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TONIGHT: Changing Face of Photojournalism at Corcoran

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.07.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR MONDAY, MAY 7 Monday, May 7 1.) Tim Hetherington And The Changing Face Of Photojournalism At Corcoran A companion to "Tim Hetheri...

What's Going On: The Youth Radio Remix

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

If there aren't enough musicians these days producing albums that will help Americans cope...we can always reach back into the vault.

Weekend To-Do Guide: Hit Up The Howard Theatre

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 04.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON --This weekend calls for a little celebration. With clowns. At a fundraiser for a charity that brings circus performers to refugee camps. ...

Choosing the TEDMED 20 Great Challenges of Health Care

Rosina Samadani | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rosina Samadani

Next week, 1,200 innovators, entrepreneurs, industry and government stakeholders, artists, and health care practitioners will attend the annual TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C.

An Inspiring Performance

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.26.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

From now on, when I hear people say that opera is a dying art form, that it is outmoded, that young people could never enjoy it, that it is too long, or too serious, or too expensive, I will remember this performance of Così fan tutte.

Any Given Child: A Progress Report

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.12.2012 | Education
Michael Kaiser

One challenge that is universally experienced is the shrinking pool of public funding for arts education. No one who works in arts education can ignore this reality.

Roy Blunt Booed, Called 'Devil'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) raised eyebrows Monday evening when he was unceremoniously booed during an appearance at the Kennedy Center's D.C. CAP-ital Sta...

'Book Of Mormon,' 'War Horse' Headline KenCen's New Season

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Art patrons have a lot to look forward to in the coming months now that the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has released its sche...

PHOTOS: Which Theater Productions Got Helen Hayes Award Nominations?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Awards season is finally upon us! No, we're not talking about the Oscars -- which are over with in any regard -- we're talking about the...

The Power of Financial Planning

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Organizations that devote time and energy to developing strategic plans must have the courage to imagine truly different futures. And the financial forecasts that should end every plan should reveal one aspect of this new tomorrow.

YoungArts Week and Young Artists in America

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.14.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While not every child today has the opportunity to dance, act, sing or play an instrument, there will always be a group of extraordinary people who have a need to express themselves and the have ability to do so. We need to continue to provide vehicles for these young artists.

'La Cage Aux Folles' vs. the Super Bowl

Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.07.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

Last night, rather than watch grown men chase each other, I went to the Kennedy Center's La Cage Aux Folles to watch grown men do flips, splits and kicks while wearing four-inch heels.

The Lesson of Follies

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.24.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When an arts organization has success with a high visibility project, more important artists are willing to collaborate on future projects. I am convinced that this will be one important legacy of Follies.

Obamas Attend 'Let Freedom Ring' Tribute To MLK (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Monday evening, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended a musical program celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King...

Weekend To-Do: Violinist Itzhak Perlman, 'Billy Elliot' And Sock Puppets (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's plenty of stuff going on this weekend for music lovers, theater lovers and anyone else into all things artistic. Legendary vi...

My New Year's Project: An Arts Management Treasure Hunt

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.04.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have spent the better part of thirty years trying to learn about the best in arts management practices and I frequently write about specific leaders and organizations that are doing great work.

What Happens After the Recession?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

People who think the arts ecology will return to what it was when the recession finally ends are setting themselves up for major disappointment. Those who do not prepare for a new world order are not acting in the best interests of their organizations.

Newt Gingrich Attends Kennedy Center Honors

Howard Fineman | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Having surged to the lead in the polls and declared himself the Republican nominee a month in advance of the first vote, former House Sp...

Planning as Therapy

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

If your organization is suffering, try planning! You may find that things seem a lot brighter. And when we are happier with our prospects, this radiates to our ticket buyers, donors, board members and the press.

YoungArts Comes to LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

The level of professionalism from these young artists was both stunning and inspirational, and provided great hope for those of us devoted to the future of the arts in America.

Every Arts Organization Has a Deficit

Michael Kaiser | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

In the challenging economic times we live in, it is especially important to protect our organizations by insisting on earning surpluses and conserving cash.

What I Am Giving Thanks for This Year

Michael Kaiser | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

This is the time of year when we give thanks for the wonderful gifts that we have been given, the experiences we have treasured, the people who have changed our lives.

Board Members Need Training, Too

Michael Kaiser | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Those arts patrons, corporations and foundations that care passionately about the future of the arts in America must encourage members of arts boards to seek the training they need and must invest in the training programs required.

City Center: A Remarkable History

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The ghosts of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alvin Ailey and too many others to name are hopefully still in residence, inspiring a new generation of artists to create great works.

Fundraising: The Dilemma of Organizations of Color

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Individual donors are the bedrock of American arts funding, giving more than 60% of the money received. Yet the average African American, Latino, Asian American or Native American arts organization receives less than 10% of its funding from individual donors.