The Style Blog: Kennedy Center


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Q&A with Justin Peck: A Ballet for Beyonce, and Other Musings

Justin Peck has made half a dozen works for City Ballet, which performs the Washington premiere of his “Year of the Rabbit” at the Kennedy Center in April.

By Sarah Kaufman  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beyonce, Justin Peck, Kennedy Center, New York City Ballet, sarah kaufman, Super Bowl

Posted at 08:01 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Billy Joel, Buddy Guy on the Kennedy Center Honors red carpet

Before Honors recipients Martina Arroyo, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana were feted at the Kennedy Center, a stream of actors, journalists and past honorees walked the red carpet.

By Style staff  |  08:01 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Kennedy Center Honors, Music

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Center Stage program to bring artists from Pakistan, Indonesia and Haiti to U.S.

The State Department announces Center Stage, a program that will send performers from Haiti, Indonesia and Pakistan to 60 cities.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:13 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State Department, Center Stage, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Pakistan, Indonesia, Haiti, Arieb Azhar, Noori

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Kennedy Center announces lineup for Women in Jazz Festival — from Bridgewater to Yamanaka

Dee Dee Bridgewater will oversee a lineup of award winners, including saxophonist Jane Bunnett, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, drummer Allison Miller and violinist Diane Monroe.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women in Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jason Moran, Terri Lyne Carrington, Christie Dashiell

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Kennedy Center Spring Gala celebrates hitmaker David Foster

Producer and composer Foster is a 16-time Grammy winner, whose awards include Record of the Year for the late Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kennedy Center, Kennedy Center Spring Gala, David Foster, Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Chris Botti, Jewel, Peter Cincotti

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/07/2012

The Kennedy Center 2012-2013 season: a closer look

The center announced a packed season of productions by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera, among others.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kennedy Center, The Book of Mormon, Nordic Festival, War horse, Million Dollar Quartet, Anything Goes

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Kennedy Center announces new jazz season

Its new artistic adviser for jazz, Jason Moran, helped curate more than 70 concerts for the series.

By Chris Richards  |  05:49 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, Kennedy Center, Jazz

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/05/2011

Kaiser Set to Confer with African Art Leaders

Michael M. Kaiser, the restless leader of the Kennedy Center, announced Wednesday he is transporting his arts management seminars in February to five countries in Africa. As an extension of the training programs at the center, Kaiser plans to hold...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Africa tour, Michael Kaiser, arts management, kennedy Center

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/03/2010

2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Herman

Jerry Herman. (AP)The Washington Post arts staff has been keeping a sharp eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This weekend Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey will be saluted. Full...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Broadway musicals, Dolly!, Hello, Jerry Herman, kennedy center honors, lyricist

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/02/2010

2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Jones

Bill T. Jones. (AP)The Washington Post arts staff has been keeping a close eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This weekend Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey will be saluted....

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Bill T. Jones, Sarah Kaufman, kennedy center honors

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010

The leading men of "Follies" are now in place

The Kennedy Center's forthcoming "Follies" has its male leads. Broadway actor Danny Burstein and daytime soap star Ron Raines will tackle the roles handled respectively by Gene Nelson and John McMartin in the original 1971 production of this seminal...

By Peter Marks  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Peter Marks | Tags:  Follies Kennedy Center Sondheim

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/27/2010

More casting of Kennedy Center's "Follies"

By Peter Marks The cast of the Kennedy Center's "Follies" is starting to fill out, with the disclosure this morning of the signing of several more actors to the $6 million revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical, now scheduled...

By Peter Marks  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Peter Marks | Tags:  Follies Kennedy Center Stephen Sondheim James Goldman

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/25/2010

2010 Ken Cen Watch: Winfrey

The Washington Post arts staff is keeping an eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This year's class is Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. As she gears up to launch...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  kennedy center honors, meryl streep, oprah winfrey, sandra bullock

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 10/23/2010

Shakespeare in Russian at the Kennedy Center? Da!

By Peter Marks Declan Donnellan's all-male "Twelfth Night"--in Russian, no less--proves to be a stylishly madcap evening of Shakespeare. The production (with English surtitles) in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, comes to Washington for just two performances, the last of...

By Peter Marks  |  09:58 AM ET, 10/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Peter Marks, Peter Marks | Tags:  Kennedy Center Twelfth Night Cheek by Jowl

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 10/22/2010

2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Oprah Winfrey

Our television colleagues, Lisa de Moraes and Emily Yahr, are keeping tabs on Oprah Winfrey, one of this year's Kennedy Center Honorees. And here's the news about the blockbuster guests Winfrey has lined up for November. The TV Column: Oprah...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:31 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Kennedy Center, Kennedy Center | Tags:  kennedy center, oprah television show, oprah winfrey