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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,...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.