Topic: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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  • Woody Guthrie, in an age of 'Occupy'

    On his centennial, tributes pour in for a man who made complex social issues deceptively simple through song and championed the downtrodden.

  • After the revolution, arts bloom in Tunisia

    As Tunisia's 'Jasmine Revolution' turns one, musicians find new venues, funds, and teachers -- along with official support.

  • Credible terrorist threat possibly planned for Sept. 11

    Credible terrorist threat possibly planned for Sept. 11

    A credible and specific terrorist threat is being investigated in New York and Washington for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The investigation has not yet confirmed the threat that includes possible attacks on bridges or tunnels.

  • In Pictures Bob Dylan turns 70

    Singer Bob Dylan performs during his show in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh city on April 10. Dylan was in Vietnam for a one day performance.

  • In Pictures Oprah through the years

    Television talk-show host Oprah Winfrey relaxes in her studio office following a morning broadcast in Chicago. Winfrey came to Chicago in 1984 to WLS-TV's morning talk show, 'A.M. Chicago.' A month later the show was No. 1 in the market. A year later it was renamed 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.'

  • Chinese military leaders visit US. What do they want?

    Chinese military leaders visit US. What do they want?

    China suspended military ties with the Pentagon early last year, after the US made an arms sale to Taiwan. Now, eight Chinese generals will meet with their American counterparts.

  • Will Ferrell wins Mark Twain prize for humor. Was he the best pick?

    Will Ferrell wins Mark Twain prize for humor. Was he the best pick?

    Will Ferrell is lauded as being a fearless comedian with a sharp eye for the quirks of American culture, but some say he lacks the gravitas to be a national prize-winner.

  • Profile: Bill T. Jones, a master of modern dance

    Profile: Bill T. Jones, a master of modern dance

    After receiving Kennedy Center Honors, Bill T. Jones remembers his long career as a dancer and choreographer, and he discusses his future plans.

  • I Was a Dancer

    I Was a Dancer

    Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Jacques d’Amboise shares perspectives from seven decades of life inside the New York ballet world.

  • In Pictures Where has Bill Clinton been?

    Former President Clinton and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, now a Ghanaian diplomat, talk during a memorial service for Richard Holbrooke at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Jan. 14. Holbrooke, a veteran diplomat and President Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, died in December.