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The New York City Ballet Performs ‘Works by Balanchine, Martins & Peck’ at The Kennedy Center

It seems unlikely that an art established on 17th century royal French etiquette and modern 20th century abstractions can progress into the 21st century. Yet, in “Works by Balanchine, Martins & Peck” at the Kennedy Center, the New York City Ballet moves that art form forward with an intellectually arranged[Read More…]

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Let Freedom Ring Ceremony Honors MLK’s Legacy, Thompson’s Spirit

John Thompson Jr., Georgetown University’s men’s basketball coach from 1972 through 1999, was known for his commitment to helping his students. He symbolized his investment in his players with a deflated basketball placed prominently on his desk that reminded players their lives were not measured solely by their performance on[Read More…]

by January 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

As part of a yearlong celebration commemorating former President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted a cross-cultural open house on Saturday, May 27. The 10-hour event featured over 30 performances, highlighting a diverse selection of artistic forms, from ballet to skateboard performance art,[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 0 comments The Guide

New Take on Old Classic

Tackling the realities of socio-economic struggles in rural Kentucky through a modern adaptation of the myth of Philomela, recent Georgetown graduate Olivia Duff’s (COL ’16) play “Appalachian Nightingale” captivated audiences at the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival this past weekend. The performance’s cast included current Georgetown students Mollie Rodgers (COL ’17),[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide

Concert Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Washington, D.C. Public Allies Executive Director Nakeisha Neal Jones (GRD ’02) received the annual 2016 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award at the 14th annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration on Monday evening at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The event, part of Georgetown University’s[Read More…]

by January 25, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY YASSINE EL MANSOURI
Kendrick Lamar played a 15-song set and an encore at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday night, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.

Compton Meets Classical

Kendrick Lamar does not have a winning track record when it comes to recognition from established, prestigious and predominantly white institutions. At the 56th Grammy Awards in 2014, his modern day classic “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” was snubbed for Best Rap Album in favor of Macklemore’s “The Heist,” drawing widespread[Read More…]

Student Play Makes Debut at Kennedy Center

Student Play Makes Debut at Kennedy Center

Seven actors took to the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater Monday for a 50-minute reading of the student-written “Pandemopium,” Georgetown’s entry to the 14th annual Page-to-Stage Festival. The play, written by Connor Rohan (COL ’16), centers on the daily life of an[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY MARGOT SCHULMAN

Laughs Abound in Theatrical Murder Mystery

With its candy-colored set and rapid-fire dialogue, the nation’s second-longest running play “Shear Madness” proves why it has enjoyed such continued success. The show combines comedy hijinks, witty improvisation and a gamut of contemporary cultural references into a classic murder mystery whodunit similar to “The Mousetrap,” but with far more[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Features, The Guide
COURTESY SCOTT SUCHMAN
Dance show Rangila will be held at the Kennedy Center this weekend.

Rangila to Grace the Kennedy Center Stage

The 20th annual Rangila dance show will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Nov. 22 as a result of structural problems in the show’s usual venue, Gaston Hall. The coordinators of the cultural dance performance, which is put on by the South Asian Society[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Dark Comic Cracks Up Kennedy Center

From Beyoncé to Bradley Cooper, Washington, D.C., has been a celebrity mecca in early 2013, but none has been funnier than Louis C.K., who performed two sold-out shows at the Kennedy Center last week. While not exactly a household name, C.K. is the star of the surprise hit television showLouie on FX and has a[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments The Guide