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The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

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The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

From January 18 to February 6, 2011 the Kennedy Center hosts The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. This three-week series of events and performances commemorates the president who led the United States into the modern era of global participation and who was a foremost patron of the arts. The celebration features performances by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre, Yo-Yo Ma, Denyce Graves, Emanuel Ax, and others, in addition to a newly commissioned play for young audiences and their families based on two collections of poetry selected by Caroline Kennedy, a documentary, performances on the Millennium Stage, and more.