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Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle Commemorates JFK

November 21, 2013

The Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle is observing the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy throughout the month of November. The significance of this anniversary for the Cathedral lies not only in Kennedy’s distinction as the nation’s first Roman Catholic president, but also in that his Funeral Mass was celebrated at this site on November 25, 1963.

Choral Mass of Remembrance Friday, November 22, 2013, 5:30pm  

The Cathedral will mark the anniversary of the day of President Kennedy’s death with a Eucharistic celebration including choral music. A musical prelude will begin at 5:10pm.

Reverend Monsignor W. Ronald Jameson, Cathedral Rector, will be the presiding celebrant, and Reverend Bryan Hehir will be the homilist at this Eucharist. Father Hehir is the Professor of Religion and Public Life at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Parking will be available in the garage adjacent to the Cathedral as well as in the commercial lot across Rhode Island Avenue.

The Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle is located at 1725 Rhode Island Ave NW.

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Eric Gray Small Paintings at Gallery Chez M

November 20, 2013

(Photo by: chezmdc.com)

Visit Gallery Chez M through this Saturday, November 23rd to see Eric Gray's Small Paintings.

Gray's work is mainly oil on canvas and is equally influenced by having spent his formative years in Japan and the aesthetics of Western painters such as Cezanne, Matisse, and Diebenkorn. Abstracted landscapes and interiors, sometimes with figures, constitute his subject matter.

52nd City Magazine describes his work as "pure emotion displayed with sophisticated compositions and interesting color schemes." For more information about the exhibit as well as a preview of the artist's work, visit Gallery Chez M.

Gallery Chez M is located at 1039 33rd Street.

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Walking This Way

November 13, 2013

Washington Redskins backup QB Kirk Cousins, Pierre Garcon, Kai Forbath, Fred Davis, and former ‘Skins Gary Clark and Fred Smoot walked a fashion runway for an event at the Italian embassy sponsored by Becky’s Fund, a DC nonprofit that strives to prevent dating and domestic abuse.

Pierre Garcon (left), Becky Lee, Visanthe Shiancoe, Fred David & Sim Khan (Photo by: Naiffer Photography) Pierre Garcon (left), Becky Lee, Visanthe Shiancoe, Fred David & Sim Khan

More than $87,000 was raised and the fundraising continues through an online auction here  through December 3.

Vice President Joe Biden extended congratulations in a letter read to Becky’s founder Becky Lee as some 500 attendees applauded.

Other professional athletes modeling included four-time Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross (track and field); two-time Olympian Giuseppe Lanzone (Team USA rower); Baltimore Raven’s Jameel McClain; former Ravens Visanthe Shiancoe; former New York Jets John Booty; former New England Patriots Shawn Springs; and DC United’s Dwayne de Rosario.

Becky Lee at the runway (Photo by: Naiffer Photography) Becky Lee at the runway

In the spirit of giving, Georgetown’s il Canale ristorante and pizzeria provided guests with complimentary freshly made Italian cannoli to take home, or if they couldn’t wait, to eat in the car afterwards.

Beats texting.

Il Canale Executive Chef Antonio Biglietto and his staff spent Friday morning preparing the cannoli in the restaurant’s kitchen on 31st Street NW. 

Ther take-home box (Photo by: Naiffer Photography) Ther take-home box

Then, those desserts were tucked into special gift boxes with a cookie for post-event enjoyment by guests at the embassy that night.

Each year Becky’s Fund hosts the fashion show which highlights professional athletes taking a standing against violence. All proceeds from this year’s event support Becky’s Fund Men of Code program that works with high school athletes and coaches in the DC public schools teaching them how to be leaders in ending and preventing date violence.


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