The Kennedy Center presents the final U.S. performances of one of Hip Hop's most influential artists, yasiin bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Dec. 31-Jan. 2 in the Concert Hall. Joined by special guests, bey will offer a unique musical experience for audiences at every show, performing songs from a different album each night including The New Danger, True Magic, The Ecstatic, and Black on Both Sides, alongside new material. Following the performance on Dec. 31, patrons can join the New Year's Eve Grand Foyer Party, free with their ticket.
The Kennedy Center’s year-long celebration of the 100th birthday of its namesake honors five enduring ideals embodied by President Kennedy: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude. Take an immersive journey through our award-winning website to explore the stories of artists who embody that legacy through special events and performances, culminating in the centennial of JFK’s birth on May 29, 2017.
Did you know you can watch the Expansion Project’s day-to-day progress on the Expansion Cam? All of the 500+ piles (steel support beams) have been driven into the bedrock and 2,150 trucks of dirt have been removed from the expansion site. Also, the first of two tower cranes was erected on the site in early July. Once completed, the new spaces will provide innovative and accessible experiences for both the artist and audience, including open rehearsal viewing and unique, interactive programming.
Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The November-December issue features holiday performances including Cincinnati Ballet's The Nutcracker, A Merry Little Christmas with Megan Hilty, A Holiday Pops featuring Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, The Second City's Twist Your Dickens, and more—plus hit shows like Wicked, Into the Woods, and A View From the Bridge.
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