- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
- U.N. rights chief: Flight MH17 downing possible war crime
- Attack on park in Gaza war kills 10, mostly children
Topic - National Symphony Orchestra
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.
The Kennedy Center is extending the contract of Christoph Eschenbach as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra and to lead music programs for the performing arts center.
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.
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.
Since you most likely have the Labor Day holiday off, head to the U.S. Capitol on Sunday to hear the National Symphony Orchestra perform for free.
Benjamin Grosvenor, 21, is among the most gifted and promising young prodigies of the current generation. Since winning the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11, Mr. Grosvenor has performed with some of the world's most respected orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and Tokyo Symphony.
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.
Never mind the "fiscal cliff," here's what's at the top of the mountainous schedule of music and arts events in store for Washingtonians and visitors this spring.
You won't see the soldiers of the Old Guard on Monday night, but you'll hear them if you're anywhere near the Mall.
Kennedy Center chairman David Rubenstein announced a $10 million gift to the performing arts complex Wednesday to support the National Symphony Orchestra's new music director and the center's programs.
Fireworks exploded above the Washington Monument right on schedule last night, taking no pause after an early evening of thunderstorms and threat of tornados.
A sultry summer thunderstorm rolled over Wolf Trap's Filene Center on Thursday evening, drenching the throng of lawn-seat ticket holders outside the auditorium. They, and the nearly full house inside, were there to catch a one-time-only concert performance of Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen," headlined by an even sultrier mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves, the definitive Carmen of our time.
Time was when video games only reared their Q*Bert and Mario heads in a small, relatively predictable set of places — mostly, basements teeming with teenaged boys, garish mall-based arcades, dark corners of neighborhood bars, and the occasional TV show and T-shirt. Pac-Man fever may have been rampant at one point (the early '80s), but those who didn't have the bug for the game and its variants could safely avoid contamination if they were cautious enough.