November 16, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 26

Stories from the November 16, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Old time rock and soul

The 24-year-old Marc Broussard is poised to bring his impossibly soulful music to the 9:30 Club this Thursday and Friday, opening up for G. Love and Special Sauce. The blend of his Bayou music and G. Love’s Philly-style grooves should provide a great atmosphere. “He’s a great guy,” Broussard said about G. Love. “We’re having […]

ANC makeup to change with two new commissioners, new chair

Two new commissioners were elected into the Foggy Bottom/West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission last week, and they may change the dynamics of the group that opposed all three University zoning proposals this fall. The commission advises D.C. government on zoning issues and neighborhood concerns. One of the former commissioners, James Morris, resigned after the ANC […]

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood jam through the District night

On an unseasonably warm Friday night last week, the 9:30 Club hipped, hopped, bipped, bopped, swung, grooved and sometimes even rocked a long night of Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood. For two consecutive sets that clocked in at around three hours, these gentlemen gave their fingers and a dancin’, clappin’, shoutin’ audience a good workout. […]

WEB EXTRA:French Kick Out the Jams: Newest record lends promise to live show

Although the band’s name seems foreign, the French Kicks are a local band. Since 1998, D.C. natives vocalist/drummer Nick Stump, bassist Jamie Krents and vocalists/guitarists Matt Stinchcomb and Josh Wise have been making experimental, creative music that explores the boundaries of pop-rock while still maintaining an appealing accessibility. In August 2006, the band released its […]

Computers in dorm labs may be removed, replaced with wireless

  Computer labs in residence halls may be phased out and replaced with wireless common areas, a University official said. Alexa Kim, executive director of Technology Services for Information Systems and Services, said the need for these labs has decreased because of the number of students who own computers. She said there is no timeline […]

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern aren’t dead

“We’re actors – we’re the opposite of people,” members of the Generic Theatre Company kept telling me. It’s a line from their upcoming production of Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” opening tonight. Whatever it means, it’s probably not true – but the Generic players don’t want anyone to take them (or the production) […]

WEB EXTRA: Unspeakable: Bill Frisell’s Cosmic Jazz comes to Lisner

It is not always easy to find a contemporary jazz musician whose repertoire is not at least a slight throwback to a particular formula or style of any one of jazz’s great pivotal legends. What makes guitarist Bill Frisell an exception to this is his ability to carry a primarily jazz rooted sound to the […]

Basketball Analysis: Early teams come easy

When senior Dokun Akingbade’s name was announced during the starting lineups Tuesday night at the Smith Center, the injured Cheyenne Moore stood waiting to greet the center at the end of a makeshift catwalk lined with GW men’s basketball players. Akingbade stepped up to Moore and raised his hands, awaiting a pat down from his […]

Local artists search for selves

Try to find someone who will argue that New York is not the center of the American contemporary art scene. After all, it is the birthplace of abstract expressionism – a movement many believe lit the furnace for domestic modern art production under such figures as Pollack, de Kooning and Rothko. However, with New York […]