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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

The Barber, In the Salon, With the Scissors

The second-longest-running play in American theater history, “Shear Madness,” has done it again by enticing its established audience out for another night of murder mystery fun and gaining new fans at the same time. It is up to you, the audience, to solve the crime, so this whodunit comedy and improv show[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized
Concert Pays Tribute to King

Concert Pays Tribute to King

There was an abrupt end to the chatter in the grand foyer of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Monday night when 20 journalists rushed into the room and simultaneously pointed their cameras at an empty balcony. A few silent moments of anticipation passed before the theater erupted[Read More…]

by January 20, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Arts in the District

As the nation’s first modern art museum, Dupont’s The Phillips Collection houses a permanencollection of modern 20th-century art (both international and local) in the 1897 home of founder Duncan Phillips. On display this fall is “Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint,” running from Oct. 1 to Jan. 8. The exhibit takes[Read More…]

by August 29, 2011 0 comments News, Uncategorized

Changes to Kennedy Center Terrace Planned

Morning runs and late night strolls to the monuments may soon become more scenic, as construction on a pathway connecting the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts and the Potomac riverfront is set to begin later this year, according to the Foggy Bottom Association website. The design calls for[Read More…]

by March 18, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Musical Celebration Honors Life of Dr. King

Musical Celebration Honors Life of Dr. King

With past guests such as Barack Obama, Aretha Franklin, India.Arie and Brian McKnight, it comes as no shock that this year’s annual “Let Freedom Ring” music celebration was packed full to the brim with hopefuls for a free ticket. Hosted by the Kennedy Center and Georgetown University, this year’s commemoration[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments News