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2013-08-28 08:25:16

Theatre Professor, Tracy Callahan selected to direct Mockingbird, a play focused on the daily struggles and successes of a young girl with Asperger's syndrome OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Weber State University Department of Performing Arts (WSUDPA) today announced a workshop production of Mockingbird, a play by Utah playwright, Julie Jensen, will be directed by Theatre Professor, Tracy Callahan. The Weber State University Theatre Department will present...

2013-06-03 08:25:45

US AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES PLANNED FOR THE SUMMER LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer-songwriter and noted Woody Guthrie interpreter Joel Rafael spent much of 2012 participating in the "Woody At 100" events- a series of concerts, readings and festivities surrounding the centennial anniversary of Woody Guthrie's birth. The year of events concluded with a concert at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center and featured Rafael along with Rosanne Cash, John Mellencamp, Jackson...

2013-05-02 12:25:54

FEATURING JACKSON BROWNE, ROSANNE CASH, JUDY COLLINS, JEFF DANIELS, ANI DiFRANCO, DONOVAN, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT, JOHN MELLENCAMP, AND MORE NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER pays homage to the artistry of American folk musician Woody Guthrie. This new CD+DVD commemorative package captures the historic all-star concert staged in his honor last October in Washington, DC. Featuring performances from Jackson Browne, Rosanne...

2013-01-08 12:24:51

Event will cap off three-day colloquium in Washington on Latino civic engagement WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress Eva Longoria, San Antonio philanthropist and business leader Henry R. Munoz III and San Juan attorney and activist Andres W. Lopez, in partnership with the nation's leading Latino organizations, announced today that Raul Esparza, Jose Feliciano, Juan Diego Florez, Melanie Griffith, George Lopez,...

2012-09-26 02:23:54

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 30 national Latino organizations, has written to Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubenstein to express its outrage at Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser's use of profanity to one of its member leaders, Felix Sanchez, Chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. "The fact that Latino artists have been locked out of the Kennedy Center Honors for more than...

2012-06-05 02:25:37

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VSA, the international organization on arts and disability and an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, along with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, have announced the 102 students of all abilities that will be featured in the 2012 All Kids Can CREATE exhibition "What Inspires Me." All Kids Can CREATE is an annual national program from which artwork submitted by students, ages 5-15, is selected to represent each state and the...

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2009-09-09 12:51:40

Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen are to be this year's recipients of Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. CBS, which is to air the prize presentation Dec. 29, announced the honorees Wednesday. In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2009 honorees will be saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world, the network said in a news release. Seated with President and Mrs. Obama, the...

2009-04-28 09:36:00

With Special Guests Michael McDonald, Alison Krauss, Darius Rucker, Mac McAnally, Melinda Doolittle and NY Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amy Grant and Vince Gill recently announced plans to host an evening of music at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on Monday, June 8, 2009, at 8 p.m., honoring wounded warriors and launching the nationwide Challenge America initiative. Challenge America...

2009-04-22 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the 25th anniversary of its International Young Soloists Program, VSA arts would like to recognize the achievement of its alumni. The program annually recognizes outstanding young musicians with disabilities from all over the world. It supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a musical career by providing a monetary award and giving them the opportunity to perform at various prestigious venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center for...

2009-01-29 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Daimler Financial Services, has completed the launch phase of its innovative educational program On Location: Spotlight On Your Community at the Arts and Technology Academy Public Charter School here. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/CLTH017-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/CLTH017-b ) The digital media classroom on wheels,...