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Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011 at 4:04 PM
By Mia Fields-Hall

Voltaggio Dishes Up at Haiti Benefit

Up from Under hosted an arts benefit Tuesday evening at the Longview Gallery to raise funds for families in Haiti.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM
By Kate Michael

Devils and Debauchery: After Dark

Top event planner Andre Wells invited his fans and favorites to the Decatur House for a Halloween haunt and costume contest.View gallery »

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 2:29 PM
By Mia Fields-Hall

Pictures: 'The Black List' Opening

“The Black List” -- a collection of portraits featuring 50 of the nation’s most distinguished African Americans -- have been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery.View gallery »

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Monday, Oct 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM
By Mia Fields-Hall

Chrisette Michele Performs at The Park

This weekend Beny Blaq Entertainment and The Park at 14th presented a special Halloween Edition of The Park Unplugged featuring R&B darling Chrisette Michele.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 5:34 PM
Meet Dupont's Drag Queens

Meet Dupont's Drag Queens

"Always have a good undergarment, girls -- you never know!" Meet some of the costumed characters of the High Heel Drag Queen Race, a 25-year tradition, which returned to 17th Street Tuesday night. Watch »

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 2:29 PM
By Mia Fields-Hall

Celeb Blogger Necole Kane Gallery Bash

Celebrity blogger Necole Kane -- better known as Necole Bitchie -- hit the District this weekend to party with socialites and fellow bloggers at an invite-only event sponsored by X-Rated Fusion.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:50 PM
By Joi-Marie McKenzie

DayDream Day Party: 'Black Hollywood Edition'

Other guests included Howard homecoming's Grand Marshall Boris Kodjoe, tween TV star Kellie Williams, and R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn... and Mayor Vincent Gray.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM
By Carissa DiMargo

Wyclef Jean Kicks Off a Dance-Off at the Refugee Gala

The Grammy Award-winning artist performed at the 100th Anniversary Gala for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. At one point, Jean challenged the crowd of ambassadors, delegates and celebs...View gallery »

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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM
RedBull and the Rapper Emcees

RedBull and the Rapper Emcees

Red Bull EmSee, a rap battle series designed to find the best freestylers in the country, hit the Fillmore Monday night. Rising star Big K.R.I.T -- and event judge -- explains how participants come up with... Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:46 AM
By Joi-Marie McKenzie

Paula Patton Hosts Covergirl Dinner in DC

Paula Patton Hosts Covergirl Dinner in DC

“I don’t know how to put on fake eyelashes," Covergirl's newest celebrity brand ambassador admitted to fashionistas. Read »

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Kate Michael Even before she was Miss D.C. 2006 and a new media personality, Kate Michael was active on the social and charitable scene in the District. She contributes her community, nightlife and philanthropic event coverage to Niteside -- and if you just can't get enough, follow her on her personal site at
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