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DC JCC To Start a ‘Glee’-inspired Dance Class in August

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‘pink shoes’
courtesy of ‘ekelly80’

Glee fans in the District who want to get their groove on have the option now. That’s right. The Washington DC JCC (1529 16th Street NW) is hosing Tuesday evening classes, five total, starting August 2 with instructor Alvaro Maldonado.

The class costs $70 for member/seniors/people under 25 and $85 for everyone else. Students will learn Jazz, Broadway and Modern dance moves inspired by performances from the hit television series.

For more information on how to register for the class, visit the DC JCC’s website.

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We Love Music: Glee Live 2011 at the Verizon Center

Sing // Photo by Rachel Levitin

The pilot episode of the award-winning Fox television program Glee describes the definition of its moniker within the first two minutes of run-time. “By its very definition,” the show reveals, “Glee is about opening yourself up to joy.” Two seasons and a few Billboard records later, Glee has gone beyond its namesake. It is a cult classic in the heart of its heyday.

The show’s drawn a devoted group of fans who have deemed themselves “Gleeks.” They are a proud group stretched over a wide range of demographics preaching the same message of acceptance and love of music over all else. Whether you’re a fan of the program or not, it’s impossible to deny the influence Glee has had on an expansive American audience. Continue reading

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The Winning Ticket: Glee Live! 2011

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‘glee live! at the Honda Center in Anaheim’
courtesy of ‘Loren Javier’

If you’re a Gleek in DC then you know the live show is coming to the Verizon Center THIS Thursday. Thanks to our friends at Chevrolet, we have a couple tickets to giveaway to our fine readers this week!

All we need from you for your chance to win is a name and valid e-mail address in the comments section of this post.

Here are the rules …

Comments will be closed at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and a winner will be randomly selected at that time. The winner will be notified by e-mail. The winner must respond to our e-mail by 10 p.m. on Tuesday night or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner.

Good luck to everybody!

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Glee Live In Concert Comes To Washington

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‘Glee Second Season’
courtesy of ‘John Ashbrook’

D.C. area Gleeks were snubbed the first time Glee decided to do a live tour aka last year. A Gleek’s only hope was once a long-shot chance of scoring an Easter Egg Roll ticket for a trip to the White House. Until this morning, that was the same case for D.C. Gleeks in 2011, unless they scored tickets to the shows in Philadelphia or New York City.

Good news, Gleeks. Glee live in concert is coming to the Verizon Center Thursday, June 9!

The second season main cast including Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Darren Criss (Blaine) are scheduled to perform. Continue reading

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We Love Music: A Date with Idina Menzel & The NSO Pops

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‘2009 05 17 – 6179 – Washington DC – Kennedy Center’
courtesy of ‘thisisbossi’

Tony award winner Idina Menzel — best known for her portrayal of Elphaba in the original cast of Wicked — is an undisputed face of Broadway today. Since her professional debut as Maureen in Rent over 15 years ago, Ms. Menzel’s voice, stage presence, and personality has grown from a young 20-something eager to grab life by the horns to a wife, mother, and tenured performer who continues to do the same.

What makes Menzel a role model and an icon in the music world isn’t just her powerful voice. What makes Menzel a role model and an icon is her ability to connect with a room full of people she doesn’t know.

Thursday night’s opening Pops performance of “A Date with Idina Menzel” featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marvin Hamlisch at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall is proof. Continue reading

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White House To Be Filled With Glee This Easter

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‘(137/365) GGG’
courtesy of ‘MarksandSparks’

If you thought getting tickets to last year’s White House Easter Egg Roll was hard, then imagine what’s going to happen with the addition of a performance by the cast of Fox’s Glee.

Yup, that’s right. They’ll be appearing and performing at the April 5 event, so you should start lining up for tickets today.

Apparently, Michelle, Malia and Sasha are among the shows 2038475 million fans and are super pumped. Wonder if Bo is into Glee.