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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

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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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‘Wicked’ Returns To Kennedy Center For 10-Weeks

The hit Broadway musical “Wicked” is returning to Washington after breaking box office records at the Kennedy Center and selling out in record time in 2005.

06/16/2011

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Rubenstein Gives Second $10M To Kennedy Center

Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein on Tuesday announced a second $10 million gift in less than six months to the Kennedy Center to help reach younger and more economically diverse audiences.

03/08/2011

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Kennedy Center Opens 3-Week India Arts Festival

The Kennedy Center in Washington has been converted into a palace to showcase India’s arts, precious gems and diverse culture over the next three weeks.

03/02/2011

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Kennedy Center To Take Over National Opera In D.C.

The Kennedy Center has announced it will take over most operations of the Washington National Opera due to the music company’s financial troubles.

01/20/2011

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Kennedy Center To Teach Arts Management In Africa

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington is extending its reach to Africa this year to provide arts management seminars for hundreds of arts leaders in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

01/05/2011

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Royal Belgian Band To Perform At Kennedy Center

Fifty surviving World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge will be honored with a
performance by one of Belgium’s premiere symphonic bands and the Choral Arts Chorus of Washington.

12/11/2010

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