202.364.1300 (O).

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A private oasis in the city! An entertainer’s dream home with over 4,200 square feet, large room sizes, great flow and tasteful updates throughout, including a heated pool. 5 bedrooms and 3.5 renovated baths. Nathan Carnes 202.966.0400.

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Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath contemporary with loads of entertaining space and overlooking woods in very private setting. Walkout lower level with recreation room, home office and in-law suite. Large new deck with gazebo allows for outdoor entertaining. Carolyn Schafer/ Coley-Reed 202.841.9768/ 240.497.1700 (O).

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Exquisite 2003 custom-built, 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath home. An entertainer’s dream with over 7,200 sq. ft. of luxury. Chef’s kitchen adjoining grand family room, sumptuous master suite, 2 fireplaces, custom landscaping, garage. Woodley Park Office 202.483.6300.

Washington, D.C.

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Extraordinary updated California contemporary with 35' indoor pool on landscaped half acre. Soaring walls of glass, floating staircase, beautiful floors, atriums, skylights, green roof, waterfall, vaulted ceilings, sauna, sundeck. Includes extra lots. Facing Battery Kemble Park. Terri Robinson 302.607.7737/ 202.944.8400 (O).

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This pristine Colonial features a renovated kitchen with island, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, first-floor family room with fireplace and a finished lower level. An expansive rear deck offers lovely wooded views. Ben Fazeli 202.253.2269/ 301.907.7600 (O). Ben.Fazeli@LNF.com

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Iconic, fully renovated 1920’s Four Square located in the heart of Clarendon with a 2-car garage. The home has four bedrooms and three full baths. Walk to Metro, Whole Foods, cafes and shopping. Susan Joy 703.201.6219/ 703.284.9215 (O).


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HOME LIFE | HISTORICALLANDSCAPES

The Iconic Madison Washington’s ‘home away from home’ for visiting heads of state stages a spectacular comeback BY DONNA EVERS

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ashington business mogul Marshall Coyne took a big gamble when he built the Madison Hotel in the early 1960s. He bet there were enough people visiting the nation’s capital who would pay the then-astounding price of $20 per night for a truly luxurious accommodation. Coyne and his partners, Charlie Rose, Thornton J. Owen and Edward Baltz, made good on the bet, and Coyne told friends that the 360-room hotel was profitable by the end of the first year. The ambitious project was famous from the start, so much so that President John F. Kennedy attended the grand opening in February 1963. His friends from the rowdy “Rat Pack” stayed there, too, including Frank Sinatra, who had a favorite corner room on the third floor. (He told the staff that if he had to leave in a hurry, he could always go out the window.) Legend has it that “Ol’ Blue Eyes” had a standing order for a bottle of Scotch and a turkey sandwich to be delivered

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at 3 a.m. whenever he was in residence. A famous Washington-meets-Hollywood romance also began there. After checking into the Madison prior to attending a private dinner for Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy, Elizabeth Taylor mentioned to the British ambassador that she didn’t have a date. He said he would find her one and chose John Warner, a dashing 49-year-old former secretary of the Navy. When Warner arrived to pick up his blind date, the film goddess sent her secretary down to look him over. After hearing a report that Warner was “pretty dishy,”Taylor happily went down to meet him. When the tall good-looking gentleman with silver hair turned around to encounter the beautiful actress with the famous violet eyes, the rest was history. Being right across the street from The Washington Post, the Madison was a convenient place to stay when famous people were being interviewed for the newspaper’s Style section. Celebrity guests included the Dalai Lama,

Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, Henry Kissinger, Armand Hammer, the Rolling Stones, Pearl Bailey and Queen Sonya of Norway. The hotel was also favored by important foreign guests because of the high level of security it offered. When LEFT: The Madison Hotel Blair House was being once again renovated, the Madison, just takes its rightful place as one of five blocks from the White Washington’s House, was a handy place most elegant and exclusive hotels. to house visiting heads of TOP: Marshall state. It was headquarters Coyne built the hotel and owned for both the Egyptian and it until his death Israeli delegations during in 2000. the peace talks of 1979, and it was declared a temporary foreign mission for the week of the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in 1987, when hundreds of Soviet officials took over the top three floors. The Jamestown group paid $123 million to buy the Madison Hotel in 2011, then spent an additional $22 million to refurbish it from top to bottom. Among its features are three presidential suites and the biggest balconies in town. Every president since JFK has visited the hotel except for Barack Obama, but the staff feels it won’t be too long before the 44th president drops in, too. Looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in February 2013, the Madison is all decked out and ready for a party. The décor by designer Dominick Coyne (no relation to Marshall) has just the right blend of elegance and glitz. The adjacent Federalist Restaurant boasts a three-star menu and a variety of banquettes private enough for international intrigue — or maybe even another star-studded romance. Donna Evers, devers@eversco.com, is the owner and broker of Evers & Co. Real Estate, the largest womanowned and run real estate company in the Metro area; the proprietor of historic Twin Oaks Tavern Winery; and a devoted student of Washington area history.

