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TV Chef takes to DC

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Celebrity chef and TV’s coolest personality, Anthony Bourdain, is back in DC tomorrow to once again host “Capital Food Fight” along side The Chew‘s Carla Hall.  DC Central Kitchen’s annual fundraiser will be celebrating its eleventh year at the Ronald Reagan Building.

The event, founded by DC’s own José Andrés, brings to the table a star-studded panel of judges, including Daniel Boulud (who just opened DBGB Kitchen and Bar in DC), the host of Chopped Ted Allen, Bayou Bakery chef David Guas, pastry chef Christina Tosi (who will bring Momofuku Milk Bar to CityCenterDC next year).  A “high stakes cakes” competition, hosted by Aces of Cakes star Duff Goldman and ABC7 News Senior Reporter Scott Thurman, will also take place, in which four teams of pastry chefs will compete for best cake.  Read more

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FishbowlDC Q&A with DC Vote’s Kimberly Perry

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DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

National education and advocacy organization DC Vote will host its first annual Three Star Ball: Party With A Purpose next Thursday, May 22 on the National Association of Realtors rooftop. The event is in the name of Taxation Without Representation, a fight for voting rights in the District.

The evening will honor Nancy Bagley, editor in chief of Washington Life and president of the Arca Foundation, and the DC Brau Brewing Company. The ball’s host committee includes José Andrés, Vinoda Basnayake, Dannia HakkiDonald Sherman, Sarah Aburdeneh and Edward Smith.

FishbowlDC sat down with DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry for a Q&A in advance of next week’s event. Check it out, after the jump. And for tickets, click here. Read more

Morning Reading List 05.04.09

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It is day 105 covering the Obama administration and week 14 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ONLINE | WEST WING REPORTAGE | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

From WaPo’s Howard Kurtz: The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe. After down-to-the-wire negotiations did not produce millions of dollars in union concessions, the Times Co. said that it will file a required 60-day notice of the planned shutdown. Read on here.

NYT: The Globe‘s union put out a statement saying it had made a proposal that exceeded management’s demands.

WSJ checks in with Warren Buffet on the future of the newspaper business. “For most newspapers in the United states, we would not buy them at any price,” he said in response to a question about whether he would consider investing in newspapers. “They have the possibility of going to just unending losses.”

TV

NYT reports NBC has plans to expand SNL’s Weekend Update will expand with half hour specials during prime-time, as well as the usual segments in Saturday Night Live.

Read about the work the Woodruff Family is doing through the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation here.

RADIO

Slate takes a look at Cokie Roberts.

ONLINE

Tammy Haddad joins the crew at the Morning Media Menu today. Listen in here.

Are bloggers attention-seekers? An evaluation in The Economist here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Check out the results of TVNewser’s poll grading the White House press corps here.

Just who is watching news scorecards on President Obama? The nets, according to AP’s David Bauder here.

NEWS NOTES

PBS’ Jim Lehrer will be awarded the WFUV Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism this week.

Fox News goes behind the scenes with “rising wheelers and dealers in Washington.” This week- DNC Press Secretary Hari Sevugan.

Reporters Without Borders launched a hunger strike yesterday to protest the imprisonment of Iranian-American reporter Roxana Saberi in Tehran.

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JOBS after the jump…

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