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Archive for April, 2011

The Allure of Anise

[Editor’s Note: This feature did not publish in March; the writer was taking a late winter break.] The tea I was enjoying had a tantalizingly sweet taste reminiscent of licorice. I had recently purchased a box of Royal Anise tea imported from Egypt and was sampling the soothing drink for the first time. The anise […]

Mt. Pleasant’s Bead Studio Offering Free Classes at Event

Sat. & Sun., Apr. 9 & 10: The Mt. Pleasant neighborhood’s Bead Studio will be conducting a jewelry-making workshop for student and adults during the Bead and Baubles Festival to be held at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel (775 12th St., NW). For more information, call (202) 320-5989. The Bead Studio supports arts education programs […]

Free Noontime Organ Music at National City Christian Church

Fri., Apr. 8, 15, 22 & 29 (12:15-1pm): The weekly Music At Midday free, 45-minute lunch hour concerts at National City Christian Church on Thomas Circle, NW, continues its organ recital series on the 8th with the church’s Director of Music and Organist Dr. Charles Miller performing Peter Niedmann’s Variations on “Amazing Grace” and works […]

Historic Burial Ground in Adams Morgan to be Toured & Explained

Sat., Apr. 16 (11am-1pm): The Kalorama Citizens Association (KCA) is sponsoring a tour inside Adams Morgan’s Walter Pierce Park of the site of the original Quaker buying ground established in 1807 and the larger, 1870-established African-American cemetery. Leading the tour of these sites will be Howard University biological archeologist Professor Mark Mack who has been […]

Controversial Adams Morgan Luxury Hotel Tower Project Aired at June 2011 Meeting

Sat., Apr. 30 (2pm):The Adams Morgan ANC will be holding a community forum on the status of the proposed controversial, upscale boutique hotel that will be built behind and also incorporate the historic First Church Christ, Scientist at Champlain and Euclid Streets. (At press time the location for the meeting was not yet known, but […]

16th Street’s Church of the Holy City to Present Free Concert

Sun., May 1 (3:30pm): The Church of the Holy City (16th & Corcoran Sts., NW) will be presenting another in its “Music with the Angels” series. This month, violinist Brendan Conway and pianist Mila Naumova will present a program of works by Bach, Brahms and Stravinsky. Mr. Conway is a winner of international and regional […]


Should it be Sekou Biddle who was designated to fill the seat temporarily until the April 26th special election? He got the nod thanks to the DC elections law which provides that when a vacancy occurs — in this case held by a Democrat — (as a result of Kwame Brown being elected last fall […]

Residents of Venerable Adams Morgan Co-op Protesting ABC License Renewal of Neighborhood’s Venerable Chief Ike’s

By Anthony L. Harvey Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF At a spirited, five-hour public hearing the District’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board, five members of the Board heard testimony from residents of the well-known Beverly Court cooperative apartment building at 1736 Columbia Road who are protesting, on the […]

Pop-Up Shop Phenom Reaches 18th Street in Adams Morgan

By Jose Sueiro* Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF Adams Morgan Main Street organized the Very Cherry Pop-Up Shop to highlight retail and local artists. In a partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Main Street has created a spontaneous urban shop and exhibit venue where visitors and locals […]

Mayor’s “State of the District” Speech Signals Budget Realities

By Anthony L. Harvey Images accompanying this feature can be viewed in the current issue PDF To a large and enthusiastic audience of young and old, black and white, rich and poor gathered on March 28th in the large and ornate auditorium of Washington’s Eastern High School, Mayor Vincent C. Gray delivered a strong and […]