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Lincoln: A President who's Poppin'

By Leigh Macdonald

Tomorrow evening, I’m hitting one of the hottest new night-out scenes in D.C.

Meet ArtJamz: an uncommonly creative concept by Michael M. Clements, Executive Editor of Washington Life Magazine. Last June, Clements launched ArtJamz, the first for-profit production of Genki Media LLC. Genki is a combination of the Japanese characters “Gen” and “Ki,” and it means “happy and healthy condition.” Well . . . by all accounts, it seems that Clements—through his wildly popular ArtJamz series—is indeed making meaningful strides toward the happy and healthy condition of Washingtonians.

What is ArtJamz? It’s open to anyone, online registration is easy, and ArtJammers needn’t bring a thing since Clements provides all needed materials. Indeed, upon arrival, you’ll receive a canvas (already set up on an easel, of course), paint, and materials. For the next few hours, you’ll enjoy wine, soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres, great music, and an artsy ArtJamz host. All the while, you and your fellow ArtJammers will be creating your very own original works of art. “Whoa!” you say, “I’m not an artist.” Not to worry . . . the ArtJamz sessions bring out the creative juices in even the most uncreative souls.

This weekend, ArtJamz is hosting its Lincoln Sessions. The Lincoln Sessions will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th and will give ArtJammers a sneak peek at the highly anticipated opening of Lincoln Restaurant. Lincoln is owned and operated by Hudson Restaurant owner Alan Popovsky, and the destination will feature pop art from local artist, Maggie O’Neill.

At each of the three Lincoln Sessions, Maggie will paint alongside ArtJammers. February 10th is an invite-only affair aimed to bring in a who’s who of creative District influencers. The 11th and 12th sessions are open to anyone. By the way, Feb 12 is Abe Lincoln’s birthday, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate honest Abe than with ArtJamz at the city’s newest and most creative restaurant concept.

Watch Angie’s previous report on Artjamz on WUSA9’s Morning Show below:

Dog Days of August in DC

The Dog Days return to Washington and hotter than the temps… the grand sidewalk sales and doggies  lined up along U Street, Midcity. Shout out to Steve Fox for some great video.

OMG 2/2/10: Georgetown Cupcake Gets TLC Show

OMG on WUSA9 February 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– OH MY GOFF! Watch Angie Goff’s report on Georgetown Cupcake landing a reality TV show on TLC. Angie’s Army reports on the Tigerlily Foundation’s bachelor and bachelorette Auction for breast cancer. Virginians gather for a harvest dinner to celebrate locally grown food. Nationally, 75 artists gather to re-record “We Are the World” to benefit Haiti.

Oh Snap! Mad about Moki

Dannia & SherryA-listers packed the Lebanese Taverna for the Moki Media Launch Party.

Singer Ginuwine and wife former rapper Sole’ were there. Other notables, Jeannie Jones from WPGC, Billboard jazz artist Marcus Johnson and a handful of local newsies including NBC4’s Craig Melvin and John Schriffen. We also spotted Washington Post’s Ivan Carter.

Dannia Hakki and Sherry Moeller formerly of Capitol File co-own the new DC based PR firm.

Moki Media Launch Party

[Pictured: NBC 4’s Craig Melvin & John Schriff, Ginuwine and wife Sole’ with celebrity surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki, Designer Taimur Baig and Anureta Chahal, Carissa Maguire with Colleen Laughlin and Angie Goff,  Luxxury Spa’s Maha and Hiba Bittar Hakki, Moki’s Dannia Hakki with ABC7’s Cynne’ Simpson]

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