A Big Premiere for the Premier League

Soccer Ball into Goalpost

As the world’s most-watched and wealthiest soccer league, the English Premier League (EPL) is taking on new territory as it begins a broadcasting deal with NBC Sports—the most widespread plan yet by any American network. The new deal secures the media company’s rights as a broadcaster of the Premier League for the next three seasons…. read more »

Going All in for a Cause: Michael Ruggerio and the 23rd Annual NKF Casino Night

Michael Ruggiero emcess last year's event. Photo by Nell Elder

Each year the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area goes all-in with its bid to raise funds for a good cause at their casino night event.  March 3rd marks the organization’s 23rd annual affair with an event themed “Casino Night in Old Hollywood,” an elegant evening of high-stakes games to raise money and… read more »

The Chair Behind the Charity: Peter Teeley and the Children’s Charities Foundation

Photo courtesy Focused Images, Lynn Dykstra

Four years before the first teams of the BB&T Classic faced-off, Peter Teeley, founder and chairman of the Children’s Charities Foundation, was in a battle of his own against colon cancer. Teeley had already led an interesting life.  He had worked alongside then Vice President George H.W. Bush as a press secretary and assistant.  He had… read more »

Neighborhood Bar: Rock Bottom Brewery, Bethesda

Photo by Ashley Bryant

For the average beer drinker, a mill or a grist hopper may sound like foreign terms; the brewing machinery and the techniques used to make a cold, fresh glass of lager or ale are out of sight and mind for most. But at Rock Bottom Brewery, a restaurant and microbrewery with locations across the country… read more »

Reanimation of Afrofunk

chopteeth

A fusion of salsa, ska, rap, rumba, jazz, James Brown funk, highlife and a 14-piece orchestra creates a crazy concoction sure to induce dance…and just maybe inspire the globe. Chopteeth, a DC-based Afrofunk band, blends all of the above in revamping Afrobeat, a genre of music pioneered in the ‘70s by Nigerian political activist and… read more »

Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm, an Irish folk rock band, has been the source of rumpus in Celtic music circles since shortly after it stormed Hollywood with an appearance in the film “Titanic.” On Tap caught up with the group in advance of their upcoming DC appearance.

Burlesque-A-Pades In Loveland

This Valentine’s Day release your inner voyeuristic and comedic sensibilities with the World Famous Pontani Sisters.