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Barack and Michelle Obama remember the legacy of Aretha Franklin.
Photo by Oliver Bokelberg This contemporary dance production includes graffiti and art by muralist John Valadez. During the
A funny thing happened when the Kennedy Center decided to book Kendrick Lamar for a performance alongside the National Symphony
See...Dave says he's not interested in getting creative with anyone who doesn't make his heart beat faster--well, those weren't
I will never look at Mormon missionaries the same way, the next time they come to my door.
"When I was very young, back in Hungary in the ballet school, my teacher showed us a VHS with Julie Kent," Zoltan Boros, a dancer with Columbia Classical Ballet, said. "I didn't know her, and I didn't know much about ballet ( I was around 12), but I still remember how amazing she was."
They almost had to hose down the audience at intermission of Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Thursday night. Erik Cavallari's Stanley had just had make-up sex with Sophie Martin's Stella, and choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's imaginative way with the erotic pas de deux had everyone hot and bothered.
Installed at the Kennedy Center this past weekend, New York City Ballet bowed to its glorious past and flaunted its protean present in two dazzling programs.
If indeed, after a decade of studying the human brain we know the arts enhance math and science comprehension, we must begin changing the curriculum to be using the arts and art integration, namely teaching through the arts.
I leave the Center in the very capable hands of Deborah Rutter. I am confident she will take the Center in new and exciting
Whenever a show makes this big move it is a cause for celebration. It suggests that the producing theaters created something of value, something that for-profit producers believe will be of interest to a far wider audience than any single regional theater can reach.
Within the past month we have read with sadness of the deaths of four important artists who seemingly have little in common: composer and author Mary Rodgers Guettel, internationally famous American conductor Lorin Maazel, Broadway and cabaret star Elaine Stritch, and the legendary operatic tenor Carlo Bergonzi. They do actually have one thing in common: me.
Summer is a good time to think through all the celebrities your board, staff and artists know or have worked with and think about ways to use one or two in the upcoming season.
“So to do these shows and come out and have people be receptive to me all these years after I finish my television show, I
The men and women who run the shows, move the sets, carry the props, light the lights, manage the sound, dress the performers and on and on are among my favorite colleagues in every arts job I have held and the Kennedy Center is no exception.
After selling out five consecutive comedy shows, Chappelle has added additional shows this week through June 27, along with
American's have long been fascinated by the lives of "freaks." June 27th the award-winning documentary Bound by Flesh opens.