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D.C.’s WPGC 95.5 FM presents the 12th Annual “For Sisters Only Expo”. The event will take at the Walter E Washington Convention Center on Saturday, November 5, 2011 (11AM to 8PM).  The extravaganza will feature women’s empowerment seminars, national recording artists, authors and leadership speakers, local politicians, virtual-reality based games, contests, games for the kids and so much more.

This year’s For Sisters Only will be one of the most exciting in the events’ history, with R&B artists BBD (Bell Biv DeVoe), Eric Benet, Estelle, Wale and more.  Also appearing at this year’s event Bravo Network’s Kandi Burrus from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and VH1’s Tami Roman of Basketball Wives.

The Literary Café will feature literary talent such as Karyn Langhorne Folan, author of Don’t Bring Home A White Boy, Dr. Michelle, author of Where Do I Go From Here, Ralph Richard Banks, author of Is Marriage For White People and other notable authors will also be on hand.

The event will feature the following pavilions: Health, Beauty, For Brothers Only Sports Pavilion and Children’s Pavilion.

Throughout the day, empowerment seminars will be taking place,including a financial empowerment seminar,“A Purse of My Own,” hosted by Wealth Coach Debra Owens and Rapper/Actor David Banner; a career building seminar entitled “What’s Really Holding You Back?”; and a relationship seminar entitled “Mixing It Up: Dating Across the Color Lines,” just to name a few.

For more information go to: WPGC’s For Sisters Only 2011

“When considering seminal creators in American history, Ives is one of the most interesting subjects. He’s an innovator, an American original who embodies so many of the ideals we claim as culturally significant.  His compositions were essential in defining, and revolutionizing, American music. Through its Celebrating American Composers series, Strathmore applauds the unparalleled contributions of this most exceptional composer.” – Eliot Pfanstiehl, Strathmore Founder and CEO.

This weekend the Strathmore and Post-Classical Ensemble will present a weekend dedicated to the work of one of America’s most transformational composers – Charles Ives – including concerts, performances, workshops and discussions with experts including renowned piano virtuoso Jeremy Denk and baritone William Sharp.  A part of the Strathmore’s Celebrating American Composers series, a sweeping year-long exploration of the dynamic talents and innovations that have shaped American music and its diverse genres, and as an encore to its ambitious Stravinsky Project in 2010 – The Strathmore, in partnership with Post-Classical Ensemble, will embark on The Ives Project, a cross-disciplinary three-day exploration of the work, life, influences and impact of the iconic New Englander Charles Ives from Thursday, November 3 through Saturday, November 5, 2011.  This immersive experience will convene actors, scholars and musicians, including two of the most eminent exponents of Ives’ music—the pianist Jeremy Denk and baritone William Sharp—to tell the story of Ives through live performances, rare recordings, readings from his private diary and letters and expert lectures.

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A limited number of complimentary tickets have just become available for the NSO for Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m.

If interested, please email your full name and number of tickets you are requesting no later than 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 by replying to the following email:  kc-scotty-owner@yahoogroups.com

Tickets will run out quickly.  Remember that you cannot request location of seats and any requests for more than two tickets may require splitting your party up.  Suggestion: only request a pair and let the other members of your party request their tickets, do not try to come with a large party & attempt to all sit together.

You can only reply by email only.  Do not call the box office or anyone at the Kennedy Center regarding this offer.  As well, requests for complimentary tickets for any and all future events cannot and will not be accepted.  When something is offered, the offer is extend for that specific performance.  Finally – once 12 p.m. on Oct. 26 comes and goes, please do not send an email asking if you can still get tickets.  This is a great offer, so please be respectful of the rules and the process.

Please indicated if you require accessible seating because of a disability, again no guarantees, but an effort will be made to accommodate the request.  You MUST indicate that you require accessible seating IN THE INITIAL email, when you make your request for tickets.

*** If you do not received an email confirmation, then you do not have tickets for the performance.  Do not send emails asking if you have or have not been approved.  If you receive an email, you have been approved – if you do not, then you have not.

***These tickets MUST be used. Please be sure that before you make a request for complimentary seats to this performance that you will be able to attend. Failure to comply to this rule will result in disqualification from future offers.

***Tickets will be held in the names provided at the Kennedy Center Will Call window for pick up after 6 p.m. and an email confirmation will be sent. Please allow ample time to pick up your tickets from Will Call.  The name that you provide in the email is the name that the tickets will be in.  Your name on your request MUST match the name on your valid US issued ID (drivers license, passport, or non-driving ID).  No other ID will be accepted and you must show your ID and the names must be the same when you pick up the tickets.

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