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2017 Kennedy Center Open House

Kennedy Center Open House filled with performances and activities

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The Kennedy Center Open House took place Saturday, May 27, with free activities available for attendees.  The all-day celebration had inside, and outside, the performances. The event which ran from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. had something for everyone.  Some of the performances included the interactive hip-hop show for young audiences “All The Way Live!,” a National […]

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Sherrie Maricle DIVA Orchestra

Review: Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra celebrate ‘Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas’

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It was ladies night at the Kennedy Center when drummer Sherrie Maricle and her all female big band, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra took to the stage at the KC Jazz Club on Friday, December 16. The KC Jazz Club is a very intimate setting that lets the audience get up close and personal with the […]

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Washington Chorus Candlelight service at The Kennedy Center

Review: The Washington Chorus Presents ‘A Candlelight Christmas’

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The Washington Chorus slowly filed into the darkened Concert Hall at The Kennedy Center, with candles in hand. It was a solemn, yet beautiful start of the Chorus’ annual “A Candlelight Christmas” presentation as the singers sang, “Once in Royal David’s City.” It was a celebration as the spendor of brass, organ, percussion, and the […]

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Diana Ross performed at NSO Pops

Review: NSO Pops Diana Ross: ALL the Best of Times

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“I’m Coming….Out!” The words echoed off stage as her background singers gave the audience a medley of her songs. And then Diana Ross appeared; greeted with thunderous applause and a standing ovation. The legendary singer, Kennedy Center Honoree and most recently, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, was dressed regally in one of her many captivating outfits […]

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NSO Concert finale "We Are All America"

Review: National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Gala Concert offers spectacular night of music

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The National Symphony Orchestra’s (NSO) opened its 86th season on Sunday evening, September 25 in the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center. The celebratory concert was conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, NSO Music Director and Music Director of the Kennedy Center and Steven Reineke, NSO Principal Pops conductor. The opening piece, Antonin Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture, Op. […]

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T.C. Carson at MetroStage

Review: T.C. Carson delivers message of love with smooth vocals at MetroStage

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T.C. Carson won many hearts when he played Kyle Barker on the hit comedy, “Living Single.” However, T.C. Carson is also a very skilled and gifted vocalist. Those gifts were on full display Monday, September 26 at the MetroStage in Alexandria, VA when Carson presented the jazz cabaret, “Love: Music.” It was an electic mix […]

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Phantom of the Opera has dramatic new scenes

Review: “Phantom of the Opera” dazzles at the Kennedy Center with fresh take on beloved opera

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”  has come to D.C. with a fresh, re-imagined take with Cameron Mackintosh’s new production. The opera is playing at The Kennedy Center. Long time fans of the opera will be thrilled with the dazzling new set, lighting and design. The special effects also draw the audience into the […]

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March on Washington panel

“Black Music and Civil Rights” March on Washington Film Festival

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On Tuesday, July 20 at the NPR building, the March On Washington Film Festival’s focus turned to Black Music and Civil Rights. The March On Washington Film Festival began in 2013, on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Now in its fourth year, the festival brings films and documentaries about […]

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