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DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

I'm sure many of you have already encountered After The Storm, as this certainly isn't breaking news, but I figured a video of the group was warranted.

Plus, we want to get your opinion on their musical abilities.

For those of you who don't know After The Storm, they are a group of four men, generally dressed in Washington Redskin jerseys, that sing old school DooWop music on Metro platforms to entertain people who are waiting on trains.

Check out the video above, taken at Metro Center, which features the group singing songs like "My Girl" and explaining why they always wear Redskin jerseys to perform.

What do you think about the group?  We want to know.

 

CityZen's Event for Japanese Relief Raises $70,000

CityZen's Event for Japanese Relief Raises $70,000

This story comes to us from Linda Beltran:

Local High School Girls Get "Dream Prom Outfits" Free Of Charge

Local High School Girls Get "Dream Prom Outfits" Free Of Charge

Last night, Wednesday, April 20, Chinatown Coffee Company opened its doors to The Prom Dress Project.  

The Prom Dress Project is an event that gives back to local high school girls in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia community.

The event, which was supported this year by over a dozen sponsors, allowed girls to select a prom outfit, from an expansive wardrobe, completely free of charge.

The girls in attendance, many of whom attend D.C. public schools, tried on a variety of dresses, courtesy of the Prom Dress Project and its sponsors, and went home with their perfect gown, matching earrings, and more.

Check out the photos from the event below.

Also, watch the video above, featuring interviews with Janice Wallace, founder of the Prom Dress Project, and Raven Smith, a Coolidge student who took home a long, black dress.

Easter Event In Columbia Heights This Saturday

NewColumbiaHeights is reporting that Grace Meridian Hill Church is holding an Easter event for children this Saturday, April 23rd from 11 a.m.-1 p.m..

The event will be held at the Girard Street Playground at the corner of Girard & 15th Streets.

For more info on the event, visit NewColumbiaHeights.


If You're Visiting the National Zoo.....Bring some Patience Along With You!

If You're Visiting the National Zoo.....Bring some Patience Along With You!

Traffic couldn't be any worse than it is this week in our city.  Lots of kids are off from school and parents are heading them to the zoo.  From early morning and until rush hour begins, Connecticut Avenue, NW has been backed up from Cleveland Park to the entrance of the zoo and getting there will take some extra time and patience.  We recommend taking Metro, getting off at either Cleveland Park or Woodley Park.  Both will get you there.  

 

 

Helping Women in Transition Make Sound Financial Decisions

Helping Women in Transition Make Sound Financial Decisions

A Woman in Transition is a woman who finds herself bracing for a new phase in life.  “Transition” is not just a change in routines, relationships or social status – it is a fundamental shift in a woman’s identity.  It could be brought on with purposeful intent, such as voluntarily retiring from a successful career, or entering a second marriage.  It could be brought on by an unexpected surprise, such as losing a spouse to a heart attack, or becoming single after a painful divorce.  For a Woman in Transition, the uncertainty of the future can result in anxiety and fear and/or excitement and anticipation.

Examples of Real Life Women in Transition

Have You Ever Seen One Of THESE For Rent?

Have You Ever Seen One Of THESE For Rent?

Over at Edges Barber Beauty Salon on U Street, this sign is hanging in the window.

How much do you think a barber chair goes for on the rental market these days?