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• Golden Winners: Jamie Foxx , "The Aviator" and "Million Dollar Baby" were the champions at this year's Golden Globes. January 17, 2005

• Golden Gowns: Hollywood's biggest movie and TV stars show off their fashions at the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards. January 16, 2005

• The 2004 Kennedy Center Honors: Each year Washington’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts bestows awards for “lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.” This year's honored artists include musician Elton John, composer John Williams, soprano Dame Joan Sutherland and actors Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. December 03, 2004

• Lollipops From Scratch: Making lollipops is a real-life chemistry lesson -- but without the school books or homework. Watch ordinary sugar heat up to 300 degrees -- and transform into super-cool candy treats on a stick. Although fun to make, lollipops need your full attention (don't forget, this stuff gets really hot!) and the help of an adult. November 22, 2004

• Artomatic 2004: In the space that once housed the Capital Children's Museum, the fourth edition of Artomatic kicks off with live music, poetry, dance, theater and visual arts. More than 1,000 artists participate in this non-juried, open showcase for the arts that runs through December 5. November 12, 2004

• The Dining Guide: Food For All Seasons: Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema reveals his favorite D.C. area restaurants. October 14, 2004

• Christopher Reeve Dies at 52: Christopher Reeve, the star of the "Superman" movies whose near-fatal riding accident nine years ago turned him into a worldwide advocate for spinal cord research, died of heart failure on Oct. 10,2004, his publicist said. He was 52. October 11, 2004

• Respects to Rodney Dangerfield: The bug-eyed comedian best known for his standup routine and his "I don't get no respect" catchphrase died of complications following heart surgery in August. He was 82. October 06, 2004

• Geoffrey Beene, Fashion Innovator: Geoffrey Beene, who died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, was an award-winning designer whose simple, classic styles for men and women put him at the forefront of American fashion. September 29, 2004

• Fall Arts Preview: Highlights from the most promising art exhibitions this fall and early winter. September 09, 2004

• ''Super freak'' of funk dead at 56: Rick James, the bad boy of funk who enjoyed chart-topping success but was also beset by drug problems and numerous brushes with the law, died in Los Angeles, Friday. August 06, 2004

• Iconic Actor Marlon Brando Dies at 80: Marlon Brando, whose blend of sensitivity and savagery brought him acclaim as the greatest actor of his generation and whose tumultuous personal life made him a fascinating spectacle in popular culture, died July 1. He was 80. July 02, 2004

• Spread the Word: Poetry Is All Around: In early Washington, most poetry was found in books. These days, poetry is on the streets, in the parks, in colleges, coffeehouses and embassies. You can hear it murmured, shouted and sung by professors, lawyers, ballplayers and teens. June 17, 2004

• Ray Charles Dies at 73: Ray Charles, the blind singer and piano player whose career spanned more than 50 years, and crossed disparate musical styles with classic hits such as "What'd I Say," "Hit the Road Jack" and the melancholy ballad "Georgia on My Mind," died Thursday of complications from liver disease. He was 73. June 10, 2004

• Tops at the Tonys: At the 58th annual Tony Awards, the ceremony that honors the best of Broadway, "Avenue Q," Idina Menzel and host Hugh Jackman were among the night's big winners. June 07, 2004

• Electronics Entertainment Expo: Visitors to the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- or "E3" -- in Los Angeles get to try out the latest games from gaming companies like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. The E3 is the industry's marquee annual event in which to roll out new products. May 13, 2004

• Margaret Thomas: Moments: Washington Post photographer Margaret Thomas celebrates 37 years of photograpy with a show of her work at the Center for the Arts, Canton Merchant Family Gallery in Manassas, Virgina April 28 - June 7. April 30, 2004

• Car Guide: Take a look at some of the latest 2004-2005 car models reviewed by Post columnist Warren Brown. April 23, 2004

• The Quilts of Gee's Bend: Quilts created by four generations of women from Gee's Bend, Ala. comprise an exhibition of bold, abstract masterworks at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, through May 17. February 13, 2004

• Investing in the Future of Fashion: Fashion Week in New York is when everyone in the industry jockeys for attention. It's particularly difficult for the small design houses without the resources of big corporations. Thanks to the increasing number of grants from foundations, promising young designers are getting a leg up. February 10, 2004

