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Selma: A Film and Live Music Event with the NSO and Jason Moran

Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 8:00 PM

Experience Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement to secure equal voting rights as chronicled by the Academy Award®–nominated film on a big screen with Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran’s acclaimed score performed live.

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Jason Moran & Q-Tip 

Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

Two of the Kennedy Center's dynamic artistic partners, DJ and rapper Q-Tip and jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, explore contemporary sounds at the crossroads of their respective genres in this one-night only collaborative concert.

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Lotus: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art Form

Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 7:30 PM

Six award-winning tap dancing artists unite for a night of performances choreographed to honor the roots of tap dance, their predecessors, and each other, all to live jazz music.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Sphinx Virtuosi

Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 2:00 PM

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sphinx Organization, this exciting program offers a collection of concerti through the ages. The program has something for both seasoned listeners as well as young and new audiences, and showcases tremendous variety in languages and styles.

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DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Jerome Robbins--American Dance Genius

Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2017

A stellar cast celebrates the launch of legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins's centennial in a lecture demonstration-style performance hosted by Damian Woetzel.

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Carrie Mae Weems: Grace Notes: Reflections for Now

Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 8:00 PM

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems and diverse artists offer a provocative performance of music, song, text, spoken word, and video projection that explores the implications of race and violence in communities across America.

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Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

Nov 15 - Dec 13, 2017

In this brand new musical adaptation, join a young Dr. Jane Goodall and her special toy chimpanzee Jubilee as they learn about the world around them and the importance of protecting all living species. Age 6+

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Washington National Opera: The Domingo Cafritz Young Artists starring in Alcina

Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 7:00 PM

For one performance only, WNO's talented Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists take over all of the lead roles in Handel's spellbinding opera about an island sorceress whose powers of seduction are put to the test by true love.

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Master Class: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Explore the Arts Master Class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance. This participatory, intermediate to advanced level, class for adults is led by company members from Camille A. Brown & Dancers.

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Angélique Kidjo

Thu, Nov 30, 2017, 8:00 PM

Angélique Kidjo is a Beninese Grammy Award®winning singer-songwriter and activist, noted for her diverse musical influences and creativity. Time Magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva."

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play / ink

Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2017

Prolific and highly acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown makes her Kennedy Center debut with two full-evening works performed on separate nights: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play and ink. Both performed to original live music, these two fascinating productions celebrate diversity, community, history, and finding oneself through daring dance.

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