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Obama for America Staff Ball Right Now Featuring Jay-Z

It's a good day to be an Obama staffer. After a long campaign and transition, about 10,000 staff have been invited to the D.C. Amory for a private party featuring rap superstar Jay-Z. The event, called the Obama for America...

By David A Nakamura | January 21, 2009; 08:10 PM ET | Comments (2)

For All the Party People

Update: 11:25 p.m.: Check out Inaugural fashion photos and see who showed up where in the District. You can also share your own celebratory photos for other readers to see. Original Post: Now that the swearing-in and parade are over,...

By Amy L. Kovac | January 20, 2009; 11:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Celebrations Hit District Streets

The inaugural celebration spilled out into the streets of Washington last night, as revelers braved freezing temperatures to toast President Barack Obama and swap stories about how they spent the historic day. Those without tickets to black tie affairs turned...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 20, 2009; 10:00 PM ET | Comments (8)

Inauguration Counterprogramming

Knowing the cable news networks and the broadcast nets would cop virtually all viewers looking for today’s inauguration ceremony coverage, other TV networks struggled to carve out their own slice of the audience with coverage of the ceremony, or creative...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 20, 2009; 04:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

HBO to Air 'Updated Version' of Sunday's Concert Tomorrow

HBO says it will telecast “an updated version” of Sunday’s inaugural-related concert tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time, By “updated,” the premium cable network means it will include the invocation that had been delivered by the Rev....

By David A Nakamura | January 20, 2009; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (8)

American Music Ball Canceled

The American Music Ball has been cancelled, according to a rep for the Marriott Wardman Park hotel where it was to have been hosted. However, some of its big-name entertainers will find a home at another struggling inaugural fete --...

By David A Nakamura | January 20, 2009; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

Inaugural Ball Ticket Price Slash

With so many inaugural balls, this was bound to happen. The People's Inaugural Ball The People’s Inaugural Ball, which is tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (1000 H Street NW), has slashed ticket prices to $250, a...

By David A Nakamura | January 19, 2009; 04:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Video: Celebrating at The Root Inaugural Ball

Inauguration Watch checked out the inaugural ball scene last night at an event hosted by The Root (the on-line magazine owned by The Washington Post Company) at the National Museum of American History. Biz Markie was the D.J., while Henry...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 19, 2009; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jumbotron Count

The Inauguraiton Watch team is out in force today to bring you all the happenings from the concert on the Mall. Reporter Jonathan Mummolo counts at least three Jumbotrons set up to broadcast the show to the crowd, though he...

By David A Nakamura | January 18, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (5)

Kanye West, Kid Rock, Fallout Boy to Headline Youth Inaugural Ball

Barack Obama's official ball for young people, ages 18-35, will have plenty of top-notch musical talent. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today the Kanye West, Kir Rock and Fallout Boy will headline the Youth Inaugural Ball on Tuesday at the...

By David A Nakamura | January 18, 2009; 09:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration Watch Video: Springsteen Warms up the Crowd

He was barely visible on the stage in front of the Lincoln Memorial today, a distant image who was noticeable mostly for the bright red scarf he was wearing. But when he strummed the guitar and led a chorus...

By David A Nakamura | January 17, 2009; 05:37 PM ET | Comments (2)

Concert Rehearsal on Mall Now

The A-list musical acts that will perform Sunday in Barack Obama's free welcome concert on the Mall, including Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce and Stevie Wonder, are reportedly rehearsing now at the Lincoln Memorial....

By David A Nakamura | January 17, 2009; 03:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Inaugurating a Weekend of Celebrations

Last night was the first night of what for many will be a five-night weekend of celebrations in the D.C. area. So what was going on? Here's a report from The Sleuth: The Sleuth eased into a five-night spree of...

By Washington Post Editors | January 17, 2009; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Television Pays $5 Million for Broadcast Rights

This just in from the Associated Press (look for much more about this in tomorrow's Post): Television networks paid more than $5 million for exclusive rights to show events surrounding President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, including Sunday's Lincoln Memorial concert and...

