First lady's fabulous fashions: Love the clothes, but who pays the bills?

...the array of other big events for which the first lady is expected to appear in couture finery, such as the annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremonies, governors' dinners and White House correspondents' dinners.Wearing donated gowns represents...

Washington Monument to reopen after nearly three years

...funds to help restore the National Mall, serves as a regent of the Smithsonian Institution and is chairman of the Kennedy Center. He has also made major gifts to the National Archives and Library of Congress.During the monument's restoration...


...recording artist, received the 2014 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, along with Pedrito Martinez and Carla Dirlikov, at the Kennedy Center on April 16.The annual Sphinx Medals of Excellence are awarded to extraordinary black and Latino leaders in music...

Ramblin' Rhodes: 2013 full of highlights for country music artists, fans

...who has starred in several Broadway plays, was among those paying tribute to superstar Shirley McClaine at the 2013 Kennedy Center honors a few days ago on national TV.? George Strait supposedly is doing his last tour. The closest...

Augusta one of select cities for Wynton Marsalis' Mass

...which began Oct. 3 in North Carolina.In addition to its Augusta stop, there was a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, and there will be performances at the Lincoln Center...

Cirque Dreams creates magic to get audience into 'Holidaze'

...Every year presents a different challenge."The tour that we're bringing to Augusta is the show that we had at the Kennedy Center two years ago," Goldberg said."We have a template for it, but it changes a little bit every year based on the...

New leader wants symphony to be bigger part of Augusta's arts scene

...managing a festival orchestra in Aspen, Colo., before becoming a DeVos Institute of Arts Management fellow at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. ? one of the nation's premier artistic and cultural institutions...

Simply historic

...Her fame and her voice have been sounded across the globe, and she's been heard and hailed and recognized at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Europe and beyond.Frankly, it's amazing she has time for all that, given her astounding reach...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Willie Nelson has been setting music standards for decades

...Maui, Hawaii, where the homes only use solar power.? He has been married four times and has seven children.? He was inducted into the Country Music Association's Hall of Fame in 1993 and was honored by the Kennedy Center in 1998.

Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck dies

...In 1996, he won a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys and in 2009 he was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient.Brubeck told the AP the Kennedy Center award would have delighted his late mother, Elizabeth Ivey Brubeck, a classical pianist...