All posts tagged "kennedy center"

  • Ring Them Bells

    Ever see a gender-bending twist on ''Cell Block Tango'' from Chicago? ''I think that is so typical of what the show is,'' says Eric Schaeffer...

  • School Dances

    ''Do you know that I performed at the national festival 20 years ago?'' Diane DeFries of the American College Dance Festival Association says she hears...

  • Swing Time

    This summer, Steven Reineke will perform with Idina Menzel at Wolf Trap, supporting the Broadway and TV star with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops. But...

  • David Foster and friends at the Kennedy Center Gala

    Barry Manilow, Jewel, Peter Cincoitt and Chris Botti will all serenade the 16-time Grammy Award-winning composer and producer David Foster at the Kennedy Center’s 2012...

  • Review: Come Fly Away

    Singing to recorded music signals that you can’t afford live musicians. What Twyla Tharp has done in Come Fly Away, putting a big band onstage...

  • Dancing through Wonderland

    ''It's a big one,'' says Septime Webre, ''a really loud, wild dream.'' The artistic director of the Washington Ballet isn't joking about the brand-new production...

  • Lynda Carter returns to the Kennedy Center this Friday

    Virginia-based Wonder Woman and staunch supporter of the LGBT community Lynda Carter returns to the Kennedy Center this Friday to offer a new concert, “Body...

  • Review: Cosi fan tutte

    When an opera is as much a staple in the repertoire as Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, it's hardly surprising when a director gets the urge...

  • Family Ties

    George Hamilton is in the midst of a storytelling frenzy. ''I was back on the Concorde from London,'' recalls the Hollywood icon, ''and Kirk Douglas...

  • Joshua Bell at the Kennedy Center

    After helping kick off the National Symphony Orchestra’s season last fall, the classical music superstar Joshua Bell returns to the Kennedy Center for a Washington...

  • Billy Elliot at the Kennedy Center

    Writer Lee Hall, director Stephen Daldry and choreographer Peter Darling reprise their responsibilities adapting the popular 2000 film Billy Elliot, with Hall also penning the...

  • Stand-Up Ann

      Politics as theater? Oh, sure. We see that all the time. But politics as stand-up comedy? Ah, now that is much trickier territory –...

  • Dance Fever

    Even if you've never been a motherless 11-year-old boy taking ballet class in secret, using the money your father gave you for boxing lessons despite...

  • Holland Taylor stars as Ann Richards at the Kennedy Center

    On seeing Holland Taylor’s portrayal of former Texas governor Ann Richards for the first time, Don Temples cried. “It was as if someone I love...

  • Last Train Home’s free concert at the Kennedy Center

    Named Washington’s “Artist of the Year” in 2003, this roots-rock band — part rock, part blues, part bluegrass — has since relocated to Nashville, but...

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