By David A Nakamura | January 16, 2009; 06:26 PM ET | Comments (5)

Beyonce to Sing Etta James's 'At Last' for First Dance

This bulletin just in from the Associated Press about Beyonce, who we told you will sing for the Obamas' First Dance at the Neighborhood Ball Tuesday night. Beyonce has revealed the song she plans to serenade the Obamas with in...

By David A Nakamura | January 16, 2009; 05:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Nightlife Update: 273 D.C. Bars Register Stay Open All Night

The final list is out and a total of 273 D.C. bars, restaurants and nightclubs have registered with the city to stay open all night and serve alcohol until 4 a.m. from Jan. 17-21. Here's the complete list with addresses....

By David A Nakamura | January 16, 2009; 05:03 PM ET | Comments (2)

Official Inaugural Ball Menus: Italian Chicken Roulade; Tortellini with Roasted Organic Tomato Cream Sauce

Greg Sharpe was hired as the executive chef at the Washington Convention Center shortly before George W. Bush's second inauguration. So he's had some practice with this. But Sharpe is under the gun to prepare a meal for 42,000 ball-goers...

By David A Nakamura | January 16, 2009; 03:10 PM ET | Comments (3)

Obama Opens White House Wednesday; Sign Up Now!

President-elect Barack Obama is opening the White House doors Wednesday to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Presidential Inaugural Committee sent out an e-mail today saying "If you are among the first to sign up today, you and...

By Nikita R Stewart | January 16, 2009; 02:47 PM ET | Comments (10)

42,000 Expected at Convention Center for Official Inaugural Balls

The cavernous Ballroom B, site of the Western Ball. Inauguration Watch was given a behind-the-scenes tour of preparation at the Washington Convention Center, where six official inaugural balls will be held Tuesday night. Officials from the Convention Center Authority said...

By David A Nakamura | January 16, 2009; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sources: Beyonce to Perform Song for Obamas' First Dance

Setup has begun for the Neighborhood Ball in Ballroom D at the Washington Convention Center. Inauguration Watch was told by a solid source today that Barack Obama has selected Beyonce to sing the song for the traditional First Dance, with...

By David A Nakamura | January 16, 2009; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (2)

San Francisco Choirs to Sing to Song Set to Obama Victory Speech

Aretha Franklin will sing "My Country Tis of Thee" at Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony, while the San Francisco Boys and Girls Choirs wiill perform a half dozen numbers, including a new piece set to the words of Obama's victory speech....

By David A Nakamura | January 16, 2009; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Anne Arundel County (Md.) Bars Could Stay Open Extra Hour

An emergency bill is making its way through the Maryland legislature to allows bars in Anne Arundel County to stay open an hour later than usual in the early morning hours after President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration Tuesday. The legislation was...

By David A Nakamura | January 15, 2009; 04:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Talent Lineup Released for Official Balls

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has released the lineup of musical acts for Barack Obama's official inaugural balls Jan. 20. Here's the list: President Obama Home States Ball Common Jack Johnson Don Cagen Orchestra Vice President Biden Home States Ball Maroon...

By David A Nakamura | January 15, 2009; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Neighborhood Ball Likely Sold Out

We're hearing reports that tickets to the Neighborhood Ball, featuring a bevy of big-name musical stars, quietly went on sale this afternoon to the general public for $25 apiece--with a maximum purchase of four tickets. But they appear to already...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 06:53 PM ET | Comments (104)

Holocaust Museum Closed on Tuesday

The Holocaust Museum will be closed on Inauguration Day, officials said, due to security plans that will make it difficult for patrons to reach the building. The museum will reopen on January 21 with normal hours of 10 a.m. to...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 05:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

HBO Will Broadcast Concert Live, Free, Online

HBO announced today that they will broadcast Sunday's We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration live beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET, rather than only tape-delayed at 7 p.m., as previously announced. The tape-delayed broadcast still will be shown, and a...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 14, 2009; 04:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Inaugural Committee Gives 1,000 Free Tickets to Local Groups for Neighborhood Ball, Kids' Concert

