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METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS THEATER to PRESENT “FAME” in AUGUST

METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS THEATER to PRESENT “FAME” in AUGUST

FAME, the musical, is coming to the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va., reminiscent of the popular 80s’ TV show that engaged young teens throughout the United States. Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre (MPAT)’s ensemble cast will present on Aug. 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31st at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre in Lorton, Va. Tickets are available online for $20 general admission at www.metro-theatre.org. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more by contacting the box office at (703) 584-2900.

 “We’ve had a lot of fun preparing for FAME and we’re bringing out the best in our students, showcasing ‘triple-threat’ actors who shine in dance, singing and performance,” said Dan Stapula, artistic director of Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre of Alexandria, Va. and Lorton, Va.

One Dead After Left At Hospital With Gunshot Wound

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. Police are investigating a fatal shooting of an 18-year-old.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. Saturday, Anthony Sanchez of NW D.C. was dropped at the Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St. NW, with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

He was pronounced dead moments after arrival, police said.

Sanchez was a ward of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham says Sanchez lived in a DYRS group home and had a pass to leave.

Police say they have no suspect description.

HERO CENTRAL: DC SCORES Fosters Active Bodies, Creative Minds For DC Youth

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) --- Nana Asare, 17, practices his footwork on the soccer field. He works as a summer camp counselor for DC SCORES, a non-profit organization providing free enrichment programs for over 1,400 low-income youth in the District.

"[K]eeping kids engaged and regularly using their brains and minds is really important 'cause summer learning loss is a massive problem in this city," said Amy Nakamoto, Executive Director of DC SCORES.

Two-hundred and fifty elementary students participate in four summer camps offered by DC SCORES. They follow a daily routine: three hours of soccer practice and three hours of arts enrichment like writing poetry.

Asare coaches a group of 2nd to 5th graders standing on the field at Marie H. Reed Elementary in Adams Morgan. The rising high school senior started playing soccer in fourth grade with DC SCORES.

HERO CENTRAL: Food For Others Saves Families from Hunger

HERO CENTRAL: Food For Others Saves Families from Hunger

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9)--- "I get to go home and make something to eat for you know my little ones," said Lamar Edmonds on his first trip to Food for Others. The non-profit organization distributes free food from its warehouse. Edmonds gets bread, a package of food along with milk and eggs. The items are a part of the Emergency Assistance Program.

Northern Virginia has about 90,000 people living in poverty. The number represents about 5 percent of the population in the area, according to the U.S. Census.

Police: 3 Women Arrested For Fight At 7-Eleven

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. Police have arrested three women after an altercation at a 7-Eleven.

At around 2:23 a.m. on Sunday, two groups of women, one group of four and another group of three, got into some sort of altercation at the 7-Eleven in the 1100 block of U Street NW, police said.

The argument moved outside where one of the groups used a knife and a shoe to attack the other women, police said.

One woman was transported with lacerations and another woman was treated at the scene, police said.

DC AG Files Lawsuits Against 2 Organizations

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The DC Attorney General filed two civil law suits against "Peaceoholics, Inc." and "WEALTHY" for misusing federal grants.

A lawsuit reveals that Peaceoholics submitted a false grant application and used the money for two luxury SUVs for CEO Jauhar Abraham, officials said in a news release. 

The lawsuit also claims that Peaceoholics falsely reported the amount they paid Jauhar and former COO Ronald Moten. 

A lawsuit reveals that WEALTHY, (Washington East of the River Academy of Entrepreneurship, Arts, Life Skills, Technology and Health for "Youth on the Rise"), also falsely reported how funds were spent, officials said.