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Actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks and singer-songwriter Sting, two of the five recipients of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors, wait to pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry at the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner at the U.S. Department of State on December 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Tom Hanks, Sting Among 5 Kennedy Center Honorees

Heralded as a musical genius who rose from a British shipyard hometown to make his mark, Sting will receive the nation’s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.


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Stephen Colbert to Host Kennedy Center Honors

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says Stephen Colbert will host this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, bringing a new touch to the annual awards show.


Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn (R) arrive for a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State on December 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert To Host ‘The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors’

Stephen Colbert will host “The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.”


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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.