• And the Nominees Are ...: The nominees for the 76th Academy Awards were announced this morning at a news conference in Beverly Hills. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," as expected, is the front-runner with 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. But there were a few surprises, including acting nods for "Whale Rider's" Keisha Castle-Hughes and Johnny Depp. The Academy Awards ceremony will be held Feb. 29, and will air live on ABC. January 27, 2004

• The Fabric of Fashion: Belgian designer Dries Van Noten shows his mastery of dewy colors, painterly texture and imperfect patterns. December 02, 2003

• Art Carney, of 'Honeymooners,' Dies: Art Carney, 85, the great American comic actor who was hilarious opposite Jackie Gleason on television in the 1950s and who won an Oscar in 1974 for an affecting movie role, died Sunday in Connecticut. November 11, 2003

• Katharine Hepburn: Katharine Hepburn's career spanned seven decades, during which she became one of the most-acclaimed actresses of all time. She was outspoken and her longstanding affair with actor Spencer Tracy brought drama and controversy to her life. The Hollywood legend died at the age of 96 in her Connecticut home. June 30, 2003

• Front Page: The Photographs of Arthur Ellis: In a career that spanned five decades, Washington Post photographer Arthur Ellis captured the patrician and pedestrian ways of Washington life. A new survey of his work examines his contributions and his legacy, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art through Aug. 14. June 27, 2003

• A Splendorous Cannes Depite World of Worries: Movie stars from around the world flock annually to the southern seaside French town of Cannes to strut in front of the cameras and promote their latest films. This year was no different despite the threat of SARS outbreaks and a nationwide transportation strike the day before the opening on May 14. May 21, 2003

• Saving the Photos of the 20th Century: A Bill Gates-owned company hopes to preserve the most famous photographs of the 20th century. May 16, 2003

• Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design: The Phillips Collection focuses on the early career of photographer Margaret Bourke-White, particularly her iconic images of industry. Along with groundbreaking photographs of Cleveland's Otis Steel Company and New York's Chrysler Building, "The Photography of Design" includes many of her commissions for Fortune magazine, from Soviet Union factories to the American Dust Bowl. February 11, 2003

• Art-O-Matic: A month-long celebration of visual and performing arts, Art-O-Matic features the works of more than 1,000 local artists, from painting, installation and video to dance, cabaret and poetry slams. November 04, 2002

• The Music Issue: From Opera to Electronica, the local music scene of Greater Washington in pictures. November 01, 2002

• Here Is New York: On Sept. 12, 2001, a photograph taped to a SoHo storefront became the seed of a still-growing phenomenon. Inspired by that gesture, more than 1,500 photographers -- amateurs and professionals -- contributed images to the grassroots exhibition that became "Here Is New York." More than 2,000 of the works collected will be on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art beginning Sept. 7. Like the New York exhibition, these images of the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. will be displayed without credits or captions. September 03, 2002

• The Silk Road: From the canals of Venice to the steppes of Central Asia, Photographer Michael Yamashita captures spectacular scenes from a modern journey along the ancient Silk Road. July 02, 2002

• July 4th, 2002: Parades and blistering heat mark local Independence Day celebrations on July 4, 2002. June 24, 2002

• Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950: The Hirshhorn Museum features 50 years of street photography in "Open City." The museum's first group photography exhibition showcases now iconic images by Robert Frank and William Klein along with recent works by Jeff Wall and Nikki S. Lee that challenge established notions of urban environments and documentary photography. June 21, 2002

• The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Ancient Egyptian beliefs and practices based on the afterlife journey of the pharaohs are dramatically illustrated by 115 artifacts and a life-size reconstruction of a royal burial tomb. The largest collection of antiquities ever loaned by Egypt for exhibit in North America, the show opens Sunday, June 30 at the National Gallery of Art and runs through October 14. The collection will travel through four other major American museums on its five-year tour. June 04, 2002

• Edward Weston: Three decades of work from photographer Edward Weston are on view through Aug. 18 in a Phillips Collection retrospective. The exhibition traces Weston's early forays into modernism in the 1920s through his last works completed in 1948. May 31, 2002

