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Noel Coward’s 'Hay Fever' at Dumbarton House

May 30, 2017

Picnic Theatre Company returns June 14, 15 and 16 to Dumbarton House. A brilliant 1925 comedy of bad manners at a weekend house party Noel Coward’s Hay Fever will be performed as a one-act production in an outdoor garden.


Bring your picnic blankets for garden seating. Wine and refreshments are available for purchase. Outside food is permitted, but please no outside alcohol.


Rain or shine the show will go on.Grounds open at 6:00 pm for wine and refreshments. Performance begins at 7:00 pm. 

General Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.


In the event of rain, the reception and performance will take place in Belle Vue Room at Dumbarton House.

Proceeds from the performance & concessions benefit preservation & education efforts Dumbarton House and Courage for Kids

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Arturo Sandoval Live at Blues Alley!

May 2, 2017

Legendary jazz musician Arturo Sandoval will be performing at Blues Alley May 18 through May 21.


Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.


Arturo Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace.


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Madam Secretary Does Georgetown

April 16, 2017

A segment of CBS' TV series "Madam Secretary" was filmed on the sidewalk in front of il Canale pizzeria and at the C&O Canal bridge on 31st Street on Friday. 

The show’s star Téa Leoni was filmed at the shoot, which took only about 10-15 minutes. It was a gorgeous day for the filming.

The cast and crew ordered ten il Canale pizzas-to-go.

The Italian pizzas, picked up at the il Canale bar, included Margherita, sausage and others.

No clue where the pizzas were eaten.

Leoni  (Pantaleoni) is partly of Italian heritage as shown by her surname. 

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