Last Thursday evening, HyperVocal, known as the Millennialâ€™s comprehensive, hyper-frenetic online news source, celebrated its one year anniversary at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)’s rooftop office on F Street. HyperVocal co-founders Lee Brenner and Slade Sohmer welcomed guests to their very atypical Washington fete that included â€œhaute dormâ€ cuisine from DC Taste including mini hot dogs, burritos, corn dogs, and burgers, as well as pizza provided by Pi Pizzeria, and politically-themed â€œDonkey Blue Brewâ€ and â€œElephant Jumbo Juiceâ€ red and blue Svedka vodka slushies. Attendees’ blue and red tongues gave away their political and slushie affiliation for the rest of the evening.Â I personally refrained … all though I would have probably ended up with a purple tongue.
The night’s centerpiece was a special performance by ELEW, the world-renowned rock-jazz pianist who most recently played for President Obama at his Los Angeles fundraiser (thrown by Will Smith) and he is currently on tour with Josh Grobin. Proceeds from the eventâ€™s silent auction went towards Musicians On Call, the foundation that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patientâ€™s in healthcare facilities. Â Notable guests included Joe Lockhart, Marc Adelman, Erik Huey, Todd Flournoy, Christina Sevilla, Jeff Dufour, and CNN’s Linda Roth.
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Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.