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Topic - Esther Williams
During the Christmas holiday season, while many may hear the song, few probably know its significance in connection to the Islamic extremism we fight today. Not originally intended as a Christmas carol,
A first glance at the program for this year's Rock Creek Festival at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, might lead you to think that the array of performers is, well, a bit out of the ordinary. After all, not too many festivals in the area juxtapose bluegrass, sacred music and jazz — and set it all in Washington's oldest church.
"He really reaches out to people," says Miss Williams. "Anybody can come into that space, and he encourages the neighbors to come in and use it."
"The community here is so awesome. They just embraced us," Miss Williams says.