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'Hard Fix' World Premiere

November 21, 2012

Brendan Kelly (Owner of Kelly's Irish Times) presented him with a signed poster. (Photo by: Ross Stansfield) Brendan Kelly (Owner of Kelly's Irish Times) presented him with a signed poster.

It was a chilly Sunday night as cast and crew arrived at Kelly's Irish Times in black Uber SUV's, stepping onto the red carpet for the premiere of a new D.C. based web series pilot, Hard Fix.

Downstairs a packed house of friends and fans eagerly waited, eating popcorn and enjoying various hors d' oeuvre's and libations. As Pete Papageorge and the rest of the local talent descended the stairs, cheers erupted and the premiere party officially started.

Actors Lyon Beckwith, Chad Nagle and Anthony Hacsi (Photo by: Ross Stansfield) Actors Lyon Beckwith, Chad Nagle and Anthony Hacsi

Minutes later, the crowd gathered in the main room to watch the 27 minute screening of the pilot, with gasps and laughter heard throughout. After the screening, the cast and crew were introduced and thanked. A check, gathered from donations that night, was presented to the non-profit sponsor, Dress for Success, by Brendan Kelly, Owner of Kelly's Irish Times. The evening was topped with a dynamic and entertaining performance by the local band Alleghany St. 

"It was special to have the production come full circle; we had our very first day of filming at Kelly's Irish Times in January this year and were able to premiere the finished pilot for the first time at the Times. After carrying the production through seven months, we were able to give our cast and crew a party worthy of their efforts." said producer Tyler Colin Perry

Producer and Rubacam Partner Tyler Colin Perry with his girlfriend Kalee Bacon (Photo by: Rosee Stansfield) Producer and Rubacam Partner Tyler Colin Perry with his girlfriend Kalee Bacon

"Playing the Senator's wife was such a fun character for me because I grew up in Washington D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill as a teenager. I only participated in one day of shooting, so seeing the different pieces of the pilot come together was exhilarating. I'm very proud to have been a part of this production." said actor Kendra North.   

Hard Fix is a narrative political thriller that tells the story of an Irish pub owner who is hired by the city's political power elite's to sweep their dirty laundry under the rug.

The pilot of Hard Fix will be available online in early 2013. You can follow at:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheHardFix

Twitter: @hard_fix


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Uncorking Art, A Little Wine & Pizza For All

November 5, 2012

Fourteen residents and employees of the Georgetown Senior Center created new art at a special program sponsored by MOCA DC and Uncork’d Art, two Georgetown art-related corporations, at Canal Square on Monday afternoon.

The idea stemmed from a recent article in a neighborhood newspaper about the center and activities it offers.

il Canale's Carlos Anival prepares pizza for art group (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) il Canale's Carlos Anival prepares pizza for art group

Dave Quammen, of MOCA DC, and AJ Rahim, of Uncork’d Art, agreed that an art-experience would be a welcome diversion from the usual activities seniors might have available to them.

During an extended lunch time of nearly four hours at MOCA DC Gallery, the seniors spent the first hour chatting while eating a variety of 10 delicious pizzas, donated by il Canale ristorante and pizzeria located just across 31st Street from Canal Square. They sipped wine, donated by MOCA DC, which was served from a special wine bar.

From there, they painted on canvasses.

A pizza & wine lunch (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) A pizza & wine lunch

Uncork’d Art donated the canvas, paints and teachers for the main event, which showed seniors how to paint an image selected for the session. This has become a very popular style emulated by many lately, and Uncork’d Art has been providing sessions for nearly two years. It has a program that makes the session a memorable experience, regardless of the final result.

Van driver Jorge Bernardo also loves pizza (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Van driver Jorge Bernardo also loves pizza

There are no costs to either the center or individual seniors for any of these activities.  The seniors traveled to Canal Square and back home via the center’s van. Quammen, a senior himself at 73, and Rahim are thinking of expanding the program to seniors located in other neighborhoods in the District.


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Bowling Anyone?

October 29, 2012

Nike Georgetown, you may want to add bowling shoes and shirts to your inventory.

According to Washington Business Journal, Vornado Realty Trust is close to leasing 30,000 square feet of the Shops at Georgetown Park to Chicago-area entertainment-restaurant chain Pinstripes, which features indoor bowling and bocce courts. Pinstripes hopes to open in the fall of 2013.

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