Empresses Impress at Freer/Sackler Gallery

By Sheila Wickouski Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912 at the Smithsonian Freer/Sackler is a sumptuous feast for the eyes. While the costumes and jewelry, ceramics and art of the Qing dynasty are well worth exploring for their beauty alone, there is more than meets the eye at first glance. Behind the artistry of these rich pieces is revealed the […]

Renewed Task Force on SW Parks and Open Space

By Ashton Rohmer, Chair, SWNA Parks and Open Space Task Force Southwest is fortunate to have many parks, open spaces and recreational opportunities right in our own backyard. From the Duck Pond to the library playground to the baseball field at Amidon-Bowen to Lansburgh Park, our neighborhood is home to a treasure trove of “green” […]

Amidon-Bowen Tutor of the Month: Sadia Fatemi

By Ava Millstone The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Education and Scholarship Task Force is leading an effort to provide tutors to Amidon-Bowen Elementary School students. The program was originally started by Robert St. Cyr, executive director of Community Scholar, at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, and expanded last year to Amidon-Bowen. “The Southwester” is proud to […]

Experience Jubilee at Arena Stage

Exclusive Interview with Shaleah Adkisson By Sheila Wickouski Arena Stage’s world premiere of Jubilee, running through June 9, brings to life the story of Fisk University’s world renowned a Capella ensemble. Shattering racial barriers, Fisk Jubilee Singers appeared before royalty, as they shared through their rich voices, the heritage of suffering, strength and endurance.  Shaleah Adkisson takes on the […]