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Arts Post: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

'Color Purple,' 'Rock of Ages' coming to National Theatre

"No mainstage shows publically announced at present," says the National Theatre's homepage, but according to a press notice that went out several days ago two touring Broadway musicals are indeed en route: "The Color Purple" (April 12-24) and "Rock of...

By Nelson Pressley  | February 4, 2011; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Some thoughts about Landesman's remarks

Before the embers are utterly snuffed on National Endowment of the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman's inflammatory remarks during Arena Stage's New Play confab last week (or wait - might they actually burn on?), a few things may be worth...

By Nelson Pressley  | February 4, 2011; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  National Endowment for the Arts  
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Smithsonian Channel spotlights black history

The welcome saturation of Black History Month specials is upon us. The Smithsonian Channel, a joint business venture between the Smithsonian Institution and Showtime Networks Inc, is offering several programs on Saturday nights for the month of February. New to...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 4, 2011; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Smithsonian, TV  | Tags:  Black History Month, Showtime Networks, smithsonian Institution, special programs on African American events and personalities  
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Sesame Street and Children's Museum form partnership

Elmo. (Bloomberg)The superstars of the young set, the characters from Sesame Street, have agreed to be creative tenants with the National Children's Museum.The new partnership between the museum, which is scheduled to open in 2013 at National Harbor, and Sesame...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 3, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, TV  | Tags:  National Children's Museum, Sesame Street, Washington museums  
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Smithsonian has bonanza year in fundraising

Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough. (AP)Secretary G. Wayne Clough did have one thing to smile about this week. He reported that the Smithsonian, on the fund-raising front, had had its best December ever, bringing in $50 million. And the rest...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 2, 2011; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Smithsonian  | Tags:  Fund-raising at the Smithsonian, G. Wayne Clough, Smithsonian Institution  
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National Cathedral, Renwick Gallery win federal funds

The Washington National Cathedral and the Renwick Gallery are among 61 recipients of federal funds to repair and restore their landmark buildings. The annual "Save America's Treasures" grants were announced Tuesday at a ceremony at the historic President Lincoln's Cottage...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 1, 2011; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  National Park Service, President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Renwick Gallery, Save America's Treasures, Washington National Cathedral  
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Smithsonian nominates Steve Case for its board

Steve Case, right, accompanied by Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, speaks during the launch of "Startup America," a national campaign promoting entrepreneurship. (AP)At Monday's meeting of the Board of Regents, the panel voted to nominate Steve...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 1, 2011; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Smithsonian, appointments  | Tags:  Rep. Steven LaTourette, Sen. Jack Reed, Smithsonian Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution, Steve Case  
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Kennedy Center captures stars for Kaiser's 10th anniversary

Joshua Bell, Smokey Robinson and Christoph Eschenbach will appear at the Kennedy Center. (Chris Lee, Margot Schulman, Tracy A. Woodward/Post) To mark the 10th anniversary of Michael M. Kaiser's tenure at the Kennedy Center, the celebrants have gathered a few...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 1, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center  | Tags:  Audra McDonald, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joshua Bell, Kennedy Center, Michael Kaiser, Renee Fleming  
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Google Art Project: 'Street view' technology added to museums

Sandro Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," left, and Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night" are included in the project. (Corbis, The Museum of Modern Art) Google is bringing its "street view" technology indoors. With the launch of the Google Art Project,...

By Philip Kennicott  | February 1, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Galleries, Museums, News Features, Philip Kennicott, Smithsonian  
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Protesters call for resignation of Smithsonian's Clough (audio)

Demonstrators walk outside the Smithsonian's headquarters in Washington. (AP) Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough. (AP)About 30 protesters rallied outside the Smithsonian Castle in a call for the Smithsonian to redress what some have characterized the institution's biggest blunder since controversies...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 31, 2011; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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