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Dancers perform during the media preview of the musical production "Little Dancer" in New York on October 6, ahead of its world premiere to be held at the Kennedy Center.  (Photo Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Little Dancer’ Musical Readies for Opening in D.C.

“Little Dancer Aged Fourteen,” a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.

10/23/2014

Jay Leno and Mavis Leno walk the red carpet during the 2014 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Comedians Honor Jay Leno With Humor Prize in D.C.

The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former “Tonight Show” host Sunday when he received the nation’s top humor prize.

10/20/2014

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Garth Brooks to Honor Jay Leno with Humor Prize in D.C.

Garth Brooks is joining the lineup of entertainers including Jimmy Fallon who will honor Jay Leno with the nation’s top humor prize at the Kennedy Center in October.

09/19/2014

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Arts Program Moves From Kennedy Center to University of Maryland

An arts management training program has moved from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland, along with the arts center’s former chief executive.

09/15/2014

Jay Leno with President Barack Obama (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Jay Leno References Charles Dickens Novel After Winning Mark Twain Humor Prize

Leno will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a performance by his fellow comedians Oct. 19 in Washington.

06/18/2014

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Hip-Hop Festival Opens With ‘Nas’ at Kennedy Center

Rapper Nas is opening a hip-hop festival with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops this weekend at the Kennedy Center.

03/28/2014

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Festival Brings 13 World Theater Productions to D.C.

The Kennedy Center is hosting an international theater festival for the next three weeks, including the U.S. premiere of an Australian play about Rupert Murdoch and a dozen other productions.

03/13/2014

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Kennedy Center Plans Its First Musical

Artists from Spain and Portugal will be a centerpiece of the Kennedy Center’s next season, along with a first for the performing arts giant: its own new musical.

03/04/2014

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Kennedy Center Expansion Gets Early Approval

The Kennedy Center’s expansion plan is receiving early signs of approval from two federal agencies that oversee architecture and design in Washington.

02/07/2014

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Kennedy Center Receives $1 Million for Arts Education

The Newman’s Own Foundation is giving $1 million to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

02/04/2014

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