Saturday, April 25, 2009

Paulo's Sunday 26 April BIRTHDAY BASH at SINFUL + Lord of the Drums Pt 2 Download

Click flyer to read DJ Paulo's Newsletter dated Saturday, 25 April 2009.

5K Run On The Bank Kicks Off April 2009 IMF/World Bank Protests

The annual spring IMF/World Bank protests kicked-off yesterday afternoon, 24 April 2009, with a 5K Run On The Bank from Malcolm X. Park at 16th and W Streets in NW WDC to Murrow Park. Which, situated directly across the street from the IMF / World Bank Complex is a triangle park located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 18th and H Streets in NW WDC.

While there are many different groups and organizations involved with the 24 - 26 April 2009 "Break The Bank / Disrupt IMF / World Bank Meetings", yesterday's 5K Run and subsequent rally/news conference at Murrow Park was coordinated by Global Justice Action.

Click the above image to view my 5K Run On The Bank video which found in my 5K Run On The Bank - IMF / World Bank Protests - Friday, 24 April 2009 album captures the race from 17th and I Streets to Murrow Park.

Though still under construction, here are my Police Assemblance - IMF/World Bank Protest - Murrow Park - Friday, 24 April 2009 and "Break The Bank/ Disrupt IMF/World Bank Meetings - News Conference / Rally - Murrow Park - Friday, 24 April 2009 albums.

Friday, April 24, 2009

GNI's Early Bird Discount ends 30 April. Register ASAP!

Registration for Gay Naturists International’s (GNI) 25th Silver Anniversary has been open for the past month and hundreds of men have taken advantage of the special Early Bird Discount offering this year. Save up to $50 if you register before 1 May 2009!

Click image to read GNI's Newsletter dated Friday, 24 April 2009.

Nike and Naked Running: Time to Start a National Movement!

Click banner to read April 2009 "Nike and Naked Running: Time to Start a National Movement!" posting.

24 April 2009 Friday's Photo of the Week

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Hands of Man Reading The Washington Post
US Navy Memorial . Memorial Plaza
NW WDC . Thursday afternoon, 23 April 2009

Kirk Bockman and Jim Lee Return to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial To Engrave 387 Names

When during the 2009 National Police Week that the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil is held on Tuesday evening, 13 May, Coloradans Kirk Bockman and Jim Lee of Great Panes Glass Works, Inc. will have engraved a total of 18,661 names on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at Judiciary Square in NW Washington DC which opened in 1991.

Of the 18.661 total, Bockman and Lee will spend the next two weeks engraving 387 names. Which will include 133 officers who were killed in 2008 and 254 who died in previous years but whose stories had previously been lost to history.

Click the image above to view my 2009 National Police Week - Engraving - National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial album.

And here are my documentations of the 2006 and 2008 engraving process.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

International Open Call for ARTISTS vs DESIGNERS - 31 May 2009 Submission Deadline

Click Artists Wanted e-open call invitation dated Thursday, 23 April 2009.

The Eagle Bar NYC Newsletter (nsfw) - Thursday, 23 April 2009

Click banner to read The Eagle Bar / NYC Newsletter (nsfw) dated Thursday, 23 April 2009.

ColorLines Direct | Obama at 100 Days: Strong Job Approval, but What About Racial Justice?

Click logo to read ColorLines Direct Newsletter dated Thursday, 23 April 2009.

Bruce Springsteen - Photographers Against Hunger

Hillside, N.J., April 23, 2009 - People say a picture is worth a thousand words, but "Photographers Against Hunger" is hoping that fourteen photographs of Bruce Springsteen prove to be even more valuable. In partnership with Backstreets magazine, the group is seeking to raise funds for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, member of Feeding America, by providing fourteen photographs--spanning over three decades of the iconic rocker's career--for a very special charitable effort. For each $25 donation to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Springsteen fans will have the chance to receive one of the photographs, signed by the photographer. Fans can view the images and enter at

Click image for details found in the Bruce Springsteen Newsletter dated Thursday, 23 April 2009.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

11th Annual Maryland Day at College Park Campus - Saturday, 25 April 2009




Click image to visit Maryland Day 2009 website. Here is my 2008 Maryland Day photo collection.

Nen Daiko photos and videos from 29 March 2009 performance at Cherry Blossom Festival Tidal Basin Stage

Though I still have quite a few more photos to upload of NEN DAIKO performing at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Tidal Basin Stage on Sunday afternoon, 29 April 2009 ... I just today completed the video projects which are listed below:
Photos and video projects can be found in my Nen Daiko - 97th National Cherry Blossom Festival - Tidal Basin Cultural Performances Stage - 29 March 2009 album.

Though still under construction, here is my 2009 National Cherry Blossom Festival webpage.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Josh Wood Productions launches 'new' annual pride music series SUMMERWOOD

With a portion of proceeds benefiting Heritage of Pride, JOSH WOOD PRODUCTIONS is very proud to present SUMMERWOOD, a new annual pride music series.

Wood's mission is to present artists outside of the typical gay pride fare.

A roster which, for now, includes Lykke Li and Little Richard ... click the Tuesday, 21 April 2009 E-Flyer for details and to purchase tickets.

Most events are to be held at the HIGHLINE BALLROOM which opened 30 April 2007 with a special performance by Lou Reed or at B.B. King Blues Club.

Beth Hughes of DC Real Estate Newsletter - Monday, 20 April 2009

Click image to read the Monday, 20 April 2009 DC Real Estate Newsletter from Realtor Beth Hughes.

DC Cowboys After Dark Party at Green Lantern - Saturday, 25 April 2009

Join the DC Cowboys at the Green Lantern on Saturday night, 25 April 2009, for a fun "After Dark Pary" featuring 50/50, underwear auction and jello shooters.

