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Topic Archive: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

See 1,000 Paper Cranes at Washington's Opera Ball

One of Washington's signature benefits took design inspiration from its host venue, the residence of the Japanese ambassador.

Event Report Posted June 17, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Opera Ball Explores Italy's Culture, Cuisine, Cars

Event Report Posted April 23, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

Opera Ball Gives Guests a Taste (and a Smoke) of Arab Hospitality

Event Report Posted June 6, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT

Alvin Ailey Gala Mixes Sequins and Tropical Florals

Event Report Posted February 9, 2012, 9:10 AM EST

Susan G. Komen Gala Surpasses 2010 Fund-Raising Totals With Celebrity Help

Event Report Posted November 2, 2011, 10:38 AM EDT

National Symphony Orchestra Channels Old and New Russia at Kennedy Center's Season Opening Ball

A dreary Saturday night didn't stop the National Symphony Orchestra's season opening ball from entertaining 800 guests with a lilac-hued gala at the Kennedy Center.

Event Report Posted September 28, 2009, 4:32 PM EDT

Sleek, Silver-Toned Kennedy Center Gala Draws Michelle Obama, Raises Nearly as Much as Last Year

For its dinner and performances celebrating women in the arts, the Kennedy Center transformed spaces on two levels with sleek silver-toned decor, spring flowers, and swirling projections.

Event Report Posted May 5, 2009, 1:19 PM EDT

Alvin Ailey Gala Looks to its Dancers for Inspiration

For its annual Washington gala, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took a cue from its dancers, with flowing, energetic decor.

Event Report Posted February 22, 2008, 5:06 PM EST

Honoring Art at the Whitney

Event Report Posted June 10, 2002, 12:00 AM EDT

Special Event 2001: Who Showed Up...

News Posted January 17, 2001, 12:00 AM EST