The Presidential Inaugural Committee is distributing the first tickets for the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball Jan. 20 at the Washington Convention Center. That event will feature performances by Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, JAY-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 03:41 PM ET | Comments (3)

Dramatic Constitution Reading at Newseum Sunday

A mix of politicians, writers, historians and celebrities will participate in a dramatic reading of the U.S. Constitution at the Newseum at noon Sunday. The event, sponsored by People For the American Way Foundation, will be held in a television...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 01:36 PM ET | Comments (3)

Tickets Hard to Come By for Kids' Concert

Looking to see Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, et al at the Verizon Center Monday? Won't be easy to get one of the 20,000-or-so seats, reports the Post's Richard Leiby. The inaugural committee is handling ticket distribution, and "they have told...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (4)

Stan Lee Explains Why Obama is in Spider-Man

We told you last week that Barack Obama will make his debut in Spider-Man. So how why did creator Stan Lee decide to bring the President-elect into Spidey's world? The Post's Michael Cavna asked him that very question in an...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Welcome Concert Begins at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Doors Open at 8 a.m.

Barack Obama's free concert at the Lincoln Memorial will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and people will be allowed to begin gathering at 8 a.m. that morning, the Presidential Inaugural Committee said today. The event features a wide array of...

By David A Nakamura | January 14, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (7)

National Gallery to Be Completely Closed

Looks like the security restrictions have proved too difficult to navigate for the National Gallery of Art, which had planned to keep some wings open to the public Tuesday. Today, a gallery spokeswoman announced the entire museum will be closed...

By David A Nakamura | January 13, 2009; 07:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

After-Party Watch: Welcome to 1600 Hosted by Spike Lee

Who: Hosted by Spike Lee, presented by Mike Muse, Unik, and Pantera Sarah; featuring will.i.am as special guest DJ; with sounds by Music Maestros: DJ M.O.S and DJ mOma Where: Josephine's, 1008 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington DC When: Tuesday, Jan....

By David A Nakamura | January 13, 2009; 06:07 PM ET | Comments (1)

Musical Talent Announced for Neighborhood, Kids' Inaugural Balls

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has announced the musical lineups for the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20 at the Washington Convention Center and the Kids Inaugural Concert on Jan. 19 at the Verizon Center: Musical performers scheduled for the Neighborhood...

By David A Nakamura | January 13, 2009; 03:30 PM ET | Comments (4)

Obama Crayon Sculpture on Display Saturday

Obama sculpture image courtesy of Herb Williams It sounds like an elementary school art project gone haywire, but the sculpture of Barack Obama made entirely with Crayola crayons by artist Herb Williams is high concept art. Or so thinks...

By David A Nakamura | January 13, 2009; 01:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama's Sunday Inauguration Concert to Begin at 2 p.m.

We told you earlier about the musicians who will headline Barack Obama's welcome concert on Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial. Now we're hearing the concert will begin at 2 p.m. It will be broadcast on HBO on tape delay from...

By David A Nakamura | January 12, 2009; 05:23 PM ET | Comments (6)

It's Official: Bruce Springsteen to Headline Obama's Sunday Concert

As The Post's Lena H. Sun first reported last week, Bruce Springsteen will be among the headliners at Obama's welcome concert on the National Mall on Sunday. The event will be from 7 p.m to 9 p.m near the Lincoln...

By David A Nakamura | January 12, 2009; 02:24 PM ET | Comments (17)

'Renegade' Advice for Obama

In his early 1980s dancefloor hit "Renegades of Funk," hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa said men such as Chief Sitting Bull and Martin Luther King, Jr., were renegades -- or, as he put it, “people with their own philosophy; they change...

