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WATCH: Dave Chappelle Reveals His One Rare Experience During Comeback Tour

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices

After selling out his recent string of Radio City Music Hall performances, Dave Chappelle is more than pleased with how fans have responded to his fir...

My Crew

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The men and women who run the shows, move the sets, carry the props, light the lights, manage the sound, dress the performers and on and on are among my favorite colleagues in every arts job I have held and the Kennedy Center is no exception.

PHOTOS: Dave Chappelle & Nas Perform At Radio City Music Hall

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

It appears Dave Chappelle fans can finally erase the comedian’s highly-publicized underwhelming performance during last year’s Oddball Comedy & Cu...

"Geek Love" Author Champions Film

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

American's have long been fascinated by the lives of "freaks." June 27th the award-winning documentary Bound by Flesh opens.

The Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have learned that we cannot simply impress donors and audience members by showing them the great level of accomplishment of our artistic and educational endeavors.

Foggy Bottom Ballet

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 05.20.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

As pundits proclaim relations between Washington and Moscow at a historic low, it's worth remembering that they have, in fact, been lower. And that when they were, the U.S. was having a lovefest with Russian ballet.

A Valedictory

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

A serious effort must be made to engage people in their 20s and 30s today, to make the case for the importance of our arts institutions, to make it fun and rewarding to participate as a donor.

Partners in Education Week

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

These are people who are fighting on the front lines of arts education: teachers, administrators, arts managers who are united in the belief that a solid arts education is a crucial component of a comprehensive curriculum.

Brennan Williams

NAS Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of 'Illmatic' In Style

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

Two decades in the making, Nasir “Nas” Jones kicked off the 20th anniversary of his classic debut album, “Illmatic,” this past weekend with a ...

The Best Arts Job in the World

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The Kennedy Center recently announced that Deborah Rutter will become its new president in September. It is with great ambivalence that I leave my job to Deborah.

Dance for Joy and Health

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.01.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

I am not a dancer -- I am a clumsy reporter! At the age of 70, I also have Parkinson's Disease, but I still struggle to work, and have been covering t...

Carlos Santana Receives Major Honor

Blogamole | Michael Lopez | Posted 12.10.2013 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez It’s hard to top getting recognized by America’s Commander-in-Chief. And this week, Carlos Santana earned the distinctio...

Kennedy Center For Performing Arts Names First Female President

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was named president of the Kennedy Center, becoming the first woman to lead the perform...

Review: Three Mini-Operas Cast a Spell at Washington National Opera

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

The second season of Washington National Opera's American Opera Initiative opened on November 13 with a trio of eclectic short operas at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater.

Francesca Zambello Salutes Verdi With a New Force of Destiny and Shares Her Plans for Washington National Opera

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Verdi's bicentenary is today, October 10, and though the composer will be feted everywhere this season, Zambello feels her Force of Destiny will have deep relevance to contemporary operagoers.

Celebrating Forty Years for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On September 30th friends and supporters of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) will gather at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate CDF's 40th anniversary and honor our best known alum, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Major Organization Once Accused Of Snubbing Latinos Makes Amends

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Latino Voices

The Kennedy Center is making amends with the Latino community. The prestigious arts organization honored guitarist Carlos Santana and opera singer...

It Makes Me Wonder Why All the Amateurs Have Come to Education

Shaun Johnson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

The strong, silent professionals who actually do all of the shoe-work in education are distracted by, of all things, what got them in the profession in the first place. It's their work with children and young persons that is most important, so that's where their attentions rest.

Eva And Inauguration Group Donate Funds To Latino Arts

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Organizers of a gala concert and series of events celebrating Latino culture during President Barack Obama's second inauguration are don...

What to Do if a Season Is Boring

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It is the mark of the well managed institution that it addresses its problems head on, and refocuses the attention of its family members on the exciting programming to come. It is when we ignore our problems that our family members tend to drift away.

Legendary Comedian To Receive 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Carol Burnett, who became famous for playing a variety of characters in sketch comedy routines on her namesake television show, was...

Kennedy Center May Start Honoring More Latinos

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.16.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has a new process to select artists who receive one of the nation's top arts prizes, the...

Prince Harry's Not The Only Royal In D.C. Today

Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Royal watchers have a busy Thursday ahead! Not only is Britain's Prince Harry in D.C. for two days, the King and Queen of Sweden are als...

An Uplifting Moment

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Dancers try things in rehearsal that they may not feel comfortable attempting in performance. And watching dancers in rehearsal clothes always strips the movement to its barest, most wonderful essentials.

Barre None: Music From Within The Kennedy Center

Sara Mearns | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Sara Mearns

Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ...