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Family Holidays In Washington DC

June 28th, 2016

American politics make headlines around the world, and what better place to get the real feel of the pulse of the nation than a visit to the capital. Washington DC holidays are a relaxing getaway filled with stylish accommodation, world-class dining and some of the most engaging museums in the country. Drenched in drama, spectacular architecture and American heritage, Washington DC is an intriguing North American destination drawing an international crowd of tourism year round.

However, Washington DC is not all grown-up ideals and academia. Eager to please its younger guests, Washington DC holidays are family friendly and offer something for all ages. In addition, family holidays to Washington DC are a best bargain deal with many of the educational attractions offered free of charge.

1. Six Flags America
Six Flags is located just outside the DC area and provides all day and into the night excitement with over 100 rides and exhibitions. Ride your favourite super hero roller coaster to include tributes to Superman, the Joker, Bugs Bunny and more.

2. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Hurricane Harbor is a wet and wild way to beat the summer heat with water slides, inner tubes, wave pools and neat to eat treats.

3. Thomas Town
Another Six Flags creation, Thomas Town is a three and a half acre playground for kids of all ages. Encircled by the Thomas Town Train, rides include kiddie helicopters, Ferris wheels and everything you need to keep the little ones happy.

4. The National Zoo
Free admission to meet all your favourite critters from the sweet and congenial to exotic wildlife to capture your imagination. The National Zoo is operated by the Smithsonian Institution which contains 19 other exciting museums and attractions.

5. Washington Monument
Perhaps the most famous landmark in America, you may take the lift up to the top of this attraction for a panoramic view over the scenic grounds and water pool.

6. The National Aquarium
The National Aquarium may not be the biggest of its kind, but it is surely the most scenic with picturesque parkways and plenty of room to roam.

7. National Children’s Museum
This fascinating and interactive workshop allows kids of all ages to challenge their minds and skills with science and technology.

8. Children’s Museum at Discovery Creek
Take this opportunity to explore career choices in science, archaeology and more with clever educational tools to bring to life the possibilities contained in the science fields. Age appropriate for younger visitors, The Children’s Museum at Discovery Creek opens a young mind to all he or she can become.

9. National Museum of Natural History
Always fun and always free, the National Museum of Natural History contains over 10,000 specimens from cave men and dinosaurs to modern military collections sure to engage curious minds of all ages.

10. United States National Arboretum
This quiet and tranquil Washington DC retreat is situated near the Anacostia River and offers walking trails through scenic Japanese botanical gardens, koi ponds, waterfalls and room for the kids to run. Opened seven days a week and free of charge, the Arboretum is the perfect big city escape to rest and collect your thoughts.

Click here for more information and great deals on Washington Hotels, New York Hotels and budget saving All Inclusive Holidays.

I am a higly travelled businessman from London who has decided to share my global adventures with all of you. I offer great travel tips that should be able to help you in a number of ways; information, deals and what to do.

Hope you enjoy.

Music | Posted by Gertrude Brent

Herbie Hancock Tribute feat. Dave Watts (The Motet), Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) and Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) w/ Special Guests

June 27th, 2016

Herbie Hancock Tribute feat. Dave Watts (The Motet), Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) and Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) w/ Special Guests
Event on 2016-08-03 21:00:00
Founder and drummer of The Motet.

Dave Watts and Friends will consist of:

Dave Watts -Drums
Matt Pitts -Sax
Ryan Jalbert -Guitar
John Grigsby -Bass
Shelton Summons -Keys
Big Gigantic is the Latest project from Dominic Lalli (Motet saxophonist/producer) and drummer Jeremy Salken. The two-man sound-machine of Lalli and Salken showcases an array of gripping composition combining elements of a DJ and a live band setup, mixing thoughtful melodic ideas, with pulsating dance tunes. Big Gigantic flavors the electronic music scene with powerful sax solos and soulful synth lines on top of super hot beats.
Keyboards – The Motet, Juno What?!
Garrett began studying jazz on upright bass and bass
guitar starting at a young age. He gained experience
coming up in the renowned music program of Hall High
School, and the local Hartford, CT jazz scene.
In 1996, Garrett was selected to join the National
Grammy In The Schools Jazz Program, an honor awarded
to only 40 people.

From 1996 – 1999 Garrett attended the New England
Conservatory in Boston where he studied with jazz
greats: Cecil McBee, Bob Moses, and Danilo Perez and
graduated with a Jazz Performance Diploma.
In addition, Garrett was selected for the prestigious
Thelonious Monk School: Jazz at Aspen summer program
in 1997.

