- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedy Center and the Aspen Institute plan to host an arts summit for artists, innovators and policy leaders next month on how the arts can address issues in society.

The summit will be held May 16 at the Kennedy Center. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will lead a program before the summit on the role of the citizen artist in America.

Speakers at the summit will include Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson, filmmaker Spike Lee, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dancer Damian Woetzel, actress Alfre Woodard and attorney Theodore Olson, who is arguing a major gay marriage case before the Supreme Court.

The summit will be streamed live on the Kennedy Center’s website.

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