Yo Aprendi: Danay Suarez, Ben Folds and Blake Mills with the National Symphony Orchestra
Ben Folds, Danay Suarez, Blake Mills and the National Symphony Orchestra perform "Yo Aprendi." Part of Declassified: Ben Folds Presents. June 30, 2017.
Play video Dance Through the Lens | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
Dance Through the Lens | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
Go behind the scenes with dance photographer Matt Karas in this Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original. Featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Julia Louis-Dreyfus Acceptance Speech | 2018 Mark Twain Prize
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Acceptance Speech | 2018 Mark Twain Prize
An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathered in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Julia Louis-Dreyfus, recipient of the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 21, 2018. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world's greatest humorists, was presented at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy. The event was taped by WETA Washington, D.C. and aired nationally on PBS on November 19, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Capital One is the Presenting Sponsor of Comedy at the Kennedy Center. Under the direction of the creative team from Done + Dusted, the Kennedy Center’s new producing partner for the Twain Prize, the cast features many of Louis-Dreyfus’s admirers, friends, and collaborators, including Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Tina Fey, Ilana Glazer, Tony Hale, Abbi Jacobson, Jack Johnson, Keegan-Michael Key, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, and Jerry Seinfeld. Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series "Seinfeld," and as Christine Campbell in the CBS hit comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine." She currently stars in, and executive produces, the HBO series "Veep," which will soon begin its seventh season. Between all shows combined, she has received eleven Emmy awards (six consecutively for "Veep") with twenty-four nominations, a Golden Globe award, nine Screen Actors Guild awards which makes her the most decorated actor in the history of the SAG awards, three Television Critics Association awards, five American Comedy Awards, a Peabody Award, and the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. She has broken the record for the most Emmy's won by a single performer, as well as the most consecutive wins for a single role ("Veep"). #TwainPrize #PBSTwain Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Nathaniel Stookey's Junkestra: A Symphony of Garbage | The Kennedy Center
Nathaniel Stookey's Junkestra: A Symphony of Garbage | The Kennedy Center
Nathaniel Stookey’s Junkestra, "a concise, rhythm-heavy work of considerable emotional scope" (Philadelphia Inquirer), was played on instruments created for the occasion from locally sourced garbage. Go behind the scenes with Stookey as he sources materials from the dump to create his symphony of garbage. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights | The Kennedy Center
Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights | The Kennedy Center
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical tells the story of a vibrant community on the brink of change in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The windows are always open, the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music, and the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights won Tony Awards® for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Returning to the Kennedy Center following her turn in the pre-Broadway production of Gigi, Vanessa Hudgens, will take on the role of Vanessa, with Anthony Ramos, who originated the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Original Broadway Cast of Hamiltion, as Usnavi, Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!) as Nina, local D.C. actor Mateo Ferro as Sonny, Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Daniela, J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton) as Benny, original Broadway cast member Blanca Camacho as Camila, Saundra Santiago (Nine) as Abuela Claudia, Broadway cast member Rick Negron returning to the role of Kevin, Virgil Gadson (After Midnight) as Graffiti Pete, Arianna Rosario (On Your Feet!) as Carla, and original Broadway cast member Eliseo Roman reprising the role of Piragua Guy. The production is directed and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons, who recently choreographed the NFL Super Bowl ad featuring Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. An In the Heights original Broadway cast member and Assistant Dance Captain, Klemons has a long history with Miranda’s work, having gone on to serve as Associate Choreographer for both Hamilton and Bring it On: The Musical. The production features scenic design by Tony®-nominee Anna Louizos (In the Heights), costume design by Andrea Lauer (Bring It On: The Musical), lighting design by Helen Hayes Award-nominee Cory Pattak, sound design by Andrew Keister (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), projections by Zachary Borovay (Rock of Ages), and Zachary Dietz (In The Heights) as Music Director. Part of Broadway Center Stage In a semi-staged concert format and joined by talent direct from Broadway and here in our nation’s capital, these performances shine a spotlight on the emotional heart of three beloved stories in compelling new ways—placing the artists, their vision, and their work Center Stage! March 21 - 25, 2018 at The Kennedy Center Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra - "These Walls"
Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra - "These Walls"
On October 20, 2015, Kendrick Lamar and the NSO Pops delivered a one-night-only performance at The Kennedy Center featuring some of Lamar's biggest hits and cuts from his lyrical masterpiece “To Pimp a Butterfly”.
Play video John Legend with Lindsey Stirling: "All of Me" (Live from the Kennedy Center)
John Legend with Lindsey Stirling: "All of Me" (Live from the Kennedy Center)
YouTube OnStage Live from The Kennedy Center Recorded Live: May 28, 2014 Musician, singer, and philanthropist John Legend performs his hit "All of Me" with YouTube sensation, violinist Lindsey Stirling. Produced by: Sunset Lane Entertainment, TrickySquid@mOcean, Obscura