Shortly after arriving in Boston Garrett formed the
Miracle Orchestra with fellow music school peers. For
5 years the Miracle Orchestra toured the country
gaining a devoted national fan base, while also
maintaining a solid local following, earning them
accolades such as Boston Magazines Best of Boston
"Best Local Jazz Group". The Miracle Orchestra sold
out numerous shows at their local haunt The House of
Blues in Boston as well as the legendary Wetlands in
New York City. The Miracle Orchestra released two
studio albums: "Coalescence" and "Forks Bends &
Spoons", and a live album: "Live Vol. 1".

Garrett was a founding member of the award-winning
jazz ensemble Dead Cat Bounce led by Matthew Steckler,
who were voted Boston's Best Local Jazz Act at the
2002 Boston Music Awards, and were winner of Boston
Phoenix Best Music Poll 2001 and 2002 also in the
category of Best Local Jazz Act. Garrett performed
with Dead Cat Bounce between 1996 and 2002 and
released two albums with them: "Lucky By Association"
and "Legends of the Nar" (Chonsky).

Between '99 and '01 Garrett performed with Bob Moses'
Mozamba, along with Sam Kininger and Neil Evans
(Soulive) and (DJ) Mr. Rouke. Mozamba performed at
several festivals including an opening set at Phish's
Oswego festival.

In 2002 Garrett joined the Boulder, CO based group The
Motet and toured the country playing over 250 shows
and festivals per year. In 2006 The Motet played in
front of an estimated 10,000 people at Bonnaroo and
shortly there after Bass Player Magazine wrote a
feature profile about Garrett in October, 2006. In
2007 the Motet performed one special gig with
Christian McBride where Garrett and Christian traded
bass lines and solos throughout the night, a career
highlight. Garrett has released two albums with the
Motet: "Music for Life" and "Instrumental Dissent".

In 2006, Garrett had the great honor of subbing for
Kai Eckhardt in his band Garaj Mahal alongside Fareed
Haque, Eric Levy, and Alan Hertz.

After performing several times with keyboard wizard
Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident), he asked
Garrett in 2007 to join a new project called Soleside
featuring Speech (Arrested Developement), DJ Logic,
and Chief Excel (Blackalicious).

Since the Fall of 2007 Garrett has been touring the
States, Europe and Japan with Koch recording artist

Garrett has also been featured with: Carl Thomas,
Loulou (Thievery Corporation), Marcus Eaton, Goodbye
Champion, magicgravy, Henry Butler, Russel Batiste
(The Funky Meters), Steve Perkins (Jane's Addiction),
Robert Walter, and Papa Mali.
Dan Schwindt is a freelance guitarist based out of Denver, Colorado. He has been working as a professional performer and educator for the past ten years primarily in Colorado's Front Range. Working mainly as a sideman, Dan has had the opportunity to play in a wide variety of ensembles and genres of music. Some recent highlights have included playing with Karl Denson (Tiny Universe), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Jeff Coffin (Dave Mathews Band), George Porter (The Meters), DJ Logic, Zach Gill (Jack Johnson) Speech (Arrested Development), Eric Marienthal, Karrin Allyson, Peter Eldridge, Eric Krasno (Soulive) and Michael Brecker.

While in Denver, Dan is a regular member of the Kyle Hollingsworth Band (of String Cheese Incident), The Motet, Supercollider, Rekha Ohal trio and the Jonny Mogambo Band. Dan also regularly works with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) as an orchestra-pit musician, where he recently was contracted for Molly Ringwald's "Sweet Charity", Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple" and Dolly Parton's "9-5".

Dan grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he learned to hide from the rain, compile an awesome collection of flannel T-shirts, and build igloos in the snow. The son of an opera singer and a research scientist, Dan grew fond of music and creativity at a young age. He was in advanced ceramics in the 8th grade and got an A-.

Dan first started playing guitar at age 12, learning as many Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath tunes as possible. This continued to progress into the early 90s and the heyday of Seattle grunge scene. After transcribing Nirvana's "Nevermind" album in its entirety along with Pearl Jam's "Ten" during freshman year of high school, Dan knew all he ever needed to know about the guitar and retired.

After a lengthy 3-month hiatus Dan's first teacher and musical mentor, David O'Suna, gave him a copy of "Wes Montgomery Plays the Blues" and John Coltrane's "Giant Steps". Dan's life now took a turn for the better as he realized he would be embarking on a life long journey of musical exploration and improvisation.

