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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/fashion/2014-06-05/first-ladys-fabulous-fashio
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-12-31/ramblin-rhodes-2013-f
Newsmakers

...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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-04-24/newsmakers
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-11/washington-monument-reopen-after-ne
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-10-09/augusta-one-select-ci
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-01-09/new-leader-wants-symp
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-07-22/simply-historic
Ramblin' Rhodes: Take a look at music, more from 2012

...time; sang Happy Birthday to Tom Cruise at his Friar's Club roast in New York; performed with John Legend in The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., with First Lady Michele Obama coming backstage to congratulate her afterward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-12-31/ramblin-rhodes-take-l
Ramblin' Rhodes: Southern Soul & Song to bring back bluegrass favorites

...Still Water Taproom on Broad Street just a few years ago to performing in Carnegie Hall, Ryman Auditorium and the Kennedy Center.Steep Canyon Rangers and Martin collaborated on the album Rare Bird Alert, which was released in 2011 and earned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-06-05/ramblin-rhodes-southe
Ramblin' Rhodes: Augustans Jones, Murdock take music across globe

...Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles.On her 56th birthday on May 4, she joined Grammy Award winner John Legend at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for a tribute to the late Marvin Gaye.She and Legend sang many of the classic hits made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-06-12/ramblin-rhodes-august