Kendra Poole

The evolution of dance

Maida Withers has always been a pioneer. From her roots in small-town Kanab, Utah – where her ancestors were frontier settlers – to Lisner Auditorium, Withers brings that pioneering spirit as a professional dancer, choreographer, director and professor to GW and D.C. She is known around the University and the District for her role as […]

From poet to teacher, GW grad always an artist

“Words create our world,” says Class of 2010 graduate Elizabeth Acevedo, who now balances her own art with teaching. A poet and spoken-word performer, Acevedo has performed everywhere from Lisner Auditorium to Madison Square Garden and from Brooklyn to L.A., and is the recipient of multiple awards. “I think that my philosophy, and what I […]

Safe Streets Arts Foundation encourages creativity, talent from all walks of life

Ex-prisoners and police officers joined together for the Safe Streets Arts Foundation’s annual “From Prison to the Stage” performance as part of the Kennedy Center’s ninth Page-to-Stage exhibition of D.C.-based theater companies Sept. 4, proving art can unify even the most natural of enemies. The show juxtaposed musical selections by the Prince George’s County Police […]

The District’s artistic hotspots

Affinity Lab Affinity Lab is an “entrepreneurial dream and action space” serving as shared office space for local businesses, non-profits and budding artists. The Lab occasionally hosts exhibit openings, live concerts, readings, films and other artistic performances. There are two locations: 2451 18th Street and 920 U Street. For more information and an events calendar […]

A walk on the wild side

D.C. band Bluebrain and blog ReadysetDC hosted the Cherry Blossom Boombox Walk this past Saturday, asking people to bring boomboxes to the National Mall to add some music to the annual cherry blossom festival. About 100 people gathered at the carousel on the National Mall, where they were supplied with cassette tapes containing parts of […]

Gelman to forgive late fees for service

Gelman Library is offering to forgive late fees for students who complete at least eight hours of community service for first lady Michelle Obama’s service challenge. Library officials launched the “Community Service for Fines” program last week, which gives students, staff and faculty the opportunity to reduce library fees in exchange for eight or more […]

Five for Fighting: a perfect 10

Five for Fighting attracted a crowd diverse in ages and music tastes to Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night with its delicate and distinct soft-rock. The group, made internationally famous for pop-station favorites like “Superman” and “100 Years,” is one of those bands whose popularity spans more than one decade, and whose concerts are truly a mix […]

Workers spent nights on campus through snowfall

Some GW maintenance and food services employees who worked during February’s historic snowstorms reported they were stranded on the Mount Vernon campus without adequate lodging. February’s two storms dropped almost 40 inches of snow over a six-day period, and whiteout conditions made for unsafe driving for extended periods. But employees designated for February snow removal […]

Step up to the stage

Despite snowstorms and postponements, an electric, energetic crowd filled Lisner Auditorium Sunday night for “Step Your Game Up,” Alpha Phi Alpha’s 13th annual step show that featured step teams from schools along the East Coast and the D.C. area. The show, which featured a judged competition of various step teams – some from the D.C. […]

Vern Express struggles to maintain regular schedule

Unrelenting snowfall and icy roads forced the Vern Express to compromise its schedule this week, leaving some Mount Vernon residents feeling frustrated and isolated. The Vern Express, which usually runs every 15 minutes during the week to connect the Mount Vernon and Foggy Bottom campuses, adjusted its schedule due to poor road conditions, Associate Director […]