• Another Vietnam: Pictures of the War from the Other Side: At the National Geographic Society, an exhibition of images of the Vietnam War taken by North Vietnamese photographers coincides with the publishing of a book of the same name. Many images in the show and book have never been published before. April 08, 2002

• Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years: The style and substance of Jacqueline Kennedy is on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art through Sept. 30. "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years" features clothing, photographs, journals and drawings that document her life as first lady and her enduring legacy. April 08, 2002

• Stephen Sondheim: Stephen Sondheim is considered the foremost composer and lyricist of his generation. He has written music and lyrics for roughly 25 musicals, including some of Broadway’s best, such as “Gypsy,” “Company” and “Sweeney Todd.” March 09, 2002

• Monica's Story: An overview of Monica's Lewinsky's ordeal at the Whitehouse. February 26, 2002

• U.S. Botanic Garden: Reopened after a four-year, $33.5 million restoration, the U.S. Botanic Garden provides an other-worldly retreat at the foot of the U.S. Capitol. December 10, 2001

• Drag Bingo at Chaos: Leona Helmsley Machado, Xavier Onassis Bloomingdale and Gi-Gi Couture host drag bingo nights Tuesdays at Club Chaos. Eric Brace caught up with with Helmsley, aka Wes Sullivan, before a recent show. Follow him backstage to witness his transformation and see drag bingo night in full swing. June 21, 2001

• A Neighborhood Parade: Washington Post photographer Ray Lustig documents his D.C. neighborhood's 4th of July celebration. June 18, 2001

• Cricket: Invented by the English in medieval times, the game of cricket enjoys an international following. As part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, cricket matches will be played on the Mall from June 27 to July 1 and July 4 to 8 in celebration of Bermuda, one of the focuses of this year’s festival. We took a look at a local cricket match with the Washington Cricket League to give you a preview. June 15, 2001

• Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence: A major retrospective at The Phillips Collection honors one of America's most renowned modern painters, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). Throughout his career, including his famous "Migration of the Negro" series, he addressed social and racial struggles. Within these powerful narratives, Lawrence was also a poet of palette and form. Color and shape seem at their most elemental, yet transport us through some of the most complex and harrowing events in our nation's past. May 23, 2001

• Blues Barbershop: When legendary bluesman Archie Edwards died in 1998 his friends created The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation and pitched in to preserve the N.E. Washington barbershop where he cut hair and held impromptu blues sessions for 39 years. Every Saturday, a group of musicians and spectators gathers there to keep the tradition alive. May 09, 2001

• 2001 Helen Hayes Awards: Washington's theater community gathered in the Kennedy Center's Opera House for the 17th annual Helen Hayes Awards. No single production or company dominated the night: 14 shows by 11 different companies shared the 22 awards. May 08, 2001

• Sugar Bunny: Chef Michel Richard of Citronelle pours, kneads and blows a pan of molten sugar into a bunny centerpiece for Easter brunch. April 11, 2001

• Karaoke: "Nightwatch" columnist Eric Brace ventures out to JV's Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. in search of karaoke. February 23, 2001

• Off the Court, Everyone's a Playa: If for only one weekend, no one would argue that D.C. didn't glitter goldand platinum and diamonds. From Thursday night through Sunday night, NBA All-Stars brought their star power to the nation's capital and the young, impossibly hip followed. February 12, 2001

• The Wammies: Local musicians honored their own at the annual Washington Area Music Association awards on January 29 at the State Theater. Known as the Wammies, the evening was sponsored by washingtonpost.com. January 30, 2001

• Inaugural Galas: As many as 50,000 people dressed up in their finery to attend one of the eight official galas across the city where President and Mrs. Bush took their ceremonial spin across the dance floor. January 21, 2001

• The Real Pandas: We think of them as pandas and even call them pandas, but giant pandas are not technically pandas at all. They are big black and white bears. But a short walk downhill from Mei Xiang and Tian Tian brings you to the home of the animals originally called pandas - red furry mammals from the foothills of the Himalayas. In this video, specialist Frank Kohn and keeper Brad Blaine explain the history and habits of red pandas Luke and Quentin, the zoo's only "real" pandas. January 04, 2001

• John Boswell at the Hay-Adams: Eric visits celebrated barman John Boswell at one of Washington's poshest bars, Off The Record, in the Hay-Adams Hotel. November 14, 2000