By Washington Post Editors | January 12, 2009; 11:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Spike Lee to Host Symposium at Howard University

Spike Lee will appear at a day-long symposium at Howard University's Cramton Auditorium on Jan. 19 to discuss topics including education, the economy and the impact of Barack Obama on Black America, according to the Hilltop, Howard's student newspaper. Moderators...

By David A Nakamura | January 12, 2009; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inauguration Entertainment Roundup

The Lou Gossett Jr.-Purple Ball falling-out that Inauguration Watch reported this morning appears to have been short-lived, The Reliable Source says: By mid-afternoon, a rep for party organizer Asal Masomi was insisting that Gossett back on board. "All disagreements ......

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 9, 2009; 05:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

InauguralFest to Feature Air Force One Replica Plane, Exhibits

(Photo courtesy of Jim Warlick.) This weekend, a plane will touch down in the center of Washington. Actually, it will be half a plane, a Boeing 727 replica of Air Force One that will be the highlight of InauguralFest, a...

By David A Nakamura | January 9, 2009; 03:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Another Obama Anthem

TV writer and producer John Donley is hoping the Presidential Inaugural Committee will take a listen to a song he co-wrote for the inauguration. "This song just popped into my mind," said Donley. "The whole idea was to embody the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | January 9, 2009; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

More than 200 Bars Register To Stay Open All Night

Ready to party 'til you drop for the inaugural? You're in luck. A total of 213 bars, restaurants and nightclubs formally registered with the D.C. Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration by yesterday's deadline to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. and, possibly,...

By David A Nakamura | January 8, 2009; 06:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Inaugural Ball and Event Cheat Sheet?

There have been so many announcements of inaugural balls, parties and events that it's difficult to keep track of everything that's going on. That hasn't stopped some from trying. Qorvis Communications, a D.C.-based corporate communications firm, has compiled a "working...

By David A Nakamura | January 8, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jay-Z Tix at Warner Theatre = Expensive

Inauguration Watch posted the notice yesterday that Jay-Z will be performing at Warner Theatre Jan. 19. But we didn't have information about ticket prices. Now we do, according to some sources who tried to get tickets. They're going for $375...

By David A Nakamura | January 7, 2009; 02:54 PM ET | Comments (1)

Sources: Springsteen to Perform at Inaugural Welcome Event

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has been mum, but sources tell the Post's Lena Sun that Bruce Springsteen will perform at Barack Obama's inauguration week welcome event Jan. 18 on the National Mall. The event will be on the steps of...

By David A Nakamura | January 6, 2009; 06:02 PM ET | Comments (19)

Jay-Z to Perform at Warner Theatre

More celebrity performance confirmations for inauguration week: rapper Jay-Z will perform at Warner Theatre on Jan. 19. No word on ticket prices, but they can be purchased at Warner Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at LiveNation.com or charge-by-phone...

By David A Nakamura | January 6, 2009; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (2)

Celebrity Inaugural Basketball Game to Feature Clinton Portis, Santana Moss

Washington Redskins' stars Clinton Portis and Santana Moss might have a lot of free time on their hands since the team didn't make the NFL playoffs. But they'll be in action Jan. 17 as part of a celebrity basketball game...

By David A Nakamura | December 30, 2008; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Nebraska Society to Hold Inauguration Brunch

Who: Nebraska Society When: Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Where: Columbus Club, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington D.C. Tickets: $45 available to society members through Jan. 1. Others can buy tickets after that date on a...

By David A Nakamura | December 29, 2008; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

It's Official: Rihanna to Perform at Charity Inaugural Ball

Pop superstar Rihanna will be performing in Washington on inauguration day. Feeding America and the Recording Industry Association of America are teaming up for a joint inaugural ball for charity and announced today that the "Umbrella"-singer will be the headliner....

By David A Nakamura | December 19, 2008; 03:29 PM ET | Comments (3)

Obama to Hold Free Inaugural Concert for Youth

Kids will rock at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that a free concert for children will be held at the Verizon Center on Jan. 19, the night before Obama gets sworn in and later treks...

