photo by Master of All Metal
From the Washington National Cathedral:
“The funeral of former Secretary of State Colin Powell will be held at Washington National Cathedral on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 12 noon ET. Secretary Powell, who served for decades in and out of uniform starting with his service in the Vietnam War, was also national security advisor from 1987 to 1989 and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993. Numerous military and Congressional leaders are expected to be in attendance.
Secretary Powell died of complications from COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 18, 2021.
“Beyond his military and diplomatic success, Secretary Powell became a universally respected north star on the nation’s moral compass,” said The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral. “We pray that America will find the courage and capacity to be the nation that Secretary Powell believed us to be.”
Born in 1937, Secretary Powell was raised by immigrant parents and grew up in the South Bronx. He attended City College of New York, where he joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, and was commissioned as second lieutenant before serving in Vietnam from 1962 to 1971. He later rose to the rank of four-star general and went on to serve as national security advisor and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Reagan and first Bush administrations, respectively. He served as the first Black secretary of state in the second Bush administration, from 2001 to 2005.”
Thanks to Sam for sending: “Corgis* in backpacks* on metro* — except actually” ***This series features any pets in a backpack/bag/vessel. On metro, or not. Corgi, or not, and often…
3100 14th Street, NW From a press release: “Burlington Stores, Inc., a national discount retailer offering low prices every day on brand name merchandise for the entire family and home,…
Thanks to M. for sending: “Just saw this morning, New Rule at the DC USA.”
Thanks to Ken for sending: “This was seen near the Ranger Station in Rock Creek Park this morning” J. also writes: “The USGS guys doing water sampling in Rock Creek”
You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
Get your tickets now!
Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join the Terrells and many other local artists for a holiday party at The Fillmore School in Georgetown from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 16th. There will be open studios, live music, chair massages, and local businesses with holiday specials. This