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A Presidential Affair

Enjoy an after-hours candlelight tour and dinner at Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, on July 31st. The evening begins with a champagne toast and ends with an elegant American dinner in the George Washington Dining Room at the Mount Vernon Inn.

Tickets $125; for more information visit www.corcoran.org or call (202) 639-1702.

Gulf Coast Art: Post Katrina

After the Storm, a show and sale at the Foundry Gallery running July 5-30, will feature artwork by Gulf Coast artists dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Those featured are members of The ARTS, a Hancock County, Mississippi, art association which represents over 200 artists who lost their homes, work, studios and equipment in the storm.

For more information visit www.hancock-art.com or call (228) 342-8764.


Who's your Marmee?

Little Women – The Broadway Musical is coming to The Kennedy Center June 27 through July 23. Headlining the show is recording, concert and theater star Maureen McGovern, whose portrayal of Marmee garnered her a Drama Desk Award nomination and shining Broadway reviews.

Tickets range from $36 to $94 and are available at the Kennedy Center box office or by calling (202) 467-4600.


For your Viewing Pleasure

For an insider's view of the modeling industry, keep your eyes peeled for The Agency, a VH-1 program expected to premiere in early fall. Hosted by D.C. native Paul Wharton, the show follows a Wilhelmina modeling agency search for and the subsequent transformation of three young and unexperienced models into the profession.

For additional information visit http://www.evolutionlook.com/newspost.html.



The Studio Theatre presents…

Keep an eye on The Studio Theatre in 2006/2007 for performances of works by Neil LaBute, TomStoppard, Paula Vogel and others. According to Variety magazine, The Studio Theatre is "fueled by solid artistic and box office successes" and is "one of D.C.'s most successful theater organizations."

For more information visit www.studiotheatre.org.



Rousseau in Washington

The first major retrospective of French artist Henri Rousseau's work will be on display at the National Gallery of Art from July 16th through October 15th. Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris features a range of work from the artist, including the largest grouping ever of his famous "Jungle Paintings." The National Gallery will be the only U.S. venue for the exhibition and will also feature documents and source material that shed light on Rousseau's artistic ambitions and working methods.

For more information visit www.nga.gov.


Love, Love, Love

It's all you need, according to Cartier. And with the jewelry company's new "Love Charity Bracelet," you can help spread it around. Seven celebrities, including Selma Hayek, Spike Lee and Sarah Jessica Parker, have pledged their support to various charities, each represented by a different colored silk bracelet fastened with a rose gold band. According to Fariba Jahanbani, "Cartier stands for love, commitment, and passion" and in that spirit will donate $100 from the sale of each to its corresponding cause.

Available at Cartier at Chevy Chase Collection and Tyson's Galleria; for more information visit www.love.cartier.com or call (301) 654-5858.


Digital Opulence at St. Regis

Stop phoning in your Beluga and champagne orders and hop on the web to fill your wishes with this new and improved signature butler service device. Available exclusively at St﹒ Regis hotels, including the one in Washington, this snappy little gadget allows you to e-mail just about any request to your own personal staff member thanks to wireless handheld devices issued to every St. Regis butler.

For more information visit www.stregis.com.


Listen Up

WETA's new radio program, Out and About with 90.9, will focus on local arts and entertainment with on-location reporting from theaters, nightclubs, symphony halls and museums. The show will be hosted by WETA TV 26 "Around Town" panelist Joseph Barber and 90.9 FM announcer Nicole Lacroix – both D.C. natives – and will bring regional sounds, voices and stories to the air."Our goal is to connect people to places," said Donna Limerick, the program's managing producer.

Out and About will air Saturdays at noon with encore broadcasts on Sundays at 8 p.m.


Pure Digital Point & Shoot Camcorder

Imagine how convenient it would be if your video camcorder had all the cool features of your digital camera (instant photo viewing, photo sharing, digital storage, etc.). Well, get ready to ditch the cassettes, because the Pure Digital Point & Shoot Camcorder does. This handheld camcorder can capture up to 30 minutes of high quality digital video which can be viewed instantly on its 1.4-inch color screen or by plugging it into a TV or PC. Plus, you can take it to one of 8,000 Pure Digital-certified retail locations (which include CVS, Rite-Aid, Ritz Camera and Wolf Camera) and have your footage archived on DVD.

Now that's convenience. Available at Target for $129.99.

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