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2014-10-16 12:26:18

Including The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, A new Signature Comedy Series and additional comedic performances WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced a five-year, $5 million gift from Capital One to fund Comedy at the Kennedy Center, a signature program at the Center focused on elevating comedy as an art form and uniting the local community together through laughter. Comedy at the Kennedy Center will...

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...

Word of the Day
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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