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Sri Lankan Cultural Extravaganza at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Free Cultural Extravaganza by Legendary Sri Lankan Dance Troupe at Kennedy Center

The Sri Lanka Embassy Washington DC and the Kennedy Center Millennium stage present the legendary Channa – Upuli Dance Ensemble from Sri Lanka on Tuesday , February 4 , 2014 in a cultural performance featuring   Traditional Sri Lankan [...]

Telling the Truth — Is It a Thing of the Past?

By Arthur Crandon Most conversations are now thru emails, posts, tweets, etc. Is it far easier now to tell lies and are we, because of this, doing it more often? And let’s face it, there are times when all of us lie. Do you tell your partner [...]

The Power of Indulgence

By Piper Bayard* Nicotine patches are flying off the shelves and personal trainers are working overtime. And every gym across the nation is filled with the January Resolutioners. image from US Air Force, wikimedia commons The Resolutioners [...]

Piper’s 2012 Man of the Year

By Piper Bayard* Once in a while, amidst all the news of terror, tragedies, lies, and deceit, someone comes along who makes the world stop and have a moment of collective fun. This year, I thank Psy and Gangnam Style for that moment and for [...]

Holiday Survival — Picky Friends and Impossible Packages

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I, a spook and an author/belly dancer, are dedicated to easing your holiday tensions. Let’s take a look at what’s on your minds this season. . . . Our reader, Ellie Ann, has [...]

Savoir Faire Consulting Service

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes The Holiday Season is upon us. Soon, life will be a whirlwind of dinner parties and fetes. We realize that we will be the main topic of discussion for many of our readers at these parties, and we’d like to [...]

Pilgrim, As You Journey

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes* This is the week of the mass American pilgrimage. Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, is the day we Americans travel home. It is the one holiday we all share, no matter what our religion. The day when [...]

Veteran’s Day things-to-do. Show your spirit.

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens November 11, 2012. Mount Vernon, Virginia. Special activities include a patriotic community concert by the all-veteran barbershop chorus at 11 a.m., at 2 p.m. wreathlaying at the tomb of our first commander-in-chief, [...]

Thank You, Italy, for Embracing Witchcraft

An Open Letter to Italy From Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes* Dear Italy, We recently noticed that your court in L’Aquila convicted six scientists and a government official of manslaughter and sentenced them each to six years in jail because [...]

Gypsyhawk – Where Retro Meets Cutting Edge

Gypsyhawk – Where Retro Meets Cutting Edge By Catie Rhodes and Piper Bayard Metal Blade Records band Gypsyhawk transports us back to the Dark Ages, aka the 70s and 80s, and nights spent partying to the music of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, [...]