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Where Words Once Were

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Where Words Once Were

Cuesheet: Where Words Once Were
Have you ever felt like you couldn’t find the right words to express how you feel? What if you couldn’t find those words because they weren’t allowed to exist?

Jane Ira Bloom

2700 F St.: Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom Plays Emily Dickinson
Jane Ira Bloom is a soprano saxophonist and composer who’s been pushing the boundaries of jazz for more than 40 years.

All The Way Live!

Cuesheet: All The Way Live!
Anything can come to life with a simple beat, rhythm, and rhyme. Join Hip Hop artists, Paige and Baye, as they “remix” everything from folk tales to classical art.

American Voices

KC Connection: American Voices
Here’s your opportunity to “go backstage” at the Kennedy Center and see and hear about the unique pleasures and pitfalls of classical, musical theater, jazz, gospel, country, and pop singing.

Another Night

KC Connection: Another Night by Kyle Abraham
Choreographer Kyle Abraham compares his choreography to gumbo, a Southern soup. Like a stew that includes many separate ingredients, his dances are a mixture of modern, ballet, social dance, and hip-hop.

KC Connection: Beethoven Rocks!
Part 1 of the Beethoven Rocks series: Get to know Classical music's biggest star


2700 F St.: Cinderella: San Francisco Ballet Working Rehearsal
Okay, you know the story…it’s the well-loved fairy tale about an unlikely princess. Sounds familiar, right?

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

2700 F St.: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Performance/Discussion
Christopher Boone is your average teenage boy. He plays video games, studies for his exams, hangs out in front of the TV… the usual. But Christopher is also just a little bit unique.

Jackie and Caroline reading

KC Connection: Discovering American Scrapbook
Bringing poetry to life through performance

Freeze Frame... Stop the Madness

Cuesheet: Debbie Allen's Freeze Frame... Stop The Madness
Part of the Kennedy Center Hip Hop series, Debbie Allen’s Freeze Frame…Stop the Madness hones in on the issues of violence and race relations shaping today’s conversations and news stories in America.

Halloween Spooktacular - The Sequel!

KC Connection: NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular - The Sequel! Web Extension
Additional music heard in the NSO Halloween Spooktacular: The Sequel! program

NSO Haloween Whodunit

KC Connection: NSO Family Concert: Halloween Whodunit Web Extension
Additional music heard in the NSO Halloween Whodunit program

Harlem Quartet

2700 F St.: Harlem Quartet: Performance/Demonstration
What do you think about when you picture a string quartet? Well, Harlem Quartet wants to shake that image up.

Hip-Hop: A Kennedy Center Guide

KC Connection: Hip-Hop: A Kennedy Center Guide
Whenever a generation starts to find its voice, people listen. And nothing today has gotten people’s attention like Hip-Hop. This cultural and artistic movement has emerged to express the hopes, fears, styles, and dreams of a generation.


KC Connection: JFKC: A Centential Celebration of John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy believed that to be an active artist was to be a true American citizen—someone who uses their creativity to improve lives and change society for the better.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

KC Connection: The Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Conductor Emil de Cou leads an expedition to the Kennedy Center's grand Concert Hall

Knuffle Bunny

KC Connection: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
A Kennedy Center production about family, best friends, baby steps, and memories that last a lifetime


KC Connection: Locomotion
A foster child uses poetry to cope with his troubled past

WNO The Marriage of Figaro - Amanda Majeski as The Countess - photo by Todd Rosenberg

2700 F St.: Washington National Opera's The Marriage of Figaro
This is a story about one happy couple that just wants to get married and one unhappy couple that’s already married… and not doing so well.

WNO Opera Look-in: The Marriage of Figaro

Cuesheet: WNO Look-In: The Marriage of Figaro
Theater, music, and dance come together in this introduction to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, one of the world’s most popular operas.

maximum INDIA

KC Connection: maximum INDIA
The Kennedy Center celebrates the arts and artists of India

Alvin Ailey's Night Creature

KC Connection: Alvin Ailey's Night Creature
The stars shine in Ailey’s homage to Duke Ellington

Little Dancer

KC Connection: On Stage: Little Dancer
This feature includes background about the musical Little Dancer as well as an interpretive piece for younger audience members about the play’s more sensitive themes


KC Connection: slamKC
This 2011 video series explores the performances of young poets during the Kennedy Center’s An American Playlist. By turns musical, lyrical, and provocative, these original spoken word pieces are supported by Hip Hop giants Questlove and Black Thought.

Photograph of the inaugural speech of President John F. Kennedy

KC Connection: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
The Kennedy Center marks the 50th anniversary of a remarkable American presidency

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