Digging In

The American Songbook Sunday on 89.3 FM

August 4, 2011

Every Sunday, a national treasure gets behind the microphone at WPFW 89.3 FM to broadcast selections from "The American Songbook." For two hours, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and others sing some of the most beautiful tunes ever written. Host Donnie McKethan has been conducting this magic for 10 years at the station.

This Sunday 2:00 to 4:00 pm, McKethan features the music of Rogers & Hart. Whereas the pair are known for their Broadway and Hollywood success, McKethan concentrates on their romantic music this week.

"They really knew how to write music and lyrics that highlight romance," says McKethan. "Hart wrote the lyrics and Rogers wrote beautiful melodies."

As in...

Your looks are laughable, un-photographable,
Yet, you're my favorite work of art.

My romance doesn't have to have a moon in the sky
My romance doesn't need a blue lagoon standing by

This can't be love
Because I feel so well
No sobs, no sorrows, no sighs

If that's not enough, McKethan will be joined in the studio by Sinatra, Carmen McRae, Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughn and others. Tune in.
 
 

 

 


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Food Network looks for stars in D.C.

August 3, 2011

Design Star, HGTV’s top-rated reality competition series and Food Network Star, Food Network’s hugely successful culinary reality series, are casting for Seasons 7 and 8, holding open casting calls in Washington August 8 and 9, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Westin at 1400 M St. NW.

Design Star seeks people who are passionate about their work, knowledgeable and hold a clear & unique design perspective. So you know someone who might be interested in becoming the host of his or her own show on HGTV?


Food Network Star seeks passionate, knowledgeable food-lovers -- chefs, home cooks, caterers or culinary enthusiasts who might be interested in becoming hosts of a new cooking show on Food Network.

More information is CastingDesignStar.com and Foodnetworkstarcasting.com.

 


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Tom's hot dome

July 21, 2011

Did you hear? The hot dome is coming. The excessive heat that remained relatively contained in the nation's mid-section is spilling into Georgetown....

Photos by Tom Quiggle

 

 Kimi Sakai GU Grad student from Tampa FL looking for apt. (Photo by: Tom Quiggle) Kimi Sakai GU Grad student from Tampa FL looking for apt.
 Patrick Mueller, tourist from Frankfurt Germany thinks heat sucks (Photo by: Tom Quiggle) Patrick Mueller, tourist from Frankfurt Germany thinks heat sucks
Jose Antonio Salinas, Bolivia, selling watches & sunglasses 7 years (Photo by: Tom Quiggle) Jose Antonio Salinas, Bolivia, selling watches & sunglasses 7 years
Bill Bankhead w/ Southern Aquatics, Jacksonville FL, finishing G'town Park fountain (Photo by: Tom Quiggle) Bill Bankhead w/ Southern Aquatics, Jacksonville FL, finishing G'town Park fountain
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)
(Photo by: Tom Quiggle)

 


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