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Kennedy Center Announces Review Of Honors Process

The Kennedy Center in Washington is reviewing the way it selects artists who receive the high-profile Kennedy Center Honors each year after a group said it was excluding Latinos.

01/07/2013

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Kennedy Center Salutes ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ For 40th

The creator of “Schoolhouse Rock” from the heyday of Saturday morning cartoons is celebrating 40 years of the popular educational songs at the Kennedy Center.

01/05/2013

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Kennedy Center Hosts TubaChristmas

Hundreds of musicians who play the tuba, sousaphone and euphonium will be filling the Kennedy Center in Washington for the annual “Merry TubaChristmas” show.

12/13/2012

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

Kennedy Center Unveils New 5,000-Pipe Organ

The Kennedy Center is unveiling a large new pipe organ to replace a 40-year-old organ that was never ideal for its concert hall.

11/27/2012

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

Kennedy Center To Reopen Renovated Theater Lab

The Kennedy Center is reopening its Theater Lab after a five-month, $7.5 million renovation to create a new performance space.

11/12/2012

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Smithsonian To Host Haitian Boys Choir On US Tour

A renowned boys’ choir from Haiti will perform this week at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.

09/05/2012

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10 Teachers Honored With Sondheim Awards In D.C.

The Kennedy Center in Washington is honoring 10 teachers with $10,000 grants for inspiring and influencing their students.

03/22/2012

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Man Who Aided MLK With ‘Dream’ Speech To Get Award

A man who wrote speeches for Martin Luther King Jr. and served as his personal lawyer is being honored in Washington.

01/16/2012

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

Ma, Diamond, Streep Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Along with Meryl Streep, pop singer Neil Diamond, Broadway singer Barbara Cook famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins joined in receiving the nation’s top award Sunday night for those who have influenced American culture through the arts.

12/05/2011

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Kennedy Center Taps Pianist Moran As Jazz Adviser

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday tapped 36-year-old pianist and composer Jason Moran to be its artistic adviser for jazz, a post held by acclaimed musician Billy Taylor until his death last December at 89.

11/29/2011

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Sept. 11 Commemoration Moved From D.C. Cathedral

The collapse of a massive crane brought in to repair earthquake damage at the Washington National Cathedral has forced a Sept. 11 commemoration with President Barack Obama to change venues, organizers said Thursday.

09/08/2011

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Facebook To Stream Kennedy Center’s 9/11 Tribute

A tribute concert at the Kennedy Center to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks featuring Wynton Marsalis, Emmylou Harris and Denyce Graves will be streamed live on Facebook.

09/07/2011

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