- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 7, 2008

Celebrating black history

February is Black History Month, and special programs range across the cultural spectrum, from tours of the slave quarters at Mount Vernon to cool jazz. Webwise, the Smithsonian leads the way with a separate page devoted entirely to black history events at its museums and centers: www.smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/index.html. For details of Smithsonian and other programs, see listings in Museums, Clubs, Classical Music, Pop Music, Dance, Lectures and Children.

Japan! Culture + Hyperculture Festival

Kennedy Center, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org/programs/festivals/07-08/japan

• A two-week celebration of everything new and accelerated in the culture of Japan. More than 450 artists, more than 40 performances, more than a dozen free events in theater, dance, music, fashion, architecture, sculpture, poetry, literature, photography and film, showcased in every Kennedy Center venue. Through Feb. 17. See listings in Theater, Stage/Performance Art/Robotics, Dance, Classical Music, Pop Music, Lectures, Galleries and Children.

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