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Our 2016 Celebs of influential Washingtonians who span arts, culture, politics, food, and public policy.

Ashok Bajaj
Monday, May 2

7:00 pm

Award-winning owner of several DC restaurants including Bombay Club, 701 ClubOval Room, Rasika, Bibiana and NoPa Kitchen+Bar.

         Susan Goldberg
Friday, May 6

7:00 pm

Editorial director of National Geographic Partners and editor-in- chief of National Geographic magazine responsible for all publishing activities. 

           Robert McCartney

Monday, May 9

7:00 pm

Washington Post senior regional correspondent covering politics and policy and a Friday WAMU radio analyst on local issues. 

Henry Aaron


Tuesday, May 10

7:00 pm

Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution and noted health care expert focused on the reform of health care financing. 

Elisabeth Bumiller 

Tuesday, May 17

7:00 pm

Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times, where she oversees the paper’s coverage of the nation’s capital.
Schroeder Stribling
Monday, May 23

7:00 pm

Nonprofit leader, social worker and Executive Director of N Street Village, which provides housing and services to homeless and low-income women and families.

Jim and Kate Lehrer
Wednesday, May 25
7:00 pm

Jim is the legendary anchor and executive editor of PBS NewsHour, where he has moderated many presidential debates. His wife Kate is a noted author of novels, short stories and essays. These top Texans forged careers of distinction in television, journalism and writing. 

Ari Roth


Wednesday, June 1

7:00 pm

Theatrical producer, playwright, director and educator, and the Artistic Director of the Mosaic Theater Company of DC.

Steve Clemons


Wednesday, Aug. 3

7:00 pm

Washington editor-at-large of The Atlantic and editor-in-chief of AtlanticLIVE, the magazine's live events series. 

Holly Twyford
Monday, June 13

5:00 pm

Award-winning actress and director who has performed in over fifty productions in the Washington metro area, and a four-time recipient of the Helen Hayes Award. 
Constance Morella

Thursday, June 23

7:00 pm

Former GOP congresswoman who represented Maryland's 8th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 2003.  
Francesca Zambello


Mon., Sept. 19

7:00 pm

Internationally recognized director of opera and theater, Artistic Director of the Washington National Opera, and General Director of The Glimmerglass Festival.

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