After graduating from Shorecrest High School in 1995 Dan earned a scholarship to the University of North Texas's College of Music. While in college he was able to study and play with notable musicians such as Fred Hamilton, Dan Hearle, Ed Soph, Mike Stern, Joe Diorio, Ron Eschete, Wayne Krantz, Dave Liebman and many others. At UNT Dan received a world-class education in jazz and classical performance, composition, arranging, and barbecue.

Dan's passion for music has led him to tour all over the country playing primarily with jazz, blues, rock, funk, singer songwriters, and jam bands. His passion for music is equally paired with his enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors, which is why he currently lives at the edge of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, CO.

at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, United States

Washington | Posted by Gertrude Brent

Toy Radio Helicopters Instructions

June 27th, 2016

Flying a helicopter will surely mean fun if you are dying to be pilot. This is a nice activity that requires a lot of skills. Toys nowadays will somehow fulfill some of your desires like being a pilot. There are toys that are controlled by radio and by remote controls. If you have this kind of toy, you need to be guided on the things that you have to do to properly fly the helicopter. The instructions given by the manufacturer is one good way that you can follow. There are more tips that you have to be familiar with. You will surely like to have plane for sale.




The first thing that you need to do is to find a place that is free of any distractions. Choose an area where you can fly the helicopter freely. It must be free of trees and buildings so that you will have more space for your practice. A park is one good choice that you can have. Look for a park that will provide you with wide space without any obstructions.




The toy will only turn on if there is enough power. It is very important that you have new batteries to insert in the toy. Insert the batteries and look for the button that will allow you to turn it on. You have to make sure that you will test the button if it is not defective.



A toy helicopter is composed of a lot of parts. These parts are very vital for it to fly easily. You have to make sure that all of them are in good condition. One thing that you need to test is the blades of the helicopter. You have to hold the base of the helicopter firmly. To test them, you need to move the buttons of the controller in different directions. If all is well, it means that the parts are functioning fully.




Put the helicopter on a flat surface and turn it on. You have to begin with the basic control buttons of the helicopter. Start hovering the helicopter by applying enough pressure to the buttons. Wait until the helicopter is already hovering above the ground. If this happens, you may now manipulate the buttons that control the directions of the helicopter. The jet planes for sale will surely fly high.




It is very important that you know how to land the helicopter after you have applied pressure on the accelerator. You have to bring it back to the ground safely. You need to loosen the pressure that you are putting on the accelerator so that it will go down. You can now adjust the blades if the toy is not properly moving.


There are simple tips that you need to remember for you to be able to fly a radio helicopter. The tips mentioned are very helpful for you. These instructions are some of the best that you can follow. Keep them in mind for you to be guided on the things that you need to do.


Josh Santebanes is a father who likes to play golf and billiards. He is also fascinated with airplanes and helicopters. Being a man does not stop him from doing household chores especially in choosing the best tools and accessories that will match the house. He is a father of 3 cute children.


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Radio | Posted by Gertrude Brent

Specific Ignorance with Geoff Tate and Josh Sneed

June 27th, 2016

Specific Ignorance with Geoff Tate and Josh Sneed
Event on 2016-07-12 00:00:00
Ticket Prices
Tuesday, 8:00pm (07/12) 18 and up show

"The complete opposite of general knowledge, 'Specific Ignorance' is a trivia panel show like no other. Three local comedians compete as a team against the audience, however here's the catch – each comedian picks one subject, but the audience write the questions about the subject the comedian picked.. If the audience can think up a question that the panel of three comedians fail to answer correctly, whoever wrote the question wins a free shot of whiskey! (Also the audience gets some points..)
If, at the end of the night the audience has accumulated more points than the panel, as a punishment, the audience will choose one of the comedians to perform improvised standup comedy based solely upon the subject they chose!

'Specific Ignorance' has been a hugely popular monthly show in Washington DC, gaining press mentions (Washington Post/Washington City Paper/Express) repeatedly as one of the Best Things To Do in DC, and as one of the most enjoyable and innovative new comedy shows in the scene today. 'Specific Ignorance' was featured at the 202 Comedy Festival and is starting a road show this fall. The first stop is Go Bananas Cincinnati! Local comedic legends Josh Sneed and Geoff Tate will be teaming up with Corrie Loeffler from the National Spelling Bee to try and outsmart the good people of Cincinatti.. If you think you can drop some knowledge on Josh, Geoff & Corrie then come on down for a night of comedy, trivia and potentially free shots! Follow 'Specific Ignorance' on Facebook or Twitter (@Specignorance) to find out what subjects each have chosen, and start thinking of questions!"

at Go Bananas
8410 Market Place Ln
Cincinnati, United States

Washington | Posted by Fabrice Dollmach

Try Our Singles Dating Washington DC

June 26th, 2016

It’s hard enough being alone in this city – seeing couples walking around everywhere – but dating is even harder, which is why you should give Singles Dating Washington DC seated speed dating a chance. Hosted by Professionals in the City, it’s a opportunity to meet in a group of people and have many dates in one night.


