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June 12, 2009 
Media and Fashion

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The memory of Tim Russert was honored last night at the National Press Club as Children’s Pressline launched its DC Bureau.


We snapped this of NBC News’ Luke Russert, who accepted the Clampitt Award on behalf of his father, and CNN’s Michelle Jaconi


The Robert H. Clampitt Award is given to a member of the media who’s earned the most respect within the profession and whose work exemplifies courage. Here: his daughter, Pressline's Board Chair Lisa Clampitt and his widow, Susan Clampitt.


Children’s Pressline trains underrepresented youth worldwide to use the power of journalism. We snapped artist Izette Foger, WPAS’ Daron Thomas, consultant Miriam Pollin, and Air America’s Bennett Zier at the reception before the ceremony.


Culver Academy’s Nathan Feldman, Miss Teen DC 2008 Jasmine Alexis, Pressline CEO Marsha Ralls, and Bronx Prep Charter School’s Miles Miller.


Real estate attorney David Schwinger, designer Uta Kmablein, and Pressline Board members Justin Greene and John Beard.


Capitol press office intern Allison Donnelly, Trammell Crow’s Bo Cromelin, here with JP Morgan’s Paul Grayson and Mehri & Skalet's Amanda Thayer.


Last night we also went to a pre-opening fashion event at Georgetown’s W Hotel Talent Center, used by the hotel for parties before it opens on July 8. It was a Who’s Who of DC fashionistas. We snapped Nathan’s owner Carol Joynt, who just emerged victorious over a battle to keep her famous Georgetown restaurant, with The Reliable Source’s Amy Argetsinger.


The party starred Capitol File models in designs from Neiman Marcus and DJ Adrian Loving. We snapped KStreetKate’s Kate Michael, the Washington Examiners Kiki Ryan, Latin Concepts’ Jessica Giosin, and Transwestern’s Jackie Raff.


Patner Construction’s David Bredbenner, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Andrea Baker, and wildlife photographer Gavin McLemon.


Justin Guthrie, founding member of the DC Craft Bartender’s Guild, who will be the mixologist for the new W Hotel, is flanked by the Patton Group’s Barbara Martin and Neiman Marcus’ Liberty Jones.


We also went to the Naval Heritage Center last night for an uplifting event to raise money for Kidsave, which helps in the adoption of children, both domestically and internationally. Here: Kidsave founder Terry Baugh, event chair Margarita Rozenfeld, National Lampoon Radio’s Kent Emmons, who served as MC, with Constantine and Luda Baugh-Ruschmann, two of Terry’s four adopted children.


Kismet means destiny and many of the children who attended had met their adoptive parents during their Summer Miracles Programs. Here: Richard Liebhaber, Dr. Claudia Cotca, Johnston Lemon’s Krista Gates and RAFFA’s Mike Caggiano.


Accertify’s David Morris and GVPedia.com’s Matthew Davis, who flank Direct Mail Solutions’ Stephanie Hoy, donned black t-shirts to guide guests to silent auction tables.


Saturday, June 13 from 6:30am -12pm - the Lawyers Have Heart 10K Run and Fun Walk at the Washington Harbour at Georgetown,– the DC Metro Area’s largest 10K with an estimated 6,000 runners and walkers. The race runs along the Potomac, through Georgetown, and past historic sites. Race day events include the 10K run which kicks off at 8:00am, a Fun Walk, and a Finish Line Festival featuring refreshments, music, giveaways and prizes. Registration is $40 online at www.runlhh.org or on race morning from 6:30am-7:30am.

Saturday, June 13, at 9:30pm: Comedian Orny Adams will perform at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW) with Dan Naturman for Comedy for a Cause, a benefit comedy show supporting The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Tickets start at $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  For info and tickets visit www.shalomdc.org/comedyforacause.

Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, join the Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership for its Monthly Ballston Arts & Crafts Market at Welburn Square, located at North 9th and North Stuart Streets across from the Ballston Metro (on the Orange Line), to help support the community’s local artists and musicians.

Tuesday, June 16, at 7:00 PM join playwrights Michele Willens and Wendy Kout, who are hosting a reading of their play, Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Helen Gahagan Douglas, as a benefit for the National Women’s Law Center at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Tickets $50 reading only or $100 to include reception which follows. Contact Nancy Delahoyd at 202-588-5180 or ndelahoyd@nwlc.org.

Tuesday, June 16, from 6:00-8pm, join the Glamazon Diaries and Neiman Marcus for Glam in the City, a preview of the Manolo Blahnik pre-fall collection and beauty night at Neiman Marcus (5300 Wisconsin Ave). Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, goody bags and a chance to win a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels and many more prizes. RSVP by June 12 at makeda@theglamazondiaries.com

Wednesday, June 17 from 7 to 9 PM. Top 10 Billboard Jazz sensations Marcus Johnson and Ski Johnson are teaming up for an album release celebration at the Ritz Carlton Georgetown. A portion of the album sales will be donated to the American Cancer SocietyArtists will perform! Expected high profile guests include Marcus and Ski Johnson, Mayor Adrian Fenty, Paul Rudd, R&B artist Ginuwine and his wife SoleLavar Arrington, and Caron Butler. Dannia.Hakki@Luxxery.com

Thursday, June 18, 6:30-9pm at Skye Lounge, a benefit for the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets. A $10 donation purchases a malaria net for a child in need, as well as gets you a free drink ticket.

Saturday, June 20 from 1:00 - 8:00PM, join blues lovers of all ages for the 14th Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival. S. Walter Reed Drive, just north of Columbia Pike. Featured artist and area favorite, Memphis Gold will headline. Signature eateries serving mouth-watering foods, beer and wine, arts and crafts vendors, community resources, and family friendly activities. Hosted by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization. Free. www.columbiapike.org

Saturday, June 20 from 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM, Join the Raise The Roof: 3-on-3 Tournament of Champions. All proceeds benefit Community Lodgings, a local DC-area non-profit aimed at lifting families from homelessness to independence through its Transitional and Affordable Housing Programs, and Adult and Youth Education Programs. Tournament starts at noon at Volta Park (Q St. & 33 St.) and the After Party open-bar will be at Smith Point from 9:30-11:30pm - $30-Contact raisetherooftourney@gmail.com for info about the events or tournament. 

Kristina D’Ambrosio and Makeda Saggau-Sackey contributed to this issue.

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