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January 13, 2009 
 
       
 

MATT & SARAH!


 

A sold-out crowd at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre last night saw Betrayed, a moving play about the plight of Iraqi translators helping the US, presented by Refugees International. Thunderous applause and a standing O after the play must’ve been particularly moving to the stars who brought the show to DC – Sarah Jessica Parker and Matt Dillon.

 

Sarah Jessica with Iraqi journalist Bassan Sebti of the International Center for Journalists. 30 Iraqis were in the audience, many of whom were brought to the US through The List Project whose head, Kirk Johnson, spoke to the audience.

 

Matt, here with Jodi Hanson Bond, VP of Motorola, told the packed crowd how thrilled he was to bring the show from NY to DC.

 

Robin West and Refugees International Vice Chair Eileen Shields West, proud, not only because of the packed event, but because their oldest daughter Lily – who’s been running advance for President-elect Obama in various places around the country the past year and a half - is back in DC advancing the Inauguration.

 

Sarah Jessica and her brother Pippin Parker, the play’s director, and Ken Bacon, RI President. We couldn’t decide if we were more impressed by her jewelry or her toned back ... or that she hadn’t gotten the memo that women in DC only wear black pant suits with long sleeved tops.


Partying at the Park!
 
Leave it to Sophie Pyle, Blonde Charity Mafia star, to convince one of DC's hottest clubs, the Park at Fourteenth, into changing its strict dress code for one night. This weekend guests wore college shirts, jeans and sneaks for Sophie's back-to-school bash. Here Sophie’s with Angie Jusino, a party host and account manager for the Finance Leadership Exchange.

Black's New Food!
 

We made our first foray to Black Market Bistro in Garrett Park, Md. for some great barbequed shrimp and grits Sunday evening. The 68 seats were packed. Executive chef Donnie Dennis shows us some “faro,” which he describes as an “ancient grain” he’s planning to use for a new salmon dish. The Fairfax native's been there four years and recently took over top duties. Black Market, as many of you know, is part of a four-restaurant group including Black Salt in DC, Black’s in Bethesda, and Addie’s near White Flint.

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