Stop browsing through the personals, stop paying a matchmaker to find your “true love”, and stop reading through those singles dating websites, some of which cost a lot of money and send you pictures and profiles of your perfect match except that they happen to live 100 miles away. Then once they have your money and you’ve signed their Terms of Agreement the matches just trickle in. And often these sites contain profiles that have been so exaggerated, and pictures that are from years ago when your date was thinner with different hair.


Our events are held in lounges or restaurants where there is a section cordoned off just for our group. We suggest that you check-in 20 minutes early so that you can mingle with those you’ll date during the Singles Dating Washington DC event.


The evening is run by an experienced and professional staff that is there to make sure all of your needs are met and that you are comfortable. The dating takes place for one hour during which time you’ll spend a few minutes with each date before moving on to the next. Afterwards, head on over to the bar for some more drinks and socializing. This form of singles dating is so much more fun than going at it alone. And you can bring a single friend along if you feel nervous about attending alone.


Singles Dating Washington DC are events not to miss!!! You could walk away with the man or woman of your dreams.




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Radio Waves

June 26th, 2016

Check out these Radio images:

Radio Waves
Image by Jamie Mellor

Image by charlotte henard

Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2010
Image by iz1ksw
Stefano, IZ1OQU take a rest after tent building

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IN THE HEIGHTS – Saturday, July 30, 8:00PM

June 26th, 2016

IN THE HEIGHTS – Saturday, July 30, 8:00PM
Event on 2016-07-30 20:00:00
The doors open at 7:30pm. The show starts at 8pm. Reserved seating is available for Preferred Admission only. Seating is reserved as best seats available, in the order it is received. For specific seats, please note in the special requests. General and Student/Senior Admission is open seating, first-come, first-serve. 10+ Rush Seats will be available at the door each night, paid by donation, and subject to availability to the first people in line. You must be present in line to claim a rush seat; seats cannot be held. Rush seating is open. IN THE HEIGHTS Music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel MirandaBook by Quiara Alegría Hudes In the Heights is Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical (2008) about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. This exhilarating musical – from the creator of the hit Hamilton – tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner coffee shop is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. With a gripping story and incredible music and dance, In the Heights is a groundbreaking 21st century musical and the next chapter in the classic American story. For more information about IN THE HEIGHTS at The Empty Space, visit ***Children under 10 will not be permitted. No late seating is allowed. Should problems arise, tickets are transferrable but non-refundable. For questions and information please email***

Undisclosed Location
Bakersfield, United States

Washington | Posted by Gertrude Brent

Nice 98.3 photos

June 26th, 2016

Check out these 98.3 images:

Cézanne, The Large Bathers, 1906
Image by profzucker
Paul Cézanne, The Large Bathers, 1906, oil on canvas, 82-7/8 x 98-3/4 inches / 210.5 x 250.8 cm (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

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Cézanne, The Large Bathers (detail), 1906
Image by profzucker
Paul Cézanne, The Large Bathers, 1906, oil on canvas, 82-7/8 x 98-3/4 inches / 210.5 x 250.8 cm (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

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Elann Sock-it-to Me!
Image by lux2night
Fibre Content: 98.3% Cotton 1.7% Elastic
Made In: Brazil
Care: Hand Wash/ Dry Flat
Gauge: 25 st/4 inches 4.5 mm (US 7)
Yardage: 91m/ 100 yds (relaxed) – 170m/186 yds (stretched)
Size: 50g (1.75 oz) ball
MSRP: .75 per ball

1 ball in color #2138

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Nice Washington Concert photos

June 26th, 2016

A few nice washington concert images I found:

Ed Sheeran
washington concert
Image by rwoan
Taylor Swift Red Tour, Tacoma WA

washington concert
Image by thefuturistics

Music | Posted by Victoria Addington

Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole Family

June 25th, 2016

Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole Family
Event on 2016-07-22 10:30:00

Join fitness expert, Venus Washington, and get the whole family moving with exercises, yoga, dancing and other fun activities. You'll learn and practice new ways to keep fit.

at South Madison Library
Villager Mall, 2222 S. Park St.
Madison, United States

Washington | Posted by Gertrude Brent
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