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CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

This past Tuesday, March 8, 144 students from the District and Prince George’s County, Maryland who participate in the D.C. CityDance DREAM after-school outreach program performed a six-minute dance routine at halftime of the Washington Wizards game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

CityDance, which was founded in 1996, is a professional dance company and a conservatory, training school that offers free community dance and literacy programs to children throughout the D.C. area, taught by CityDance Ensemble members.  Tuesday evening marked the sixth year that the DREAM program students have performed at the Verizon Center.

The after-school program combines dance lessons with reading and writing help, something that DREAM teacher Charonne Butler believes is incredibly beneficial to the students.

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day, the culminating event for Bike to Work Week, is quickly approaching. Well, actually, it’s not until May 20th, but it’s not too soon to start planning! Registration is now open on the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website, which also gives you all the information you need to know to have fun, be safe and win free stuff. Here are some key things to know:

I am Dave McKenna

There are far more important things going on in the world right now than Dan Snyder's lawsuit against the parent company of Washington City Paper: political unrest in the middle east, extreme weather at home in the U.S., and some football game on Sunday. But for some reason, I am completely riveted by Dan Snyder's vendetta on City Paper writer, Dave McKenna. For the last two days, I've been reading every piece of news I could find on “the story.” At the first possible opportunity, I chipped in what little money my debt-riddled posterior could afford to help the Washington City Paper Defense Fund. It was then that I realized why I am so engrossed by this little bit of human drama; I am Dave McKenna.

Feb. 19 Futsal tournament A Chance for High School Teams To Give Back

Feb. 19 Futsal tournament A Chance for High School Teams To Give Back

On Feb. 19, local nonprofit DC SCORES is hosting the first-ever Soccer & Service Cup -- a Futsal tournament that also involves giving back.

The 5v5 tournament is for high school boys and girls in the greater DC area. It will be held at St. Albans School – with the girls tournament beginning at 11am followed by the boys in the afternoon.

Registration for a team is $600, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting DC SCORES’ after-school program that serves 800 students at 25 schools in six of the District's eight wards. DC SCORES combines soccer, poetry and service-learning to inspire kids to be physically fit, engaged in school, and active in their communities.

Here come Lucy and Charlie Brown -- There Go Those Redskins Again

Here come Lucy and Charlie Brown -- There Go Those Redskins Again

Oops go the Wee-skins.

That would be Sundberg, Smith and Gano in the latest debacle, with the team down one point in the final seconds and only an extra-point attempt precluding an overtime session.

That could be a diffferent threesome channeling their version of Lucy and Charlie Brown on another Sunday.

That was the emotionally wounded Dan Turk wandering the streets of Tampa, Fla., after his botched snap sealed the playoff fate of this woebegone team in 2000.

The faces inevitability change but not the inventive element that has come to define the losing stewardship of Dan Snyder.

The Redskins do not get mad; they get creative in defeat.

And so it was on a dreary day inside the soulless bowl by the Beltway.

The Redskins squandered the most perfunctory play in football after missing two short field-goal attempts and fumbling away a kickoff.

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

A recent preview of the new Marky Mark film The Fighter provoked a discussion among many of my friends that generated the question, "What is the best kind of sports film?" Many people have ranked sports movies over the years, and have done so in various ways: some by the individual sport, some lump all sports together, and some by sports movies starring Kevin Costner. I am a fan of both sports and movies and am therefore, by the transitive property, a fan of sport movies. To paraphrase Crash Davis:

Wizards Fan Tries To Eat BGR Burger Joint's Mega Hamburger, Behind the Scenes Video

On Tuesday, November 23, Washington Wizards fan George Koonce attempted the impossible: eat BGR The Burger Joint's infamous 15 plus pound hamburger.  The sandwich(if you can call it that) has almost ten pounds of meat, more than a head of lettuce, multiple beefsteak tomatoes, a pound of pickles, as well as onions and sauce, in between two giant buns(approximately three pounds).  

The challenge started at tip-off of the Wizards/76ers game.  If Koonce could finish the beast by the end of the third quarter, the entire crowd would receive a free BGR burger.

But poor George never stood a chance.  

After the first quarter, he had finished just one slice that made up only 1/8 of the entire burger.  It was at this point that Koonce gave up.

"No one can eat this much food," He said as he cratered.