By Nikita R Stewart | December 19, 2008; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Live Chat on Inaugural Balls: Today at 1 p.m.

Have questions about the inaugural balls or the celebrities who might attend them? Log on to chat live with the Washington Post's Reliable Source columnist Roxanne Roberts at 1 p.m. today. Go here for the chat and you can submit...

By David A Nakamura | December 18, 2008; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inaugural Poet Selected: Elizabeth Alexander

After a hiatus of more than a decade, poetry is returning to the inauguration of the American president. The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced today that Elizabeth Alexander, a prize-winning poet at Yale University who grew up in...

By David A Nakamura | December 17, 2008; 01:05 PM ET | Comments (3)

National Gallery to Close East Building on Jan. 20

Due to the crowds and security restrictions expected on inauguration day, the National Gallery announced it will close the East Building, shops, restaurants, Sculpture Garden and ice rink on Jan. 20. However, the West Building's entrance at Sixth Street and...

By David A Nakamura | December 17, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. Tells Congress to Butt Out of Inaugural Nightlife Legislating

Local Washington and federal Washington have always co-existed uneasily. The city has no voting representation in Congress and federal legislators mostly act as if District politicians don't exist--except when trying to big-foot the locals by bossing them around. So it...

By David A Nakamura | December 17, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (11)

D.C. Council Amends Inaugural Bar Hours

District bars and nightclubs will be allowed to serve alcohol until 4 a.m., not 5 a.m., during inauguration week after the D.C. Council voted to amend the emergency legislation it had approved two weeks ago. Under the legislation approved by...

By David A Nakamura | December 16, 2008; 08:10 PM ET | Comments (4)

New Proposal Would Limit Alcohol Service to 4 a.m., Require Fee

As we told you last week, D.C. Council member Tommy Wells will propose legislation aimed at rolling back some of the provisions in the council's emergency legislation that would allow bars and nightclubs to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. and...

By David A Nakamura | December 15, 2008; 01:17 PM ET | Comments (2)

D.C. Council Member Aims to Amend Bar Hours

A D.C. Council member filed formal notice today that he intends to propose a new emergency law that would alter the terms of the council's legislation that extended the hours of operation for bars and nightclubs during inauguration week. Tommy...

By David A Nakamura | December 11, 2008; 03:44 PM ET | Comments (19)

Save the Parties! ... Or Not.

Though D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has pledged to sign the D.C. Council legislation that would allow bars and nightclubs to stay open all night from Jan. 17-21, some groups aren't taking anything for granted. They're fighting for their...

By David A Nakamura | December 11, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Simon Cowell's Il Divo to Perform at Inaugural Purple Ball; Sting at Creative Coalition Ball

More headliners are committing to inauguration week performances: Il Divo, the international operatic pop group created by American Idol judge Simon Cowell, will appear at Louis Gossett Jr.'s Inaugural Purple Ball. The ball will be Jan. 20 at the Fairmont...

By David A Nakamura | December 11, 2008; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

AP Video: The Bar Hour Debate

AP gets more reaction to the controversy from Mayor Adrian Fenty and the head of the police union, and chats with some average workers in the District. Vote in our poll or leave your comments after the jump....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 11, 2008; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (1)

Mayor Fenty: I Will Sign Law to Extend Bar Hours

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) reiterated his intention to sign the legislation approved by the D.C. Council last week that would allow bars and nightclubs to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. and stay open all night from Jan. 17-21....

By David A Nakamura | December 10, 2008; 05:02 PM ET | Comments (17)

D.C. Mayor Fenty Planning Party Featuring ... Kanye West?

Everyone's trying to line up big names for inauguration week and sources tell Inauguration Watch that D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is planning an inaugural party for Sunday, Jan. 18, at the D.C. Armory and that hizzoner has invited...

By David A Nakamura | December 10, 2008; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (2)

D.C. Council Chair, Others React to Senators' Opposition of Extended Bar Hours

People continue to take sides in the debate over whether the District's bars and nightclubs should be allowed to stay open around-the-clock (and serve alcohol until 5 a.m.) during inauguration week. Reacting to the letter from Sens. Dianne Feinstein and...

