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Stacy Lattisaw was not yet even a teenager when she recorded her first album. Although she already had been singing since the age of six yrs old she was well on her way toward developing a vocal style of her own.
She was born and raised in Washington D.C. At the age of eleven, she sang before an estimated crowd of 30,000 people at Fort DuPont Park in South East D.C where she was the opening act [...]
May 7, 2013
Photos: Wendy Thompson/DC Spotlight Newspaper
WASHINGTON, DC – First Lady Michelle Obama spent Tuesday morning at Politics and Prose book store showcasing and signing copies of her book, “American Grown, The Story of the White House Garden and Gardens Across America.” Obama used stories of families across the US, as well as her own family’s story, in the book to highlight the importance of eating healthy, fresh vegetables. Her Let’s Move campaign has stressed removing unhealthy [...]
(L-R) Bowman Wright as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Joaquina Kalukango as Camae in Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater’s production of The Mountaintop March 29-May 12, 2013. Photo by Scott Suchman.
May 1, 2012
Upon leaving Arena Stage Theater after taking in The Mountaintop, the prolific play by a brilliant 31-year-old African American playwright and protégé, several protestors greeted attendees at the door with protest signs. Some read, “Mountaintop, unfit for families,” a clear reference [...]
April 1, 2013
Photos courtesy Richard Wilson
On April 12th, the movie biopic “42” chronicling the life of baseball great Jackie Robinson will hit the theaters. Artist Richard Wilson sat down with the DC Spotlight Newspaper to talk about the movie and one of his most recognizable paintings, “In His Shadow (Jackie Robinson)”, which depicts the memory of Jackie Robinson in art form. He also talks candidly about his hopes of painting the official portraits of President Barack Obama and [...]
Political leaders, celebrities will escort models with Down syndrome in fashion show
DENVER, Co. – U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Chris Van
Hollen will be honored for their advocacy, the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin will perform, and national news anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts will help raise awareness at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala on May 8 in Washington, D.C.
They join other congressional leaders, famous sports personalities and celebrities who will escort models with Down [...]
Photo: Roshan Ghimire “Morning Commute”
People across the Washington area woke up with a surprise snow fall on Monday which made morning commute slick for thousands of people.
March 19, 2013
Photos: Roshan Ghimire
Around the Washington Memorial monument, one of D.C.’s most iconic landmarks, slowly rising “plaster cast” is meticulously placed along the walls to repair the stonework damaged by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. The quake rattled the D.C. metro area in August 2011.
The Washington Monument has been closed to the public since August 23, 2011. Soon after the closing, workers began building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall structure; it will cost the National Park Service [...]
March 4, 2013
After two tough losses at home against the Pistons and Knicks, the Wizards (19-39) were able to outplay and outlast the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, 90-87.
John Wall was the deciding factor, scoring six points in the fourth quarter after teammate Bradley Beal left with a sprained ankle. Beal has had a phenomenal rookie season, leading the team in scoring with an average 14.2 points per game. But Sunday night it was Wall’s late game effort [...]
About Michael Pollan
A food writer and activist, Pollan as named as one of Time magazines hundred most influential people in the world in 2010. Pollan is a longtime contributor to The New York Times and the author of six previous books, including Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivores Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire.
In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores how our reliance upon corporations to process our food means we consume huge quantities of fat, sugar, [...]
2013 Oscar Winners List
1. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
2. Animated Short Film: “Paper Man”
3. Animated Feature Film: “Brave”
4. Cinematography: Claudio Miranda for “Life of Pi”
5. Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”
6. Costume Design: “Anna Karenina”
7. Makeup and Hairstyling: “Les Miserables”
8. Live Action Short Film: “Curfew”
9. Documentary Short Subject: “Innocente”
10. Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”
11. Foreign Language Film: “Amour”
12. Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables
13. Sound Editing: “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall” (A tie)
14. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
15. Film Editing: “Argo”
16. Production Design: “Lincoln”
It has been confirmed that Beyonce will be performing for the upcoming Super Bowl halftime. However, word on the street is that she will be joined by her former bandmates from the singing group “Destiny’s Child.” Michelle Williams, another former member of the group, has denied that the group will be doing a halftime reunion, but at the same time it confirmed that she would “not be appearing” for a stretch of time that coincides with the Super Bowl.
The prolife organization March For Life will hold its annual march in DC on Friday, Jan. 25. The rally is scheduled to close roads downtown as protesters gather–full lists of closures can be found below. This year marks the 40th March For Life event, a grassroots organization started in 1973 in opposition to the landmark Supreme Court ruling in favor of legalized abortion rights. The 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade was celebrated on Tuesday by those who align themselves [...]