Grammy Award–winning singer Roberta Flack returns to the Kennedy Center with her band for a one-night-only concert of her greatest hits on Fri., Mar. 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. Flack has long been known as an unparalleled musician who effortlessly inhabits the worlds of pop, soul, R&B, jazz, and folk. From "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" to "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Feel Like Makin' Love," the iconic singer promises an evening you will remember forever. Tickets go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on Mon., Sep. 26 and to the general public on Mon., Nov. 14.
Did you know you can watch the Expansion Project’s day-to-day progress on the Expansion Cam? The test piles (steel support beams that are pounded down into the bedrock) were successfully installed, and now real pile driving has begun. Once completed, the expansion will provide spaces for intimate performances, informal gatherings, education and community-based programming, and interactions between artists and audiences.
The Kennedy Center’s year-long celebration of the centenary of its namesake honors five enduring ideals embodied by President Kennedy—Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude—through performances and special events from May 29, 2016–May 29, 2017. A special Centennial Water Garden installation illuminates the Center’s central fountain throughout the celebration with 99 “free-blown” glass vessels colored by LED lights. An additional glass vessel will be installed on May 29, 2017, to mark what would have been President Kennedy’s 100th birthday.
Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The September-October issue features the Broadway smash The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Danish Dance Theatre and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the return of DEMO with Damian Woetzel, Mason Bates's KC Jukebox, comedy from The Second City and Trevor Noah, and much more!
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