Hollywood on the Potomac

Capital Emmys

June 29, 2017

“Our Emmy recipients this year are as diverse as our profession,” said Capital Emmys Chapter President Les Heintz.  “Given that the Emmy Awards represents excellence in Television Arts and based on the wide range of professionals who walked home with a ‘golden lady,’ it’s clear our industry in this region is stronger than ever!”

 

A favorite in the D.C. Metro area Barbara Harrison, Anchor/Reporter for NBC4, was honored with The Board of Governors Award which recognizes achievements in worthwhile endeavors within the National Capital Chesapeake Bay’s region during the 59th Emmy® Awards Gala at the in Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.  This premier television production award will be presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows.


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Jack Evans Blast!

June 26, 2017

Guests at the spirited party in honor of Ward 2 DC Councilman Jack Evans didn’t know whether to duck for cover or fess up to engaging in a rather boisterous evening when DC’s top cop police Chief Peter Newsham showed up at The Women’s National Democratic Club on Thursday night; alas, it wasn’t to shut it down, but rather to join in. The evening featured cocktails, dinner and dancing to the world renowned Motown Band, “Right On.”  The flamboyantly costumed ten piece band is called The World’s Greatest Show Band. They have played Motown, Disco, and 70’s Funk dance music all over the world for dignitaries and heads of state. “Right On” is the only band in America to have played for four US Presidential Inaugurals.

 

A native of Pennsylvania and an honors graduate from U Penn’s Wharton School with a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, Evans was elected to the DC Council in 1991 and has represented Ward 2 ever since. He has been reelected seven times with overwhelming majorities.

 

Currently Evans is Chair of the Council’s Committee on Finance and Revenue and Chairman of the Board of Metro. He is a Presidential Elec-tor and a six time delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He co-chaired the DC presidential campaigns of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean. He’s a past Treasurer of the DC Democratic Party.


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Laughter and Song

June 19, 2017

“It’s an effortless technique that brings your tension level down. So obviously, it would be great for veterans and that’s why I’m here to support it,” comedian Jerry Seinfeld told Hollywood on the Potomac at the annual gala for the David Lynch Foundation, a “Night of Laughter and Song.”  It was not your usual evening at The Kennedy Center. The issue at hand was to support the programs of the Lynch Foundation which promotes healing traumatic stress and raising performance in at-risk populations, mainly through the practice of transcendental meditation.

 

The actors and musicians on hand all described their own journeys with TM, stress management and finding ways to relax in life. It was an interesting mix of beautiful songs from Kesha and Ben Folds, to raunchy comedy from Margaret Cho and societal commentary from Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno that would make anyone sentimental about comedy TV from the 90s. It was an evening for a good cause that had people roaring in the aisles….and then going home to meditate.


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