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NAMEAFEWINDIVIDUALSYOUWOULDLIKE TO HAVE SEEN HONORED BUT WERE NOT Irving Berlin, Marlon Brando and my father, George Stevens Sr. SHARE A PARTICULARLY SPECIAL HONORSRELATEDMEMORYWhen we began, my concept was to make a biographical film of each recipient so the audience could appreciate their lives and achievement. The very first honoree in 1978 was the pathfinding soprano, Marian Anderson. The film showed her singing “America” at the Lincoln Memorial after being denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall. At the end of the film the audience rose and applauded and cheered Miss. Anderson in the box. My partner Nick Vanoff and I weren’t expecting that. Every honoree since has received such an ovation. Sometimes show business has nice surprises.

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1. The Kennedy Center Opera House. A multitude of surpassing experiences sitting in the dark: Leonard Bernstein conducting his “Mass” on the center’s opening night; Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing “Don Quixote”; Placido Domingo singing “Tosca”; Yo Yo Ma playing with 100 other cellos for Mstislav Rostropovich, and Bruce Springsteen singing for Bob Dylan at the Kennedy Center Honors. 2. Walking with Liz, and Minnie and Sophie, in Georgetown and through the woods behind Rock Creek Park. Sophie and Minnie are Springer Spaniels who expect and receive lots of compliments. 3-4. Franco Nuschese and Wolfgang Puck have given us two superb restaurants on opposite sides of town. Café Milano in Georgetown and The Source near Capitol Hill, never disappoint.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WASHINGTON AS YOURHOME? I grew up in Hollywood and by my mid-20s was directing “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “Peter Gunn.” Then I worked with my father on “The Diary of Anne Frank.” President Kennedy enlisted Edward R. Murrow to run the U.S. Information Agency, and Ed asked me to head the motion picture division. I came here and was part of that exciting time in this city, met my wife Liz and started a family. I also started the American Film Institute, and ultimately decided that I would do more interesting work here than in Hollywood. It was a good decision. WHAT’SNEXTAFTERYOURTONY-NOMINATED PLAYABOUTJUSTICETHURGOODMARSHALL? I’m making a film about another exceptional American, Herbert Block, once again in collaboration with Michael

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Stevens. Herb, known to the world as Herblock, was the foremost political cartoonist of the 20th century, earning four Pulitzer Prizes and the Medal of Freedom. He was a man of wit, courage and principle, who took on the big issues for seven decades and shined an unwelcome spotlight on more than a few scoundrels. Herb’s motto was simple:“Be a good citizen and think about the other guy.”

5. Nine holes of golf at twilight by myself or with one of the spaniels. Alberto Giacometti said when he was blocked creating a sculpture, he would relax by playing bocce with friends and his subconscious would deliver the solution. I’m not in Giacometti’s league, but creative solutions come often to me on the golf course. 6. I love working in my windowless office at the Kennedy Center. Walls of enchanting photos of friends and colleagues from many decades surround me, offering warmth and inspiration. 7. Liz has created a beautiful garden at home and nothing is more enjoyable than having friends over for drinks and dinner. A special blessing of Washington — and the best reason for living here — is the intelligence, wit and diversity of our friends.

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PHOTOS : GEO RGE STEVENS J R . BY DIANA WALKER , KENNEDY CENTER O PERA HOUSE BY SCOT T SUCHMAN , STEVENS GARDEN BY JAMES R . B RANTLEY

HOW DO YOU SUSTAIN THE MAGIC OF THE KENNEDYCENTERHONORSAFTERYEARS? Our audience watching at the Kennedy Center and on CBS have developed very high expectations. My producing/writing partner (and son), Michael Stevens, and I must meet or exceed those expectations, so we dig deep for ideas that make the honors moving, entertaining and hopefully surprising. Our secret weapon is the lives and careers of our exceptional honorees.


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Washington Life Magazine - September 2012