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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: The five recipients of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry from left to right top row: actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting, singer Al Green, from left to right bottom row: ballerina Patricia McBride and comedienne Lily Tomlin at the U.S. Department of State on December 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Kennedy Center Honors Five Extraordinary Artists

Singer Al Green, Actor and Filmmaker Tom Hanks, Ballerina Patricia McBride, Singer-Songwriter Sting and Comedienne Lily Tomlin Are the Honorees for the 37th Anniversary of This Acclaimed Annual Special

12/08/2014

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Biden Breaks Ground For Kennedy Center Expansion

The first major expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is commencing nearly 50 years after construction began on the cultural center, with a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday led by Vice President Joe Biden.

12/04/2014

Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn (R) arrive for a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State on December 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert To Host ‘The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors’

Stephen Colbert will host “The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.”

11/19/2014

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New Kennedy Center Head Seeking Innovation In Arts

Deborah Rutter says there’s no reason the nation’s capital should be a conservative, risk-averse place for the arts. In fact, she wants to see the Kennedy Center drive more innovation and discussion about the role of the arts in society.

09/26/2014

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Garth Brooks To Honor Jay Leno With Humor Prize

Garth Brooks is joining the lineup of entertainers including Jimmy Fallon who will honor Jay Leno with the nation’s top humor prize at the Kennedy Center in October.

09/19/2014

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Kennedy Center To Host ‘Dance Day’ Celebration

Actress Jenna Elfman and dancer Du-Shaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall will be at the Kennedy Center this weekend to celebrate National Dance Day.

07/24/2014

(Credit: AP) The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Kennedy Center Opens Revived ‘Side Show’ Musical

A revival of the musical “Side Show” is opening at the Kennedy Center, featuring a collection of misfits from the carnival world.

06/20/2014

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Kennedy Center Opens Weeklong Choral Festival

The Kennedy Center is opening a weeklong choral music festival featuring dozens of choirs from across the country.

06/08/2014

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Pianist Moran Becomes Kennedy Center Jazz Director

Pianist and composer Jason Moran is taking on a larger role in directing jazz programs at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

05/07/2014

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Kennedy Center Hosts Break Dancing Competition

Break dancing will find an unexpected home in Washington this weekend.

04/12/2014

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Hip-Hop Festival Opens With Sold Out Nas Shows At Kennedy Center

Rapper Nas is opening a hip-hop festival with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops this weekend at the Kennedy Center.

03/28/2014

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Festival Brings 13 World Theater Productions To D.C.

The Kennedy Center is hosting an international theater festival for the next three weeks, including the U.S. premiere of an Australian play about Rupert Murdoch and a dozen other productions.

03/13/2014

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