Xanadu Benefit Concert

With thirteen performing acts, the evening emanated the incredible talents and creativity of Whitman’s very own.  thumbnail162554
With thirteen performing acts, the evening emanated the incredible talents and creativity of Whitman’s very own.

Xanadu truly believes in the mantra that Creation is Activism. “We do,” shared Walt Whitman English teacher and Xanadu coordinator Mr. Joseph Pipolo. “Creation is a very real force to oppose so much of what is wrong with society.” Xanadulitmag.com is the Columbia University award winning digital gallery that houses an extraordinary array of talent. The annual benefit concert that took place February 7th helps cover all of the web site costs, Xanadu’s scholarships, potential future guest speakers and other charitable donations. Over 350 guests filled the cafeteria to enjoy the remarkable musicians doing what they do… activate. The National English Honor Society as well the Xanadu family helped coordinate the evening of thirteen acts. “It was a flawless event,” expressed Mr. Pipolo, “I am so fortunate to spend some time with these folks.”

Thank you to all of the musicians who performed this year and to the Xanadu family for coordinating this annual event: Xanadu Musicians: Martin Stone, Cal Eidinoff, Subhana Zafar, Eleni Papaiacovou, Lauren Gotard, Logan Slansky, Billy Collins, Kate Jenkins, Tamoor Nawaz, Liam Heather, Hannah Albert, Hannah Paceleo, Summer Levinsky, Brianna Ruotolo, Jill Jobson, Olivia Golembiowski, Corrine De Rosa, John Andreoni, Pam Carey, Matthew Brown, Sara Crapanzano, Max Peretson, Adelrhany Georges, Emma Boccone, and James Boccone. Xanadu Family: Lauren Gotard, Brady Mondry, Sophie Fyfe, Sarah Cruz, Sophie Dalton, Anna Edwards, Amanda Smuss, Paige MacPhersen, Gianna Vozza, and Rena Shapiro.

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