Disney’s Lion King Opens in DC Tonight, See What They Brought to WHUR!

Disney’s Lion King opens tonight June 17, 2014 and runs ’til August 17, 2014. This outstanding Tony award winning musical will be taking over The Kennedy Center Opera House, in NW DC, for the next two months, and with an array of talented cast members on tour, it is definitely something you don’t want to miss!

In celebration of the opening night, The Lion King crew very generously stopped by the station this afternoon to give WHUR their  “swag bags,” which are full of Lion King apparel, lion cupcakes, hats, cups, and more! Several of the pieces received from the WHUR staff members will be available at the performance for those interested in purchasing.

The New York Times has stated that “There is simply nothing else like it!” See one of the greatest childhood movies on the big stage! It’s an experience you will never forget!  Hakuna Matata!

Tickets are on sale now at The Kennedy Center.

Nikki Strong


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Her energy is infectious! "Edutainment" is her specialty. When Nikki Strong is on, you know you will get caught up in what's going down (and learn something new too)! From Soft Rock to Hip-Hop, Gospel to World music, Nikki's 15+ year radio career involves working in various capacities and formats. Currently Nikki serves as Producer of the Hang Suite on Saturday nights and the go-to Talent whenever anyone takes vacation time or needs a fun host for a remote event. She also host the news and entertainment show "The Scene" on SiriusXM 141 H.U.R. voices Thursdays at 12:30p. Engaging and informative, this Harlem native loves to have a good time with great music! One of her most fulfilling gigs was giving birth to the "Neo-Soul" channel, The Flow, at XM Satellite Radio where she worked as Music Director. She also served as Music Director and Air Talent for the World Music station XM100 WorldZone and then went on to help build an international Hip Hop music station for WorldSpace Satellite Radio. These last two positions, in particular, enabled Nikki to experience first hand how impactful African American culture, especially Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz have been on music from all over the world. Off air, Nikki loves the theater arts and also works as an actress/dancer/singer and voice over artist. She also teaches dance to youth in the DMV area. Occasionally you may catch her substitute teaching a Ballet, Modern or Jazz class for adults at several of the local dance studios, or flexing her acting chops on stage at one of DC's great theatres. Nikki is proud that DC has been her home for over 10 years. She is excited and honored to be a member of the WHUR family and its rich legacy.

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