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

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VSA: Visual Arts Exhibition

VSA, the international organization on arts and disability founded by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, presents three commissioned large-scale visual arts installations by studios inclusive of artists with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.

Jan. 12 - Feb. 13, 2011

Hall of States

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre

Students under the direction of Franco De Vita, perform Kanji Segawa’s Toward the Light; Pas de Deux from Vasily Vainonen’s Flames of Paris staged by Raymond Lukens; and Raymond Lukens’s Divertissement. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Wed., Jan. 19, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre

Students under the direction of Franco De Vita, perform Kanji Segawa’s Toward the Light; Pas de Deux from Vasily Vainonen’s Flames of Paris staged by Raymond Lukens; and Raymond Lukens’s Divertissement. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Thu., Jan. 20, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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“Concerts for Young People by Young People”: Sierra Hull

Only 16 years old, mandolin virtuoso and vocalist Sierra Hull has already emerged as a leading light in a new generation of bluegrass musicians. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Sat., Jan. 22, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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U.S. Navy Band in “John F. Kennedy: Celebrating 50 years of Diplomacy Through Culture”

The US Navy presents select members of the U.S. Navy Band in the first concert of a special two-part series on the cultural diplomatic mission of Navy music. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Sun., Jan. 23, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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U.S. Navy Band in “John F. Kennedy: Celebrating 50 years of Diplomacy Through Culture”

The US Navy presents the second concer in a special two-part series on the cultural diplomatic mission of Navy music. The Navy Band Jazz Combo, members of the Navy's premier jazz ensemble the Commodores, perform. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Mon., Jan. 24, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

Dancers from the Silver Spring, Maryland–based school present a “Tribute to the Irish American President.” Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Tue., Jan. 25, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Blessing Offor

The soul/R&B singer-songwriter, a 2010 VSA International Young Soloists Award recipient, crafts an eclectic mix of retro sounds and grooves as heard on his 2010 release Guilty Pleasure. Presented in cooperation with VSA. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Wed., Jan. 26, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University

Students present “The Age of Dreams: Musicals from 1961,” performing excerpts from West Side Story, The Fantasticks, Gypsy, Oliver, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Once Upon a Mattress. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Thu., Jan. 27, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Justin Kauflin Trio

The trio led by the talented jazz pianist and Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumnus, though young, displays musical maturity, finesse, and imagination. Presented in cooperation with VSA. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Fri., Jan. 28, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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The Kennedy Legacy

View a screening of the documentary John F. Kennedy–Years of Lightning, Day of Drums (1965) and sit in on a panel of artists, journalists, and policy makers discussing the lasting impact of the Kennedy presidency.

Sat., Jan. 29, 2011, 2:00 PM

Atrium

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“Concerts for Young People by Young People”: The Capitol Jazz Project

Participants in this partnership between Washington Performing Arts Society and DC Public Schools in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center showcase their musicianship and performance style. Having its roots in the New York jazz tradition, the Armand Hirsch Trio explores modern gospel, world percussion, Brazilian song, progressive rock, classical aesthetics, and the lexicon of American soul music. Emphasizing singable, lingering melodies and frontiers in harmony and rhythm, this group reinvents the organ trio setting.
Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Sun., Jan. 30, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

KCACTF marks the anniversary with a special scholarship program for short plays, monologues, soliloquies, songs, and spoken word inspired by the life, presidency, and legacy of John F. Kennedy. See the winning pieces performed. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Mon., Jan. 31, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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“Concerts for Young People by Young People”

Classical violinist Niv Ashkenazi is a 2007 VSA International Young Soloists Award recipient. The NSO Youth Fellowship Emerald Quartet features violinists Jessica and Katelyn Lyons, viola player Aiden Kane, and cellist Ryan Hintzman. Sixteen-year-old cellist Kristina Winiarski is a first-year NSO Youth Fellow. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Wed., Feb. 2, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance in the Terrace Theater

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“Concerts for Young People by Young People”

Leo Manzari is a 15-year-old tap phenomenon. Presented by VSA, siblings Amanda (22), Michael (18), and Amelia (16) Ransom form The Ransom Notes, a group that blends classical, Celtic, bluegrass, and gospel music. Jazz pianist and vocalist Amy K. Bormet is a Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumnus. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Fri., Feb. 4, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance in the Terrace Theater

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Scott MacIntyre

Since captivating the nation as a finalist on American Idol, Scott MacIntyre has continued to move audiences to laughter, tears, and standing ovations all over the world.  He is a 2008 VSA International Young Soloists Award recipient, and his latest CD Heartstrings debuted at #18 on iTunes.
Presented in cooperation with VSA. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Sat., Feb. 5, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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