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