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Amanda Pelletieris a native of Boston, who has always had lofty dreams of saving the world with a cape and a nice tiara, but until then she continues to pursue degrees in theatre and public relations at American University. Amanda has been inspired by the arts since her grandmother introduced her to Bizet’s Carmen at five-years-old. She received her training from Boston-based acting coach Debra Crosby and the world famous Stagedoor Manor in NY. When not glued to her Blackberry or running out the door to her internships, Amanda enjoys frequenting local museums, going to the opera, ballet, poetry readings, and the theatre. Amanda believes that high art should be accessible to everyone and she will cover events that even broke college students such as herself can attend.

Capital Fringe Festival Preview

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Capital Fringe Festival is synonymous with cutting edge and experimental theatre. As the only major non-jury, self-producing, open-access festival in the Washington, DC area, the Capital Fringe Festival is an annual showcase of contemporary productions. Following in the traditions of other festivals (such as the prominent Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Capital Fringe prides itself on […]

DC-Based Nooristan Foundation Supports And Empowers Afghan Women Through Education Programs

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Mainstream news coverage of Afghanistan tends to be discouraging, especially in the way of gender equality, but with the help of the Nooristan Foundation, the future of Afghan women is not as bleak as it may appear. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Nadir Atash, the Nooristan Foundation is an all-volunteer Section 501 (c)(3) charity […]

Recap: Frances Osborne Book Signing At British Ambassador’s Residence

Frances Osborne with her new novel, "Park Lane" (Photo Credit: A. Pelletier)

Sir Peter Westmacott, the British Ambassador to the United States, and his wife Lady Westmacott hosted a book signing for Frances Osborne’s new novel, Park Lane on Monday evening. Around 50 guests gathered in the ballroom of the British Ambassador’s Residence to enjoy cocktails, British-themed appetizers, and the company of acclaimed author Frances Osborne.

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Recap: 2012 Opera Ball At The Embassy Of The United Arab Emirates

Atrium at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (Photo Credit: Amanda Pelletier)

Opera Ball patrons might have thought they were at a party in Abu Dhabi instead of Washington, DC when they entered the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates on Saturday night. Washington National Opera‘s largest fundraiser was held for the first time at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates under the patronage of […]

Washington National Opera’s 2012 Opera Ball At The Embassy Of The United Arab Emirates

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, host of Opera Ball 2012

Every year, one event during Washington, DC’s cultural, philanthropic, and social scene reigns supreme among all others-the Opera Ball. Chaired by renowned philanthropist and Washington National Opera patron Adrienne Arsht, the 2012 Opera Ball will be hosted by His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and Mrs. Abeer Al […]

Recap: Shakespeare Theatre Company’s The Servant Of Two Masters

Steven Epp as Truffaldino in Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2010 production of "The Servant of Two Masters", directed by Christopher Bayes (Photo Credit: Richard Termine)

Slapstick comedy is often thought to be void of intelligent discourse but on the stage of the Lansburgh Theatre a talented ensemble of actors meticulously blend “Three Stooges”-style physical humor with quick-witted dialogue in “The Servant of Two Masters”. Christopher Bayes seamlessly directed this buoyant production of Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece, originally staged […]

Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents The Servant Of Two Masters At DC’s Lansburgh Theatre

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents The Servant of Two Masters at the Lansburgh Theatrein Washington, DC from May 15 to June 24th.

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Delightful and delicious, The Servant of Two Masters is filled to the brim with music, dance and laughter. […]

Flagler Museum: Gilded Age Architecture Meets World Class Art And Cultural Programming In Palm Beach

Whitehall Estate (Photo Credit: Flagler Museum)

Just across the picturesque Intercoastal Waterway sits Whitehall, a 55-room Beaux Arts estate and one of Florida’s most stunning residences. Once belonging to Henry Morrison Flagler, a leading figure of America’s Gilded Age, Whitehall is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and now acts as the Flagler Museum featuring a variety of exhibitions, guided […]

Evening Of Hope To Benefit Afghan Women At French Ambassador’s Residence

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The Nooristan Foundation presents Spring Soirée: An Evening of Hope to Benefit the Women of Afghanistan on May 18th to benefit education programs for women and girls in Afghanistan. Madame Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the IMF will attend as the guest of honor and is schedule […]

Mad Hatter Children’s Tea Party At The Flagler Museum

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The Whitehall Society of the Flagler Museum is offering kids a fun way to spend their Sunday afternoon. Children ages five to ten are invited to dress up for a special tea party at the beautiful Palm Beach estate. Children can create festive bonnets and top hats, learn table etiquette, and enjoy tasty treats […]

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