• Election 2000: Partisan Parties: Candidates' supporters party through the night waiting for election results. November 08, 2000

• Cooter's Place: Eric Brace heads to Cooter's Place in Sperryville, Va. for a visit with "Dukes of Hazzard" grease monkey and two-term congressman Ben Jones, a.k.a. Cooter. October 24, 2000

• Eastern Standard Time: Eric Brace joins drummer James MacDonald and members of local ska outfit Eastern Standard Time in their studio to learn about the history of ska. As an added bonus, we've included clips from a recent EST live performance at Whitlow's. October 17, 2000

• Blob's Park: Just in time for Oktoberfest, Eric Brace visits Blob's Park, where the beer is cold, the bratwurst is sizzling and the chicken dances are plenty funky. October 03, 2000

• Nicki Gonzalez: Jazz singer Nicki Gonzalez performs weekly at Georgia Brown's Sunday jazz brunch. For this week's Nightwatch video, Eric Brace took a trip downtown to enjoy some Southern cooking and sweet singing. September 27, 2000

• The Exorcist Steps: Georgetown is renowned for its nightlife - the bars and clubs that come alive after dark. But other things also occur at night, and they're not always as nice. On Friday, Sept. 21, "The Exorcist," one of the most frightening films ever made, will be re-released with additional footage. Both the film and the novel that inspired it were set in Georgetown. In this week's Nightwatch video, Eric Brace visits the "Exorcist Steps," the location of one of the film's most terrifying scenes. September 20, 2000

• Salad Days: Chef Michel Richard likes to put his own spin on the dishes he creates in his Citronelle kitchen. As summer winds its way to an end, Richard takes the freshest late-season vegetables he can find and makes a technicolored minestrone salad. August 31, 2000

• TV John: TV John (which stands for Texas Vision) is a Washington-area singer who receives songs from God while he sleeps and then wakes up and records them. This week, Eric Brace interviews TV John, and John lip-synchs some of his "hits" for us. August 29, 2000

• Pittsburgh on the Potomac: washingtonpost.com Nightlife Producer Fritz Hahn heads to the new Pittsburgh on the Potomac, the Penn Ave. Pourhouse, located on the first floor of Politiki, to talk with manager Jack Henley about Washington's first Steel City theme bar. August 24, 2000

• Fugazi at Fort Reno: Despite the rain and lightning, Fugazi's annual free concert at Fort Reno went off without a hitch. Watch concert video footage, a photo slide show and an interview with Ian MacKayeAugust 08, 2000

• Pick-Up Artists: Despite the NBA season being over, real talent on the courts is just around the corner. In just about every neighborhood around D.C., you'll find guys slamming, dunking and playing some real hoop action. July 24, 2000

• Bethesda's Outdoor Bars: While it doesn't have as many true "rooftop" bars as Adams-Morgan, Bethesda is chockablock with outdoor drinking options. July 18, 2000

• Batting Cages: Area baseball enthusiasts practice their swing at local batting cages. July 10, 2000

• The Mariner Sailing School: The Mariner Sailing School at the Belle Haven Marina in Alexandria teaches children the basics and finer points of sailing. Sneak a peek at a day of instruction (and fun) on the Potomac River. Plus, don't miss our sailing school videoJuly 05, 2000

• The Parade of Sail: As part of OpSail 2000, dozens of tall ships sailed from Genoa, Italy, to various East Coast seaports. During the Parade of Sail, the tall ships filled Baltimore harbor as they started their journey north. June 30, 2000

• The Wharf: On the banks of the Potomac: Vignettes of life and labor at the Maine Avenue fish market and wharf. June 21, 2000

• The Race for the Cure: Capturing the sights of the world's largest 5K race. June 05, 2000

• Hot Air Ballooning: Hot air ballooning - From lift-off to landing, get an inside look at the sport of hot air ballooning and enjoy wonderful views of Virginia valleys. May 30, 2000

• Night On The Rooftop: Local restaurants offer elevated dining. May 16, 2000

• Helen Hayes Awards: Recognizing excellence in the professional theatres of Washington, D.C. May 09, 2000

• Viking Exhibit: A new exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History commemorates the 1,000 year anniversary of the Viking arrival in North America. May 01, 2000