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Fashion Fights Poverty Hosts 'Dress Responsibly' Gala on March 31

Fashion Fights Poverty Hosts 'Dress Responsibly' Gala on March 31

From NiceShoesNoDrama.com

Once again, Fashion Fights Poverty unites fashion and the global fight against poverty. This time, Fashion Fights Poverty hosts its 7th Annual Gala featuring a fashion show and presentation by several visionary eco/ethical designers.

A Shelter Animal’s Perspective

The following information was sent to us by Katherine Zenzano:

I wanted to share with you a one-day “volunteer recruitment” project that was so personally profound and striking, it brought tears to my eyes and to the eyes of many of our staff.  It gave me deep insight into the experience of our shelter animals from their perspective.  Images from these videos cross my mind often. Even daily.  

In the first video you see the dark silhouette of a cat as she sits in her cage.  She takes a moment to eat from her bowl, then surveys the outside of her cage, and then as if she suspects she is being watched she glances back towards her litter box.  She stands to reveal a stub of a tail and looks around as seconds go by…slowly. She hears the faint sound of simulated birds chirping in the background along with the occasional faint tease of human chatter and movement.

Click here for the video.

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

 

DC Design House Announces 2012 Designers

DC Design House committee members including designer liaison Taylor Wells, Jean Seline and Karen Beiley along with designers David Mitchell, Skip Sroka, Nancy Colbert and Anne Lambeth recently announced the designers selected for the 5th Annual DC Design House at 4951 Rockwood Parkway, NW, Washington, DC, benefiting Children’s National Medical Center.

The designers along with rooms they’ll be designing in the order of the flow of the tour are below:

Space 1 outside entry – Blake Dunlevy & Gina Benincasa of D&A Dunlevy Landscape Architecture (Barnesville MD)

Space 2 foyer and staircase - Matthew Moore of John Matthew Moore Fine Art (McLean VA) 

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Shop owners Jill Martin and Judith Carrig also participated in this monthly gathering of design enthusiasts. Bonus: Proxmire and Moss suggest time and money saving holiday design tips below.

GAYLORD NATIONAL UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW PREMIER, OUTDOOR WATERFRONT VENUE

GAYLORD NATIONAL UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW PREMIER, OUTDOOR WATERFRONT VENUE

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center kicks off  the fall season with the announcement of its newest premier outdoor waterfront venue,  RiverView Terrace,  slated to open in Spring 2012.

“We are thrilled to see the construction of RiverView Terrace rapidly underway,” said Phil Coffey, Gaylord National's Senior Vice President and General Manager.  “The transformation of one of our prime outdoor areas will allow us to further set the standard for unique events in the Washington region and deliver an unparalleled experience for social gatherings.”

CityDance Opens New Theater, Announces Exciting Partnership with Christopher K. Morgan & Artists

CityDance Opens New Theater, Announces Exciting Partnership with Christopher K. Morgan & Artists

CityDance announces the opening of the CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore and its partnership with Christopher K. Morgan & Artists as its first Resident Dance Company. The theater and the residency advance CityDance’s commitment to the creation, curation and presentation of innovative professional dance, an integral part of CityDance’s mission throughout its 15-year history.

In partnering with Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, CityDance is building on its longstanding relationship with choreographer Christopher K. Morgan.  Morgan, who has been a vital part of the organization for over four years, served as the Choreographer in Residence and Rehearsal Director of CityDance Ensemble until the professional company disbanded in June 2011.

Sunday 7/31: See me channel my inner De Niro

Sunday 7/31: See me channel my inner De Niro

This Sunday July 31 at 8PM, CONQUERING THE ROSE, a feature-length independent drama will screen at the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax. The film tells the story of how the death of Etta Callahan, a young dance student, affects the lives of those closest to her. CONQUERING THE ROSE is written and produced by local actress and filmmaker Jenna St. John, who adapted the screenplay from her novel. The film is directed by J. Michael Whalen, making his feature directorial debut. Award winning actor, George Katt, stars as Jeremiah Mouthy, an artist and teacher who becomes obsessed with Etta following her death.

Shot in locations from Alexandria to Baltimore, CONQUERING THE ROSE, employed cast and crew from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, including yours truly. I play psychologist Blake Johnson in what is the biggest role of my acting career. So come out Sunday night to see me run the emotional triathlon. It’s just $6!