Hollywood on the Potomac

Courage and Compassion

March 7, 2012

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates was honored at The Courage and Compassion Award Dinner held in support of U.S. Navy SEALs at Cafe Milano. Only glitch - he wasn't there. 

Fortunately, guests were serenaded by top Italian Tenor Vittorio Grigolo - who did make it - from Italy actually.  

Grigolo, who was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for his work on the musical West Side Story, made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera in New York as Rodolfo in Puccini’s “Bohème” and has performed on stage at The Kennedy Center.  Read more here.


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Hollywood on the Potomac: Year in Review

December 25, 2011

With special thanks to contributors Brendan Kownacki, Neshan Naltchayan, Donna Shor and Wendy Gordon, Hollywood on the Potomac takes a look back at 2011, Part I.

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From the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 7, 2011

A 118 year-old Sierra White Fur made it’s way across the country from the Stanislaus National Forest in California to Washington, D.C. with various stops along its twenty-day tour across the country.  Upon arriving in DC, the 63-foot tree was decorated with 10,000 LED Christmas lights and 3,000 ornaments.  The ornaments hanging from the tree all exhibit the “California Shines” themes and were created by native California residents. 

The tree now lights up the West Lawn of the Capitol and will be lit from dusk until 11:00 pm daily until January 1, 2012.

Peace on Earth:

 

 


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