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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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Best 2014 New Year’s Eve Concerts In Washington DC

One of the best ways to ring in the New Year is with great music and a group of your fellow Washingtonians.

12/12/2013

Former Chicago Symphony President Deborah Rutter will become the Kennedy Center's first female president.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for David Yurman)

Kennedy Center Names 1st Female President

The head of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was named president of the Kennedy Center, becoming the first woman to lead the performing arts center since it opened in 1971, officials said Tuesday.

12/10/2013

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Kennedy Center Raises $90 Million for Expansion

The Kennedy Center says it has raised an additional $40 million in gifts and pledges to fund the first major expansion of the memorial to President John F. Kennedy.

12/05/2013

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Kennedy Center Chief to Take Arts Program to U-Md.

An arts management training program at the Kennedy Center that’s funded by one of the center’s largest donations will move to the University of Maryland next year.

11/20/2013

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