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Trick-Or-Treat!: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Wednesday, October 31

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.01.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 1. Trick-Or-Treat Sandy can't stop this sugary tradition. 2. 11th Street Halloween Extravaganza Thirteen Colum...

The Temple of Doom Halloween Party, Family Day At Newseum, Marine Corps Marathon: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 26, 27, 28

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.26.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 1. Brightest Young Things & The Temple of Doom At The Sphinx Club Have you ever partied at The Sphinx Club? Did you k...

Aimee Mann And Ted Leo At Birchmere: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 24

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.24.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 1. Aimee Mann And Ted Leo At Birchmere Full band set from Mann, solo set from Leo, both indie rock, indie comedy, ...

Latino Groups to Kennedy Center: Say You’re Sorry

Posted 09.29.2012 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: Saturday, Sept. 29 1:35 p.m. EST -- Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser apologized in writing to Felix Sanchez for using foul language dur...

Has the Kennedy Center Ignored Latinos?

Kate Kelly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts
Kate Kelly

Only two artists of Hispanic descent have been honored in the last 35 years -- Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo (2000) and actress, singer, and dancer Chita Rivera (2002).

Kennedy Center Hasn't Recognized A Single Latino Artist In A Decade

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 09.21.2012 | Latino Voices

This year five more artists will receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, and once again no Latino artists will be among the awardees. In fact ...

You're Invited: Join HuffPost DC At The Kennedy Center

Posted 09.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage will host a special HuffPost DC "Top 5" event Sunday night with The Huffington Post's local D.C. ed...

My Very Secret Pleasure

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The goal of a strong fundraising effort is to determine what a specific donor wants during the cultivation process so that it can be offered when that donor is solicited.

LOOK: Rooftop Fiddler Won't Play Lynyrd Skynyrd Classic

The Huffington Post | Eliza LaJoie | Posted 08.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Throughout the summer, sweaty joggers, inquisitive bloggers and others in the District of Columbia have been snapping pics and wondering...

The Hamlisch Rule

Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick | Posted 10.07.2012 | Arts
Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick

Even though I hadn't seen Marvin for half a decade, he taught me the most important lessons an artist can learn: Give people what they want in a way you want to give it to them when they want it and don't spend forever making it "perfect."

Our Summer Intensive Fellowship Program

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

We hoped that giving our international students the opportunity to learn basic concepts, return home, get frustrated and return to us for another 'dose' three years in a row may help them have a better chance to experiment and learn and change their organizations.

My Trip to Madrid

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Fundraising is a new concept in Spain; like most European countries, the government has been, by far, the major underwriter of arts programming. But major fiscal challenges facing the nation have forced the government to make substantial cuts to arts funding

The Addams Family At Kennedy Center: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 10

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.10.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JULY 10 1. "The Addams Family" At Kennedy Center The well-received touring musical is heading to the beautiful Kennedy Center. ...

Meet Chris Naoum, A Man Who Champions D.C. Sound

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

This is the fourth installment of our ongoing "My D.C." Q&A series, where we ask D.C.-area residents about the local things that make D.C. their home....

The New Model, Part 2

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.25.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Yes, the world is changing -- it has always been changing. Tastes change, needs change. We must adapt to new technologies, new art forms, new ways of communicating.

PHOTOS: Norman Lear's 90th Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The creator of "All In The Family," "Good Times," "The Jeffersons" and more sitcoms that shaped the American television landscape, Norma...

Stunning Multimedia Opera Debuts

Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts

A multimedia opera set in Southern Italy is due to premier at the Kennedy Center this month, written and composed by Paola Prestini. Titled "Oceanic V...

The New Model, Part 1

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

We in the arts face major challenges, including, but certainly not limited to, the short-term economic situation in which we all work. But simply suggesting that 'things must change' without giving us concrete proposals is not helpful. What exactly do these people mean by 'old models' anyway?

The Inspirational Barbara Cook

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

It is so clear that every day artists inspire children and adults. It is why arts education is so important to me. It is why I believe it is critical to make the arts accessible to every child.

Opera's Francesca Zambello Talks About This Summer at Glimmerglass and WNO's Future Plans

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 08.05.2012 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Francesca Zambello ranks among the world's most prolific opera and musical theater directors. When I caught up with the director last month, she was about to meet with the artistic staff at Washington National Opera, while also preparing to direct Aida.

All Family Members Are Not Created Equal

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Every time you read about or visit the new Signature Theater, think of Edward Norton and one of his most powerful performances -- as a family member of staggering importance.

Washington National Opera Preview At Kennedy Center Opera House: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 23, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.23.2012 | DC

1. Washington National Opera Season Preview Concert At Kennedy Center Opera House If pop music isn't your thing but still want to enjoy the finer sou...

Blog 150: My Visit to Skidmore

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

Spending two days with these students in classes and lecture was exciting and enlightening. They know far more about arts management than I could have dreamed of at that age.

A 'Scandal' Only a Reporter Could Love

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.11.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Many are obsessed with the ethics issues in Washington D.C., and at a recent panel discussion, the question was asked again: Who focuses more on ethics issues in any government -- the public or the press?

TONIGHT: Yo-Yo People at Kennedy Center

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.09.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 1.) Yo-Yo People At Kennedy Center The Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America series continues with the aptly...