WASHINGTON, D.C. Politics may take center stage for most of the year, but the nation’s capital is also a hub of arts, entertainment, and plenty of charitable giving. From the international-press-drawing White House Correspondents’ Association dinner to the Safeway BBQ Battle that drew more than 100,000 spectators, these are the events that the media reports on each year, corporations clamber to back, and philanthropists make a point to attend. Here’s a look at those who proved that when the going gets tough, events can go on—sometimes, more successfully than ever.
By T.J. Walter Posted October 4, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT