- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 19, 2001


The Capital JazzFest Superjam, the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India performance and the Spirit of America show are three of the latest events canceled or postponed because of last week's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Pianists Pascal Roge and Vanessa Benelli also have canceled their performance with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, because of flight restrictions. Santiago Rodriguez will perform in their place, and the concert will be dedicated to the victims of last Tuesday's tragedy and those who aided rescue efforts. Call the symphony at 202/642-7200 for more information.

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India performance, scheduled for Sept. 29 at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax in conjunction with the Washington Performing Arts Society, has been postponed because of flight restrictions until April 26. Contact the society at 202/785-9727 for more details. The Capital JazzFest Superjam, which was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, also has been canceled and no new date has been set. Contact Ticketmaster at 202/432-SEAT for more details.

The Spirit of America show, a patriotic tribute featuring music and dance, has been postponed. The event, which included many members of the armed forces, was scheduled to run today through Sunday at the MCI Center in downtown Washington. Contact 866/239-9425 for more information.

All performances at the Kennedy Center are continuing as scheduled through this week, and all Smithsonian Institution museums are keeping regular hours. Public monuments and memorials in the city are also open.

The Washington Monument, which has been closed for repairs, remains the exception.

The following events have also been canceled or postponed:

• Novelist Allen Kurzweil has postponed his discussion tomorrow at the Library of Congress. The talk will now take place Nov. 28. 202/707-5221.

• Anna Polonsky's piano recital, scheduled for Sept. 24 at the Woman's Club of Arlington, has been canceled. 202/333-1686.

• Several changes have been made in the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage schedule. Bruce Hutton replaces Paul Burch and the WPA Ballclub today, and the Larry Brown Quartet replaces the Gilmore/Allen/Peterson Trio tomorrow.

Check with the Kennedy Center for further updates. 202/467-4600.

• The Aerosmith/Fuel concert, scheduled for last week, has been rescheduled for Sept. 25. Ticket holders are advised to keep their tickets. 202/432-SEAT.

• The opening night and benefit performances of "Agatha Sings," scheduled for last Saturday night at the Ellipse Arts Center, have been rescheduled for tomorrow and Saturday, respectively. 703/836-8643.

• Three Maxwell performances at DAR Constitution Hall last week have been rescheduled for Oct. 24, 25 and 28. Ticket holders are advised to keep their tickets. 202/432-SEAT.

• Performances of "I Won't Be the Other Woman," scheduled to end last Sunday at the Warner Theatre, have been rescheduled for Sept. 25 to 30. Ticket holders are advised to keep their tickets. 202/783-4000.

• The Susan Constant tours scheduled today through Friday in Alexandria have been canceled. 888/593-4682.

• The Concerts for a Landmine Free World, scheduled for today at the Birchmere and tomorrow at the Warner Theatre, have been canceled. Birchmere, 703/549-7500; Warner, 202/783-4000.

• The Air Force Association National Convention and Aerospace Exposition scheduled through today has been canceled. No new date has been set. 703/247-5850.

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