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News & Events

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November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM
The Light Still Burns: A House Concert with Lauren Sheehan '80

1813 Kenyon Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Lauren Sheehan ‘80, an Americana and blues singer, will be touring the east coast this fall in support of her latest album and has kindly agreed to give a performance based on this project for Reed alumni and friends.

The concert will be held on Monday, November 10, at the home of Mark Srere '81. There will be a reception at 7:00 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.

Sheehan will also discuss the making of The Light Still Burns, released as a companion CD to the book The Kalamazoo Gals, which details the forgotten stories of the women who staffed Gibson’s guitar factory during World War II and how they made one of the greatest guitars of the era. You can read more about the story behind the music here:

Home of Mark Srere '81 & Jayne Jerkins
1813 Kenyon Street NW
Washington, DC  20010
(202) 265-6855
As space as limited, please RSVP to Mike Teskey at
There is no cost of admission, but we will have a donation basket out in case you would like to help defray the costs associated with this event.
Also, since this evening centers around WWII-era Gibson guitars, if you have a guitar from this vintage, especially (but not limited to) Gibsons and would like Lauren to integrate it into the evening, please bring it along!

RSVP to Mike Teskey via email (

If you have an idea for an event please contact the DC chapter. We'd love to hear your ideas.


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Steering Committee

To contact the chapter, send email to or you can look up individual members using the alumni directory in IRIS.  

Margaret Anderson '05
Bennett Barsk '82, chapter chair
Dave Baxter '87
Nisma Elias '12
Paul Levy '72
Jonathan Make '98
Paul Sikora '70
Kristin Williams '07, Vice Chair

Download the Chapter Bylaws