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Rupert Murdoch is getting the cabaret treatment in a new play about his 60 years building a newspaper and television empire.
In a story Feb. 12 about an effort to expand arts education for K-8 students, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Las Vegas Ballet was involved in an initiative in Las Vegas. The Nevada Ballet Theatre is involved in that effort. The AP also reported erroneously that the city of Fresno, Calif., had generated $2 million in new funding for arts education. That money was generated by the city's school system.
The Newman's Own Foundation is giving $1 million to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to endow an arts education program for underserved communities nationwide.
Comedian and journalist Mo Rocca is weighing into a discussion about leadership in the arts world this weekend in Washington.
When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was "a man's game." She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged 30 million viewers each week.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate at a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation's highest court.
They're changing the guard at the Kennedy Center. Two key shapers of Washington's cultural life have stepped in, soon to be followed by a third. The full impact of these changes at the nation's busiest performing arts institution won't be felt for some time, as program schedules are sometimes set years in advance. Still, the purpose of the new appointments was certainly not to maintain the status quo.
Political watchers see Hillary Rodham Clinton's return to the public arena Tuesday evening — and to a very large Kennedy Center stage, at that — as a strategic stepping stone to the White House in 2016.
Hip-hop artists including rappers Nas and Somalia-born K’naan will take center stage in an unexpected place next year, highlighting their generation and art form alongside opera, ballet and theater at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.