Published: Tue, May 21, 2013
Robert Gebbia is executive director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which is holding its Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in D.C. from the evening of June 1 to the morning of June 2. How did the idea for the walk come about? It started in 2002. ... [The] idea was to give...
Published: Tue, May 7, 2013
Ahmad's debut novel, a thriller called "The Caretaker" that is the first in a trilogy, will be released on May 21. Ahmad was raised in India and now lives in the District and teaches at the Writer's Center in Bethesda. Could you summarize the basic setup of your novel? It's about an...
Published: Mon, May 6, 2013
Joel Bailes plays an upright piano on the sidewalks and promenades of Barracks Row and Eastern Market as the leader of a folk and jazz band called the Capitol Hillbillies. He also works at the Library of Congress. How long have you lived on Capitol Hill? I love the Hill. Been here since...
Updated: Fri, May 3, 2013
DuPuis heads the University of California's Washington Center. The 55-year-old Tenleytown resident also started a group on MeetUp.com for "Aging Hipsters" that now has nearly 400 members. How did the Aging Hipsters start? I was seeing live music close to twice a week. I happened to be...
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Published: Wed, May 1, 2013
Montero is the founder of Maru Montero Dance Company, which is organizing a free Cinco de Mayo Festival on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. On the National Mall between Eighth and 12th streets near the Smithsonian Metro station, the event is being billed as "Latin America's Family Reunion," with...