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Jean Carne Live at Blues Alley July 6-9

June 13, 2017

Soul legend Jean Carne will be performing live at Blues Alley July 6 through 9, 2017.


Her recording career began in 1969 with her husband Doug. Her musical skills became apparent as a teenager on a morning radio talk show, 'Today In Georgia', when she sang 'Misty' to the accompaniment of Errol Garner's piano. Together they made three albums for Ovation Records that saw a building success, via touring engagements across the U.S.A. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the industry moguls.


Jean performed with Duke Ellington, the last vocalist to do so before his death. She then teamed up with Norman Connors for four highly regarded sets, contributed 'Reach For it' to George Duke's Gold album and sang lead vocals on the first two albums by Earth, Wind And Fire. The four albums she recorded for Philadelphia International are considered her finest and introduced Jean to pop and R & B audiences for the first time.


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Mayor Bowser Affirms DC Commitment to Paris Agreement

June 1, 2017

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following statement regarding the Paris Agreement:


“Washington, DC will continue to work with cities and countries around the globe to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The effects of climate change are already here, and without proper planning and collaboration, they will continue to get worse. It is in the best interest of our country’s safety, economy, and future to take climate change seriously, and as the Mayor of a major city, I have a special obligation to protect our environment for generations to come and to create policies and programs that reflect the values of the residents I serve. Over the past two years, Washington, DC has launched Climate Ready DC, entered into one of the largest municipal onsite solar projects in the U.S., and completed the largest wind power purchase agreement deal of its kind ever entered into by an American city. Going forward, our commitment to wind and solar will not yield, and we will move forward with building a more sustainable DC.   


At a time when our country should be leading the fight against climate change, it is disappointing to see us retreating into isolation. Fortunately, I am confident that leaders around the country will continue to think globally, act locally, and ensure that the U.S. remains a strong partner in the fight against climate change.”


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Dr. Tina Alster Introduces Silhouette InstaLift to DC

May 14, 2017

Founded by renowned dermatologic surgeon Tina Alster, MD in 1990, the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery was the first private practice in the world exclusively dedicated to the development and delivery of advanced laser skin treatments. Leading the industry once again, it is the only facility in Washington, DC to offer Silhouette InstaLift. While multiple different treatments have been available to address wrinkles, age spots and skin volume loss, there has been no minimally invasive way to lift the deeper layers of facial skin ... until now.


Sagging skin and jowls are one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is a nonsurgical in-office procedure that uses absorbable sutures to lift and reposition the deeper layers of the skin for a more youthful appearance.  It is the ideal minimally-invasive solution for many men and women who are interested in refreshing their appearance without major surgery. The treatment does not require general anesthesia and typically takes less than an hour.


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Patients can expect to see immediate lifting after the procedure and gradual improvement of skin volume and contour that lasts for 18-24 months. Recovery time is minimal. Typically, a long weekend (2-3 days) is all that is necessary for recovery. Makeup can be applied within 2 days of the procedure as needed. The unique Silhouette InstaLift sutures are naturally absorbed by the body over time stimulating collagen renewal which helps increase and restore volume to the mid-face for natural-looking, long lasting results. The patient experience is comfortable and nice lifting can be achieved while eliminating the drawbacks associated with surgical facelifts.  


“The face is the first thing people see and is an important indicator of health, age, and vitality,” says Dr. Alster. “My patients often request treatment of their sagging jawlines, but want a treatment that looks natural-- essentially, a more youthful version of themselves. InstaLift has been a game-changer for these patients. In less than an hour, a nice lifting effect can be achieved without general anesthesia, incisions, or the expense  of a surgical face lift.”


“We are delighted to introduce Silhouette InstaLift to the D.C. market,” said Dr. Alster. She added, “Silhouette InstaLift can be combined with other tools in our toolbox such as laser skin resurfacing, microneedling and injectables to achieve the natural-looking outcomes our patients have come to expect from us.” View the video here.


According to Dr. Alster, this procedure is extremely popular. Silhouette InstaLift is a most attractive treatment for those who are uninterested in surgical facelifts due to associated costs, recovery time, scarring, or irreversible outcomes. The Silhouette InstaLift is the future of facelifts,  generating natural-looking results in less time and at a lower cost. The treatment fee varies according to each patient’s clinical needs. Prices range $4,000 and up. Call to schedule a consultation to see if InstaLift is a good option for you.


Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery has two locations:

1430 K Street, NW#200 Washington, D.C. 20005 202.628.8855

5550 Friendship Blvd. #101, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 240.394.8385


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