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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Kennedy Center
Jenny Oaks Baker, the Grammy-nominated violinist, traded a sweet gig with the National Symphony to be home with her kisses, but from that grew a solo career that let her have it all.
Break dancing will find an unexpected home in Washington this weekend.
Rapper Nas is opening a hip-hop festival with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops this weekend at the Kennedy Center.
Artists from Spain and Portugal will be a centerpiece of the Kennedy Center's next season, along with a first for the performing arts giant: its own new musical.
The Kennedy Center's expansion plan is receiving early signs of approval from two federal agencies that oversee architecture and design in Washington.
A "Chakalaka" experience awaits the audience when musician Ellis Hall brings his "big old box of crayons" to the Kennedy Center for a festive New Year's Eve concert of soul, R&B and Motown memories. He will share the stage with conductor Steven Reineke and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Mariinsky is a Russian synonym for excellence. Whenever the Mariinsky Orchestra performs its magnificent repertoire led by the world-class conductor Valery Gergiev, the audience marvels. So it will on Monday when the Washington Performing Arts Society welcomes them to the Kennedy Center for an evening of three major works by composer Igor Stravinsky.
The world premiere of composer Roger Reynolds' multimedia project "george WASHINGTON" will be performed at the Kennedy Center this week by the National Symphony Orchestra and conducted by music director Christoph Eschenbach.
This Labor Day weekend marks the 12th year of the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage New Play Festival, a cornucopia of original works to tempt and astound audiences.
John Adams has been one of the best known and most admired composers of the past several decades. His famously minimalist yet emotionally maximalist music has served as an aggressive repudiation of the common stereotype that classical music is a form hopelessly stuck in a past in which wealthy patrons sit silently in lavishly appointed concert halls listening to the works of composers who lived centuries ago.
"Show Boat" is Francesca Zambello's directing debut in her role as artistic director of the WNO, succeeding Placido Domingo.
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.
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.
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.