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Luscious LUSH Turns Eight

January 19, 2012

On January 21st, Georgetown’s LUSH is celebrating its eighth birthday in true spa style. Hand treatments and mini-facials will be provided for attendees on Saturday’s festivities from 12:00-5:00 pm. LUSH will also be sampling their Banana and Almond Gumback Express Shower Smoothie treatment so you’ll remember your time at LUSH long after you leave by the touch of your soft, velvety skin.

We love LUSH not only because they make the block on 30th and M smell amazing, but also because their products are natural, environmentally conscious, and are one of the few companies that do not test on animals. Their green campaign even goes so far to offer the option of buying the products “naked” (without packaging), so patrons can do their part in supporting an environmentally sound movement.

LUSH Georgetown is located at 3066 M Street.

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Be happy: McFerrin performing at MLK Georgetown University Kennedy Center event

January 12, 2012

Singer, conductor, songwriter and dancer, Bobby McFerrin is best known for his No. 1 worldwide hit single “Don’t Worry Be Happy.”

This Monday, January 16, 2012, McFerrin will be the featured artist during the free, ticketed Let Freedom Ring tribute at The Kennedy Center at 6:00 pm.

“We are proud to include Bobby McFerrin among the extraordinary artists who have joined us for this special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia.  “It is a privilege to share his talent and innovative approach to music with the wider D.C. community in celebration of the legacy of Dr. King.”

Aretha Franklin performs in 2011 with community choir (Photo by: Georgetown University) Aretha Franklin performs in 2011 with community choir

Georgetown University’s annual Let Freedom Ring Initiative honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through a series of academic, artistic and extracurricular programs that examine King’s life and work. All are invited to participate in these events, as well as the Let Freedom Ring Celebration, annually held in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information and a full schedule of events, click HERE.

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Jazz legend Mose Allison live at Blues Alley

January 5, 2012

For more than 50 years, pianist, singer and composer Mose Allison has been touring and recording. This Thursday, January 5 thru Sunday, he will be performing live in Georgetown at Blues Alley. 

Born in Mississippi, Allison discovered at five he could play the piano by ear and started to play blues and boogie tunes he heard on local jukeboxes. Mose went on to play and record with jazz greats Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Gerry Mulligan as well as with his own Mose Allison Trio.

Continuing to write and perform all over the world, Allison’s songs have been covered by Van Morrison, John Mayall, The Who, The Clash, Eric Clapton, the Yardbirds, Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt. Van Morrison recorded a tribute album, Tell Me Something, The Songs of Mose Allison, on Verve Records, and rockers like Pete Townshend, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Davies and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones have frequently cited Mose Allison as a major influence.

Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 202.337.4141

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