Metro Weekly

Conversations: WAMU’s Rebecca Sheir to talk with Michael Kaiser at Hill Center Stage

Michael-Kaiser-by-Nancy-EllisonRebecca Sheir of WAMU 88.5 FM’s Metro Connection leads an in-depth conversation with Michael Kaiser, departing longtime head of the Kennedy Center. Kaiser will reflect on his past and discussing his future as the incoming leader of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management — which Kaiser actually started more than a decade ago as the Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute. While still affiliated with the Kennedy Center, the DeVos Institute — named after an Amway co-founder — is now becoming part of the University of Maryland. Hmm, is Kaiser becoming a Terrapin? Curious minds… Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Hill Center, Old Navy Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free. Call 202-549-4172 or visit

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