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March 6, 2012 
 
 

CAPital Stars!


 

Last night we went to the Kennedy Center to see the most talented performers in DC’s public and charter high schools and to raise funds for the DC College Access Program, DC-CAP, which has sent 21,000 DC kids to college.

 

Raul Fernandez (right) had just been announced as the successor to Joe Robert as Fight Night chair. The entrepreneur and DC-CAP board member delighted the winners by doubling their college scholarships. We snapped him with NGP Technology Partners’ Philip Deutch and Facebook global policy VP Marne Levine.

 
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One of three celebrity judges, along with Rickey Minor and Dionne Warwick, Kennedy Center artist in residence Debbie Allen gave thoughtful critiques to each of the performers. We saw her surrounded by DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and College Success Foundation exec director Herb Tillery.

 
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Washington Post CEO Don Graham, who’s the DC-CAP board chair, said he never dreamed it would be this successful when they first started the program in 1999. He’s surrounded by retired San Diego Charger and Central State University athletic director Kellen Winslow and by Bloomberg’s Amanda Bennett.

The evening was sponsored by the UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and his wife Abeer Shoukry.

After the audience heard solos from the 10 finalists, all the performers took the stage. The winner, a singer, Duke Ellington senior Niya Norwood (in red), blew everyone away with her talent and poise.


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Rappers!

 

There was a private soiree at Sax Lounge following the Big Sean and Trey Songz concert at Constitution Hall Saturday night. We saw the rappers with a fan.

 

The Washington Wizards were represented by John Wall and Jordan Crawford.

 

The party was organized by The Standard Events’ Ray Hamilton and Omari Ware.


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Following the success of our last Singles Schmooze, we're inviting you all on a second date. This time we're taking over Penn Quarter's 901 Restaurant and Bar, which recently revamped its menu with an Asian theme. We'll have two hours of open bar, hors d'oeuvres and, of course, networking with DC’s most eligible professionals. Join The Scene Bisnow March 20! RSVP here.

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Caliente at CO2!

 

We went to Bethesda’s Cesco Osteria at its new Woodmont location and saw hot salsa group, Trio Caliente, playing in the adjacent Co2 Lounge. We snapped the band, Amilcar Cruz, Deborah Benner, and Miguel Bard, flanking Co2 founder Mitch Weber.


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WHERE TO BE SCENE:

 
Thursday, March 8 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, join Sterling Women for its March Networking Luncheon at The National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg. $59, info.
 
Thursday, March 15 from 7:30 – 10:30 AM, join Bisnow at its latest women’s event, Where Do Women Stand: Top Women in Business & Finance at The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St NW. $49, register.
 
Tuesday, March 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Singles Schmooze at 901 Bar & Restaurant, 901 9th St. NW. Two hours of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and DC’s most eligible professionals. $39, register
 

Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00 AM, 150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor and the Battle of Hampton Roads at US Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Free, includes commemoration of the famous ship followed by reception, info.

Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 PM, Discussion & Book signing with David Rothkopf at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW. Free, info.

Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 PM, Traveling the World for National Geographic: Discussion with Lynn and Mari Abercrombie at National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St., NW. $20, info.


Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., join the Corcoran’s 1869 Society for the first ARTINI Feature Night at Oyamel 401 7th St NW and be taste-test one of 12 competing artinis; all proceeds benefit ArtReach, the Corcoran’s signature community art program. Feature Nights every Tues, Wed, & Thurs; free. Info here

Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 PM, Compañía Rafaela Carrasco Performance and Flamenco Festival Closing Party at GW’s Lisner Auditorium and Media and Public Affairs Building, 730 21st St., NW. $35-65/ticket, plus $30 for Closing Party, includes drinks, tapas, info.

Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30- 8:30 PM, Intel and the Arab Spring What does the Future Hold discussion with Reuel Marc Gerecht and Colonel W. Patrick Lang at International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW. $15 ($12, members), info.

Wednesday, March 7th, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, join Proview and Jody Maki at the Front Page, Ballston, 4201 Wilson Blvd., to raise funds for Youth Leadership Foundation & Devotion. Includes fashion show, music, hors d'oeuvres, and prizes, info.

 

Wednesday, March 7 from 7:00- 10:00 PM, Capital Wine Festival: Cain Vineyard at 2100 Prime, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $145, includes four-course dinner with wine pairings, info.

Thursday, March 8 from 5:00- 8:00 PM, Take Five! Jazz Concert at Kogod Courtyard at Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F St., NW. Free, info.

Thursday, March 8 from 6:30- 9:00 PM, Environmental Film Festival Launch Party at Warner Building Atrium, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. $20, includes art, dance, music, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction, info.

Thursday, March 8 from 7:30- 10:00 PM, Embassy Chef Challenge at Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. $250,food and drink tastings and silent auction items, info.

Thursday, March 8 at 8:00 PM, RAW: DC Presents Stimulus at Café Asia, 1720 I St., NW. $10/presale, $15/door, info.

Thursday, March 8 from 6:00- 8:00 PM, Fashion(stas) 4 Paws benefitting the Fashion for Paws Campaign at Hudson Restaurant & Lounge, 2030 M Street NW. $10, info.

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