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Jack Evans Resigns From D.C. Council

January 8, 2020

The D.C. Council’s longest serving member, Jack Evans resigned from office on Tuesday. The Council was expected to vote to expel him on January 21, 2020 over revelations that he had taken official actions to help developers and businesses that paid his private consulting firm.

 

“After nearly 30 years of public service to the District of Columbia, I have advised the Board of Elections that I resign my position as Ward 2 Council member on the Council… as of the close of business on Friday, January 17, 2020,” he wrote in a letter to Chairman Phil Mendelson. “I believe Washington, D.C. to be the pride of the nation and I am proud of the contributions I have made in helping create a vibrant city.”

 

Evans’ three decade career included two unsuccessful runs for mayor, two terms as the chair of Metro’s board, and seven trips as a D.C. delegate to Democratic National Conventions. Over the years, he represented Georgetown at countless ground-breaking events around the city.

 

Once Evans formally leaves office, the Board of Elections will declare a vacancy and start the process of scheduling a special election to fill the seat.

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Let it GLOW, Georgetown!

November 14, 2019

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Experience the 6th edition of Georgetown GLOW, presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, the region's only curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations from December 6, 2019 through January 5, 2020. Set against the historic backdrop of DC's oldest neighborhood, it's a whole new way to shine. 

 

Works will be it from 5:00 – 10:00 pm nightly.  

 

In addition to the month-long exhibition, more than 50 of Georgetown’s national retailers and small businesses alike are offering in-store promotions and special events throughout GLOW. 

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A Musical That Holds True--Then & Now

October 24, 2019

RENT, the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning masterpiece, returns to the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday November 17. 

The musical follows, for a year, the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. Now doesn’t that sounds familiar – for yesteryear and nowadays.

The shows at National are:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm.

Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm.

Sunday evening at 7:30 pm.

The shows run about 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.

Tickets may be purchased at TheNationalDC.com, by calling1-800-514-3849, or in person at the box office open Monday-Friday from noon til 6 pm., and two hours prior to every performance. The theatre is at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW in downtown D.C.

The show had its world premiere off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop in February of 1996 then transferred to Broadway in April of the same year.

RENT won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions.

 


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