The Kennedy Center

Interview: David Rohde Interviews Violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt

Is “star viola player” an oxymoron? Not if the viola player – a “violist” as opposed to a violinist – casts her net as...

Interview: Joan Almedilla Discusses Playing Lady Thiang in ‘The King and...

It’s difficult to imagine a more lush or beautiful production to take the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts...

Review: ‘Cabaret’ at The Kennedy Center

Cabaret, the blistering musical satire written more than 50 years ago by John Kander and Fred Ebb, stormed into The Kennedy Center this week...

Review: The Second City’s ‘Divided We Stand’ at The Kennedy Center

They’re back! Second City--the group that made Chicago the capital of comedy and that all but invented improv--has returned to DC, where it is...

Review: ‘The Sound of Music’ at The Kennedy Center

Art has a way to awaken the senses and make you feel alive. Art shakes the dreariness of everyday life off you as you...

Review: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ at The Kennedy Center

It’s hard to believe that almost 20 years have passed since John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s ground-breaking, genre-bending, glam-rock musical Hedwig and the...

Review: New York City Ballet: 2 Programs of Works by Balanchine,...

Urgency propels them forward. In a blink there are flashes of precise articulation and rapid fluidity as sweeping curves carry a leg overhead or...

Review: ‘New York City Ballet: Works by Balanchine, Peck, and Ratmansky’...

Last evening’s ballet concert at The Kennedy Center was one of those magical evenings of dance. Sipping champagne and not talking politics, balletomanes gathered...

Report: ‘A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy’ at The Kennedy...

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (The Kennedy Center) paid elegant tribute to the legacy of its namesake in A JFK...

Review: ‘(In)Security: Or, Jack and Nikki Do the Cold War Tango’...

Memorial Day this year coincided to the day with the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. To commemorate the occasion,...

In The Moment: A Report on ‘ReBirth of a Nation’ at...

It was an evening like few others in the company of of hundreds at The Kennedy Center on a recent evening. What took place...

Report: The 2017 ‘Kennedy Center Arts Summit’

Two-hundred and fifty artist citizens, teachers, members of arts non-profits, business executives, scientists and technologists from around the world, came together for a full...

Review: ‘Come Together:  A Celebration of John Lennon’ at The Kennedy Center

At a time when we can only imagine a world without walls of division and exclusion, the Annual Kennedy Center’s Spring Gala concert, Come...

Review: ‘Madame Butterfly’ at The Kennedy Center

Gorgeous, ravishing arias by the legendary Puccini, an ethereally beautiful performance by Soprano Ermonela Jaho as Cio-Cio San (Butterfly), and an exceptionally ingenious concept...

Review: The 22nd Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Abbey...

The music of Abbey Lincoln was The Kennedy Center’s choice for its 22nd Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival. Showcasing the best in old...

Review: ‘Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs’ at The Kennedy Center

Wearing his heart on his sleeve throughout, entertainer extraordinaire Alan Cumming (Tony-award winner for Cabaret, regular on the hit television series The Good Wife,...

Review: ‘Three Sisters’ at Maly Drama Theatre at The Kennedy Center

Anton Chekhov’s classic play Three Sisters is being given a superb rendering by the Maly Drama Theatre (from St Petersburg, Russia) at the Kennedy...

Spine: ‘Three Sisters’ by the Maly Drama Theatre at The Kennedy...

With the Maly Drama Theatre's Three Sisters, playing through April 30 at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theatre, theatre lovers will feast on every slow...

Review: Ballet Across America Showcases a New Day in Dance at...

Since its debut in 2008, The Kennedy Center’s Ballet Across America series continues to showcase the best of ballet from regional companies across the...

Review: Geoffrey Keezer Trio with Special Guest Gillian Margot at the...

As soon as the Trio finished Thelonius Monk's "Brilliant Corners, the KC Jazz Club exploded in applause. Some music is not listened to: it is...

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