Click flyer.

Experience CraftWeek DC at Caos on F

Click image/flyer above to read Caos on F e-News dated Friday, 17 April 2009.

1st Annual CraftWeek DC (22 - 26 April 2009)

Click image for details regarding the 1st Annual CraftWeek DC which, in conjunction with the 2009 Smithsonian Craft Show, takes place at various venues in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

27th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show Previews Tomorrow Night at the National Building Museum

H.E. Sir Nigel Sheinwald, KCMG, British Ambassador, and Lady Sheinwald will serve as Honorary Chairs of the 2009 Smithsonian Craft Show, continuing the long relationship between the Smithsonian Institution and Britain established by James Smithson’s legacy to the American people. Widely regarded as the country’s most prestigious juried exhibition and sale of fine American craft, the 27th annual show takes place 23 April – 26 April 2009 in the historic National Building Museum in Washington DC.

Produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee to benefit education, outreach and research programs within the Smithsonian Institution, a PREVIEW NIGHT BENEFIT reception at the National Building Museum launches the event on Wednesday, 22 April from 6:30 until 9:30 pm.

Held in conjunction with the First Annual CraftWeek DC, click the image above to learn more about the 2009 Smithsonian Craft Show.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sweetgreen / Dupont "Takes It To The Street"

Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru, 23-year-old recent business-school graduates, first met in an entrepreneurship class at Georgetown University. Together they hatched a plan for an eco-friendly business and sought the expertise of Core Architecture + Design to redesign an iconic hamburger shack on M Street. The result of this collaboration is Sweetgreen ... a certified green restaurant offering healthy salads, wraps, and frozen-yogurt concoctions.

Shortly after an August 2007 opening at the Little Tavern location on M Street in Georgetown Nicohlas, Jonathan and Nathaniel were making plans for two other locations of Sweetgreen at Dupont Circle and Bethesda.

Sweetgreen / Dupont opened its doors for business on Wednesday, 1 April 2009 ... serving FREE LUNCH from 12 noon until 4pm ... in honor of Spoons Across America, a non profit that provides food and nutrition education.

The two-day grand opening event carried over into a Thursday Night, 2 April Grand Opening Party featuring LA's DJ Grant Shapiro.

Grand Prize winners of the 2008 Retail Design Award and developers of the soon to hit the streets SWEETFLOW MOBILE ice cream truck ... as lovers of music, the owners of Sweetgreen host frequent block parties.

As was the case when during my Saturday, 18 April 2009 photowalk that I captured Nicolas and Jonathan 'takin' the music to the streets'. Click the image above to view my Sweetgreen / Dupont album.

In many ways they remind me of twin brothers Mark and Eric Michaels who after graduating from Georgetown University launched Occasions Caterers.

Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru are of a new breed of entrepeneurs.

They're GREEN and, mark my words, are THE FACES OF THE FUTURE and the rhythm of the times!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Busboys & Poets at 5th & K in the CityVista Complex

Since Kenny, a friend, mentioned to me just before Thanksgiving last fall when I ran into him at the Safeway at Waterfront Mall that he worked at the newly opened Safeway at the CityVista Complex I have been meaning to revisit the 5th and K Street area of NW WDC.

My interest in the CityVista Complex was sparked again when a few weeks later that CW Kelly III of the DC Cowboys invited me to a grand opening event at the 5th Street Ace Hardware. Which, actually had opened a few months before in June 2008.

It was during my Easter Sunday Photo Walk last week through the Mount Vernon Triangle area that I realized, for the first time, that Andy Shallal had opened a Busboys and Poets at the CityVista Complex.

After delivering some photos and music cds to Bill at the DC Eagle on Friday night since I had not yet eaten dinner I decided to stop in at the Busboys and Poets at the CityVista Complex.

I've known Andy Shallal since the early 90s when a friend, Joe H, and I would frequent Cafe Luna at 1633 P Street in NW WDC. Which is where I held my first exhibit in the the summer of 1994.

Since then, not only have I frequented the various restaurants that Andy has been involved with including the Luna Grille and Diner on Connecticut Avenue and then Shirlington VA but have also documented and participated in many of the anti-war and political events that Shallal has been supported.

And, from the moment that I stepped onto the sidewalk in front of Busboys and Poets at the corner of 5th and K in NW, it was if I had 'come home'.

It was the same feeling that I got when I first visited Cafe Luna with Joe in the early 90's. And it has been the same feeling that I have gotten each and every time that I have ever frequented any of Andy's establishments. Or, when I happen upon him at protests, rallies and vigils.

From the moment that I walked into the door, the staff was more than accommodating. Busy and attentive but not intrusive. I ordered an ginger ale with lime and then an entree of Homemade Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms in a red wine sauce. Garnished with spinich.

Though I was concerned that I may would have a problem with swallowing which is a condition that I have had for more than a year ... I manage to gulp the entree down with little difficulty.

As a big fan of meatloaf and mashed potatoes, Busboys and Poets version, at $11.95, is an entree that I highly recommend.

The tab came to $15.29. Having provided me excellent service, I thanked the waitress and handed her a $20 bill.

While I had wanted to get some photos of the current exhibit on display throughout the space I'll wait until my next visit to report on that. Which, hopefully, will be very soon.

After the First Busboys and Poets opened its doors on September 7, 2005 at 14th and V Streets in NW WDC, the second location opened in Shirlington VA in August 2007.

While the third location at the CityVista Complex opened last September, the 4th location at Arts District Hyattsville is slated for fall 2009.

Click the image above to view my Boysboys and Poets - CityVista Complex album.