Metro Review!

Angela Gordon, ployed with Metro for two years, works in the Communications Division. Ms. Gordon is a D.C. native with deep roots in the local gospel scene and a long history of performances at local venues and houses of worship. Ms. Gordon is a background vocalist for international recording artist Kevin Levar One Sound and with her family singing group, the Tree of Life Ministries. Ms. Gordon presented her first one-woman show at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center’s Live! Sound Stage in the summer of 2011. Pamela Modeste, ployed at Metro for 15 years, works in the Bus Operations Division. She has sung in local choirs for many years and comes from a family of accomplished singers. Ms. Modeste prefers singing inspirational and popular music. This is Ms. Modeste’s first solo performance. Keisha White, ployed at Metro for six and a half years, works for the Office of ADA Policy Planning. Since childhood she has been inspired by the music of Lena Horne, Donny Hathaway, Nat King Cole, and Shirley Murdock. Ms. White joined a local band in 2008 and performs at venues in the Washington, D.C. area. Barbara Green, ployed with Metro for 21 years, works in the Plant Maintenance Division. Since the age of nine, Ms. Green has sung with her family gospel groups, The Evangelist Green and Glory Land Singers. Barbara frequently performs at special events and at local jazz venues and churches in the Washington, D.C. area. Monic Morgan, ployed with Metro for seven years, currently works in the Operations Division. Since a child, Ms. Morgan has sung in choirs and has won numerous local, national choral and solo competitions. Ms. Morgan currently sings in the Ebenezer AME Church Choir and performs regularly at special events in the Metropolitan D.C. area. Sherry Evans, ployed at Metro for 26 years, works in the Systemsupply Division. She has sung on choirs, at weddings, and at other special events for as long as she can remember. Ms. Evans is inspired by vocalists Yolanda Adams, Tramaine Hawkins, Patti LaBelle and Stephanie Mills. She loves singing gospel music and love ballads. Michelle Rawlinson, ployed at Metro for four years, works in the Bus Planning Division. She is inspired by the writing of Nikki Giovanni, Gwendolyn Brooks and Toni Morrison. Ms. Rawlinson performs regularly at local coffee houses and other venues. She performed most recently at Busboys and Poets in Downtown, Washington, D.C. Marilyn Ashford-Brown, ployed with Metro for 33 years, works in the Automatic Train Control Division. While at Metro, Ms. Ashford-Brown has continued to pursue her singing career, sharing the stage and recording with legendary artists Phyllis Hyman, Lou Rawls, Grover Washington Jr., and Patti LaBelle. She performs regularly at D.C.’s Blues Alley and frequently performs in Europe and the UK. Marilyn’s fifth CD will be released spring 2012. ElWarren Weatherspoon, ployed at Metro for 11 years, brings his experience performing with Carlos Santana, Hall and Oates, The Chi-Lites, The Jones Girls, and Jean Carne. Mr. Weatherspoon is also known as the drummer for the legendary R&B group, Heatwave. Heatwave’s highlights include three gold, two platinum, two double platinum albums, five gold singles, four Grammy nominations, and a recent nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mass Transit Band was established by an ensemble of eight Metro ployees in 2009 after many years of performing at Metro in-house events. members of Mass Transit are not only Metro ployees but, are also accomplished musicians in their own right, performing and recording individually with many nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The band members’ combined length of service at Metro totals 111 years. The Metro Art in Transit Program works with artists, arts organizations and community groups to enhance travel by Metro and to help build livable communities through the arts.