By David A Nakamura | December 10, 2008; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (2)

Church Leaders Join Fight Against Extended Bar Hours

A day after Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Bob Bennett called on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and D.C. Council members to rescind the emergency law that will let bars and nightclubs stay open around the clock from Jan. 17-21 for...

By David A Nakamura | December 10, 2008; 12:27 PM ET | Comments (24)

Breaking News: Sens. Feinstein, Bennett Object to D.C. Inaugural Nightlife Legislation

Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah) are objecting to the emergency law approved by the D.C. Council last week that would allow city nightclubs, bars and restaurants to remain open all night and serve alcohol until 5...

By David A Nakamura | December 9, 2008; 05:12 PM ET | Comments (15)

New Smithsonian Exhibits Celebrate Inaugurals Past

What did Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural look like in 1865? How about Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural parade, which featured chiefs Buckskin Charlie (Ute), American Horse (Oglala Sioux), Quanah Parker (Comanche), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Hollow Horn Bear (Brule Sioux) and Little Plume...

By David A Nakamura | December 8, 2008; 01:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Money, Money, Money

In case you missed The Post's weekend coverage, we brought you three tales of the way in which money is altering the face of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. Nikita Stewart wrote on Saturday about the competition between vendors for licenses...

By David A Nakamura | December 8, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Inaugural Ball Watch: D.C.'s 51st State Inaugural Ball

The D.C. government is throwing its own inaugural ball and the ultra, super-fancy, ritzy location is ... city hall! Lest anyone suggest D.C. pols aren't of the people, council member Harry Thomas Jr. tells Inauguration Watch that the city's party...

By David A Nakamura | December 5, 2008; 03:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. Police Union Chief Questions Inaugural Deployment Plans

The leader of the D.C. police union is concerned about the department’s plans for police deployment during Inauguration weekend, especially in light of a recent decision by the D.C. Council to extend the hours of operation for bars and restaurants....

By David A Nakamura | December 4, 2008; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Kennedy Center to Host Oprah Taping

Oprah confirmed Wednesday to "Access Hollywood" that she will be producing her show at the Kennedy Center's Opera House on Jan. 19. The Post's Reliable Source first reported on the negotiations Nov. 20. Oprah.com will post information later this week...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins | December 4, 2008; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Does More Inauguration Revelry = More Cops?

Might the D.C. Council's decision to keep bars and nightclubs open 24 hours a day during Inauguration weekend mean more cops hitting the streets to keep late-night partygoers in line? Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier...

By David A Nakamura | December 3, 2008; 03:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

D.C. Bars Open 24 Hours -- Good or Bad? Vote Here

As we've reported, the D.C. Council approved legislation to allow bars, nightclubs and restaurants to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. and stay open all night from Jan. 17 until the morning of Jan. 21. What do you think about this...

By David A Nakamura | December 3, 2008; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

D.C. Bars, Nightclubs to Be Open 24-hours A Day for Inauguration Week

The D.C. Council approved emergency legislation this evening that will allow District bars, nightclubs and restaurants to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. — three hours later than usual — and remain open for food around the clock from Jan. 17...

By David A Nakamura | December 2, 2008; 06:56 PM ET | Comments (2)

D.C. Officials Considering Opening Bars 24-7

The D.C. Council is considering legislation today that would allow bars to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. -- three hours longer than current regulations allow -- and remain open 24 hours a day from Jan. 17 through 21 to serve...

By David A Nakamura | December 2, 2008; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (12)

Human Rights Campaign Aims for Blockbuster Ball

A group of gay rights groups led by the Human Rights Campaign is trying to put together a blockbuster inaugural get-together, reports The Sleuth: The party, being organized by a large coalition of gay-rights groups led by the Human Rights...

By Washington Post Editors | November 26, 2008; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (3)

 
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