Articles By: Pamela Sorensen

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Justin Harrison, CEO of Vinolovers and Founder of VinoFest

On Saturday, May 9th, VinoFest DC 2015 returns to take the city by storm with wine and music. Scheduled to be held at Storey Park in NoMa (1005 First Street, NE), this afternoon through evening event is presented by Vinolovers and defines itself as a curated wine and music festival that celebrates memorable wine experiences, [...]

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All Roads Lead to Miami for ColorComm : ColorComm Dinner & Dialogue w/ BET Chairman & CEO Debra L. Lee

By Guest Contributor Mercy Chikowore  As the women of ColorComm Network are gearing up for their upcoming conference in Miami at the end of July, they recently held an exclusive dinner with BET Networks Chairman and CEO, Debra L. Lee at Cafe Dupont. Ms. Lee joined the DC Chapter of ColorComm for their Dinner & Dialogue series as the special guest speaker. [...]

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Movie Spotlight : The Avengers: Age of Ultron-So “X”citing

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Yes, The Avengers (Age of Ultron) is bringing its army of superheroes to the nearest multiplex this weekend.  Everyone can use a little Thor, Cap, Nat and Stark, but are we about to get battle weary of caped crusaders, or does director Joss Whedon entertain enough to bring in [...]

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Save the Date (and get your tickets NOW) for the Landmark Music Festival on the National Mall September 26-27 2015

Just announced officially Tuesday evening at the W Hotel: The Trust for the National Mall unveiled the first event in its upcoming nationwide grassroots campaign, announcing it will host a world- class music festival to educate a new generation of Americans about the National Mall’s history, ideals, and pressing restoration needs. The Landmark Music Festival [...]

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You’re Invited to a FREE VIP Ride at Zengo Cycle Mosaic : Saturday May 9th

You’re invited! Join me along with Kate Bennett (POLITICO KGB File) and Hilary Phelps (Genuine Joy) as we host a special VIP ride to celebrate the grand opening of the new Zengo Cycle in Fairfax’s hot Mosaic District on Saturday, May 9th at 2pm.   Enjoy 50 minutes of an energizing, full-body, cycle-centric workout for the body, mind, and soul. Rockstar instructor Jordan Murray will be leading the [...]

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MPAA, Microsoft and ABC News Convene Leaders at the 3rd Annual Creativity Conference

By Guest Contributor Afrika Bell Kathuria On a crisp early spring morning last Friday, many gathered to attend the 3rd annual Creativity Conference sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America in partnership with Microsoft and ABC News.  This rare half-day conference, which focused squarely on creativity, was held at the Newseum and convened leaders from the [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Award-Winning Bartender Derek Brown, National Archives Foundation’s First Chief Spirits Advisor

Ever since we began publishing Punch Profiles back in the day, we’ve been lucky to take part in exchanges with the most interesting people who make true impacts on the region, some of whom are more “underexposed” but who are doing kick ass work behind the scenes in their respective industries and causes. They also [...]

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Rock Recovery presents Building Bridges: Living An Integrated Life

One thing I’ve learned (and it’s been pounded into my head) from my confession about my food struggles, is that I am NOT ALONE. Even this past weekend during all of the White House Correspondents Dinner weekend festivities, I was humbled with friends approaching me to thank me for being honest and sharing a very [...]

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Movie Spotlight: The Age of Adeline – The Actors Shine but the Script Needs a Facelift

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren It’s Spring!  And of course that means Spring Fever, and thoughts of romance.  Hollywood is ready for you, as usual…the tagline for this week’s new release The Age of Adaline is “Love is Timeless”. Well, so is character development and plausibility.  After all, this isn’t The Age of Ultron. [...]

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Washington Post Restaurant Critic Tom Sietsema Gives The Grill Room 3 out of 4 Stars

The Grill Room (we acknowledge that isn’t the sexiest name-but then again, a clever name doesn’t always produce three out of four stars) found in Georgetown’s Capella Hotel just won over D.C.’s toughest food critic. BTW, have you have ever read a review by Washington Post‘s Tom Sietsema that bordered on a verbal face smack to the restaurant? And [...]

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Need to Laugh? Then Go to Dame Edna’s “Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour” at National Theatre

Irreverent. Unfiltered. Fabulous. Riotous. These are some of the words that come to mind when I’m asked, “Who is Dame Edna Everage?” The first time I saw her perform in D.C. I believe it was her 50th birthday celebration about 10 years ago. Her perfectly coifed just-right-shade-of-purple ‘do (the envy of all “blue hairs”), wild spectacle [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Mathilde Thomas, co-Founder of Caudalíe

DC is the epicenter of the US. We’ve had our eye on DC because it’s a vibrant, international city and Caudalíe is a global brand. A few weeks ago Caudalíe co-founder Mathilde Thomas came to Washington, DC for the opening of their boutique in the posh CityCenterDC. If you are not quite yet familiar with the 100% family-run skincare line over [...]

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