Hollywood on the Potomac

Magic & Mystery

July 3, 2014

Cirque is back and the magic and mystery of Cirque du Soleil will once again captivate audiences in the DC area under the big blue and yellow tent at National Harbor.

The newest show, titled Amaluna, is a coming of age story full of music, dance and the signature acrobatics that put Cirque on the map. This latest show is directed by Tony award-winning director Diane Paulus and marks the 32nd production in the Cirque lineup.

According to the story of the show, “Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.”


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The Scene ... In Brief

June 30, 2014

John Arundel and Kevin Chaffee offically opened summer at Eno Bar, a chic new watering hole in Georgetown  – attached to The Four Seasons, to be exact.

The party was also hosted by Four Seasons General Manager Dirk Burghartz and sponsored by Washington Life magazine, Ike Behar Georgetown’s Lawrence Behar and Coldwell Banker’s Monica Boyd, representing One Thousand Museum condos, Miami Beach.

Over 120 guests from Washington society and the media attended, including Allbritton Communications CEO Fred Ryan, ABC 7 anchors Kendis Gibson and Scott Thuman.

Wine Tasting Rooms Made Fun: “You’ve probably heard the saying “good things come in threes.” And if you drop by your neighborhood ENO tasting room you’ll tend to agree. That’s because the three things celebrated here are wine, cheese, and chocolate. Red wine or white, you’ll pick from an award-winning array of fine vintages – all presented in elegant glassware. Then you’ll choose the supporting cast.


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History #101

June 22, 2014

The history of DC politics was served up on a platter at LOOK Supper Club on K Street on Friday night, hosted by proprietor Michael Kosmides and Hollywood on the Potomac in honor of the publication “Mayor for Life” by Marion Barry, Jr.

Twenty journalists were invited to a private ‘on the record’ dinner preceded by a stroll through the restaurant where onlookers did a double take ……….. lot’s of ‘hey, isn’t that’ …………

 

The title of the book was a moniker adopted by Washington City Paper in the late 1980′s by their “Loose Lips” columnist and it stuck.  WCP was in attendance, but didn’t ask for any royalties as far as we know.

The autobiography takes you through his early childhood in the cotton fields of Mississippi, his devotion to the civil rights movement, his years as a four term Mayor of Washington, DC. and his life now as a DC Council Member. It covers, as he says, “the good, the bad, and the ugly.”

“Don’t judge me by one night, judge me by hundreds of nights, hundreds of days, hundreds of years, 31 years in DC of public service,” he told Newschannel 8‘s reporter Kristen Holmes who reported from the dinner.


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