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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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James Corner Field Operations Selected to Reimagine First Mile of C&O Canal National Historical Park

March 15, 2017

Georgetown Heritage has selected James Corner Field Operations, the celebrated urban design and landscape architecture firm known for New York City’s High Line, to develop the Georgetown Canal Plan, a comprehensive master plan for a one-mile section of the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) in Georgetown. The National Park Service (NPS), Georgetown Heritage, and the D.C. Office of Planning will work with the community to restore, reimagine and revitalize this treasured historic place. 


“The James Corner Field Operations team brings exceptional ingenuity, boundless energy and extensive experience partnering with cities, parks and community groups to create stunning, lively spaces that reflect each site’s distinct character and maximize its potential to engage people of all ages and cultures,” said Alison Greenberg, Executive Director of Georgetown Heritage. 


The design team, which includes MakeDC, Robert Silman Associates, ETM Associates and Dharam Consulting, will develop the Georgetown Canal Plan, which re-envisions this popular section of the canal. 


Over the next year, Georgetown Heritage and the NPS will seek input and ideas from the community on how to improve the park’s unique stone structures, locks, towpath, plazas and street crossings to maximize the park’s immense educational, recreational and aesthetic potential. The NPS and Georgetown Heritage will provide more information in the coming months about how to get involved. 


“The National Park Service is thrilled to partner with this distinguished design team—along with Georgetown Heritage, the City and the community—to realize our vision of the C&O Canal as a picturesque, safe and sustainable historical park where people come to have fun and learn about history, science, nature and art,” said Superintendent Kevin Brandt, C&O Canal NHP. 


The public is invited to an informal meet-and-greet reception with the design team on Wednesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Foley & Lardner (3000 K St NW, Suite 500). Those planning to attend should RVSP via email to (This event is an introductory meeting only and not a part of the public design and comment process.) 


The Georgetown Canal Plan, along with repairs to Locks 3 and 4, and the launching of a new historic replica canal boat, is the first phase of the C&O Canal NHP’s multi-year restoration. The first phase began in October 2016 and is expected to be completed in summer 2018. 

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