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Walk This Way

Join Becky's Fund this Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010, as fashion takes a stand against domestic violence.

That's right. Eric Finn Custom Clothiers and Becky's Fund will host the Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show. There, Matt Landsberg, founder and owner of the luxury men’s clothier, will showcase his collection, which will be modeled by local professional athletes and celebrity models.

D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites are expected to congregate for this fabulous event, which will benefit Becky’s Fund, a Washington, D.C.-based national non-profit organization that uses education and empowerment to prevent and raise awareness regarding domestic violence.

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NALEO's 6th Annual Summit on the State of Latino Education Coming to D.C.

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A FREE Performance for the Entire Family: Kennedy Center Presents They Might Be Giants

We received this event from Erin Dowdy of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Perfoming Arts:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents They Might Be Giants in a free, all-ages concert Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.  The concert celebrates the comprehensive redesign of ARTSEDGE—the Kennedy Center’s national K-12 arts education website.

Clinique Fresh Faces Tour Stops in Foggy Bottom at The George Washington University

This Foggy Bottom/GWU story comes to us from Kirsten Steglich:

Clinique, the number one prestige cosmetics brand in the United States, and Teen Vogue, the leading teen fashion magazine, are launching the second annual Clinique Fresh Faces Tour today.  The 13-city tour will travel to college campuses and select Nordstrom locations from September 14th through November 9th to inspire young women interested in fashion, beauty and publishing careers and educate them about how to break into these desirable industries. 

On September 22nd, the Clinique Fresh Faces Tour in association with Teen Vogue will stop at the George Washington University and deliver a unique beauty experience while educating young women on how to get started in a related field.

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Chancellor Rhee On Oprah

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA)-- DC school chancellor Michelle Rhee took her education reform efforts to Oprah on Monday.

Rhee's appearance was on the Oprah Show was in conjunction with her star role in the film "Waiting for Superman", a documentary about the poor state of education in the country's public schools.

The taping occured before the September 14 Primary in which her boss Mayor Adrian Fenty lost to DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray.

Rhee has said she couldn't work for Gray. He says he wants a Chancellor who gets along with people.

The two could meet as early as this week.

Written by Bruce Johnson
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

Roof Terrace Restaurant at Kennedy Center Offering Wine Tasting Series

This special wine tasting event at the Kennedy Center comes to us from Brie McMahon Hatton:

For Spanish wine enthusiasts and novices alike, the Roof Terrace Restaurant atop the Kennedy Center is hosting a themed wine tasting reception that will transport them across the world to Spain’s beautiful wine country. On Wednesday, September 29th, the restaurant will launch its monthly wine tasting series with “The Wines of Spain: Featuring the portfolio of renowned importer Jorge Ordonez.”

Patrons can expect tastings of Spain’s top notch vintages along with an enticing hors d'oeuvres menu created to complement each wine selection and hints of the traditional flamenco culture. The Roof Terrace will showcase different themed receptions each month and feature wine tastings, cuisine and entertainment from different areas and topics.

District Sample Sale Proves That Fashion and Charity Go Hand In Hand

Last night, Georgetown's M Street was abuzz as hundreds of fashionable women—from up and down the east coast—attended the District Sample Sale. The event is hosted twice-annually by the District Sample Sale Foundation, which was founded by Real Housewives of D.C. star Mary Schmidt Amons, Shannon Haley, Liberty Jones, Barbara Martin and Jayne Sandman. Prior to this eighth installment of the Sale, the Foundation had raised over $187,000 for local charities.