Stir It Up

That's The Way to Move

September 17, 2012

The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund hosted a kick-off event Thursday night for its fourth annual 5K race, which will be Sunday, September 23rd on the Georgetown Waterfront at the C&O Canal Trail.  Starting time is 10 am.

The Brazilian-themed kick-off was held at BoConcept on M St in Georgetown. A Brazilian dancer gave samba lessons and performed several dance numbers.  Brandel France de Bravo, the fund’s communication director, spoke about the importance of dance and other types of exercise for cancer prevention.  Brandel said staying fit and keeping excess weight off is a great way to help avoid all types of cancer

A silent auction, including items such as a bike tour of Washington, D.C., and massages from Georgetown Sports Massage, raised over $400 for the fund. When guests weren't dancing or bidding, they enjoyed appetizers and wine provided by il Canale (1063 31st Street NW) and and Rustik Tavern (84 T Street NW).

 


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EXCLUSIVE: First Look at Hard Fix

September 6, 2012

In this clip from the upcoming web series Hard Fix, much of which was filmed in Georgetown, Federal lobbyist Terry Spencer (played by Esther Williamson) is on her way to meet with local pub owner Declan Kelly (played by Pete Papageorge) ... a meeting that will have dire consequences for them both.

Watch Clip 1 here.

Follow Hard Fix and stay tuned for the world premiere this fall.

 


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The Hard-Hitting Invisible Man Opens Season at Studio Theatre

August 29, 2012

Studio Theatre is launching its 2012-13 season with an adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s iconic novel, Invisible Man, on Wednesday, September 5.

Acclaimed film and stage actor Teagle F. Bougere stars.

Invisible Man is narrated by an unnamed African American who views himself socially invisible.   Published in 1952, the award-winning novel addresses many social and intellectual issues that faced African-Americans early in the last century.

According to Studio Theatre’s synopsis:

“The play follows an anonymous black man as he journeys from the Deep South to a basement in the borderlands of Harlem, from a betrayal at his ivy-covered Negro college to a nightmare job in a paint factory in New York City to the story’s violent climax at a Harlem race riot.”

Teagle F. Bougere (Photo by: Provided by Studio Theatre) Teagle F. Bougere

The stage play was adapted by filmmaker Oren Jacoby and is directed by New York City’s Christopher McElroen, a co-founder of the Classical Theatre of Harlem. It is co-produced with The Huntington Theatre Company.  The play premiered at The Court Theatre in Chicago last season, and was the largest-grossing non-musical in its history.

Studio Theatre Performances begin Wednesday, September 5 and run through Sunday, October 14.

Times:

Weekdays: 7:30 pm (no Monday performances)

Weekend Matinees: 2 pm

Weekend Evening Performances: 7:30pm

Running time: 3 hours with two 10 min. intermission

Tickets prices: $39-$72

Box office:  202-332-3300.

Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th Street NW.


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