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NSO Pops Celebrates 'Nat King Cole at 100'

September 25, 2019

Celebrate the centennial of the late, great American music legend, Nat King Cole at the Kennedy Center with NSO Pops Thursday, October 17, 2019 through Saturday, October 19, 2019.  Nat King Cole at 100 concert showcases his seminal talents as a vocalist, pianist, and trailblazing icon.

 

 Conductor Michael Butterman leads the NSO in such timeless songs as “Unforgettable,” “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66,” “Mona Lisa,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Smile,” “L-O-V-E,” and more.

 

The NSO Pops is joined by a stellar cast including Patti AustinEric Benét, Freddy Cole, Dulé Hill, and BeBe Winans, as well as an all-star band including Eric Reed (piano), Ben Williams (bass), and Mark Whitfield (guitar). Music direction by Grammy® Award-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington.

 

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Taste of Georgetown Sept. 22

September 16, 2019

The 2019 Taste of Georgetown is Sunday, September 22 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Each fall, thousands flock to Georgetown to Eat, Drink & Play at the annual Washingtonian Taste of Georgetown. 

 

Attendees eat their way through some of the neighborhood's best restaurants while supporting the important homeless services work of the Georgetown Ministry Center.

 

The event features more than 60 creative dishes from more than 30 of the neighborhood's best restaurants.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Georgetown Walking Tour Sept. 12

August 7, 2019

Join a guided walking tour through Georgetown on September 12, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:15 pm to see several of the most important and interesting places connected to Jacqueline Kennedybefore, during and after her White House years

 

This tour officially starts at Le Pain Quotdidien at 2815 M Street in Georgetown. Purchase tickets here.

 

Did you know that while residing in Washington, DC Jacqueline:

- Graduated from George Washington University, class of 1951, and later took additional courses at Georgetown University.

- Worked as a newspaper reporter for the Washington Times-Herald.

- Met her future husband Jack at a Georgetown dinner party.

- Became engaged to Jack at a Georgetown tavern.

- Resided in Georgetown both before and after her White House years.

- Gave birth to her son, John Jr. at Georgetown University Hospital.

- Transformed the role of First Lady of the United States.

- Became a fashion icon and style-setter.

- Founded the White House Historical Association, remodeled the White House, hosted an Emmy-winning television program and helped save Lafayette Square from demolition.

- Designed and built a home in Middleburg, VA.

- Led the funeral arrangements and national mourning period after JFK’s death.

- Was the first person to use the term “Camelot” when describing the Kennedy years.

- Supported the development of the Kennedy Center.

- And much more.

Many of these events took place right in Georgetown. Come see where they actually occurred on this guided walking tour led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

 


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