Developing a Growing Community

Last month Southwest community leaders came to an agreement with Telesis, the developers of the Randall School. For those not familiar with the development plan, over half of the existing structure will be demolished and a much larger, 130-foot building will rise in its place. The new complex will include an art museum, bookstore, café, […]

Duke Ellington Tribute at Thinking about Jazz

At a recent “Thinking About Jazz” gathering at Westminster Church, 400 I St SW, some 150 music fans paid tribute to an American legend who had also been honored 45 years ago at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW. On February 22nd, author Edward Allan Faine was on hand to discuss his book, “Ellington at the White […]

Film Viewing Features Unique Southwest Film

Dirt, Ground, Earth, Land, a unique film initiated in 1977 by Howard University film professor and DC filmmaker Alonzo Crawford, in collaboration with the residents of Carrollsburg Place, will be shown at Westminster Church, 400 I St SW, on March 29th at 1:00 p.m. A lifelong advocate of “community film-making,” Professor Crawford met some residents […]

Thinking about Jazz: Mingus Speaks

April’s Thinking About Jazz (TAJ) program, sponsored by Southwest Renaissance Development Corporation (SRDC) and held at Westminster Church on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. will feature author and music critic John Goodman speaking on his collection of interviews with jazz bassist Charles Mingus and ten of his musician friends and associates, […]