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NEXT AT THE KENNEDY CENTER to Present 'The Roots Residency' Photo NEXT AT THE KENNEDY CENTER to Present 'The Roots Residency'
by Michael Major - Nov 1, 2022

Anchored by an unforgettable concert in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, the special explores how The Roots continue to push the boundaries of their art form while using their platform as the inaugural artist-in-residence of the Center’s Hip Hop Culture Program to foster the next generation of cultural leaders.

Derrick 'D-Nice' Jones to Headline the Kennedy Center Opera House With CLUB QUARANTIN Photo Derrick 'D-Nice' Jones to Headline the Kennedy Center Opera House With CLUB QUARANTINE LIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

The legendary artist, DJ, photographer, and Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council Member Derrick “D-Nice” Jones, will be the first DJ and Hip Hop artist to headline the Kennedy Center Opera House with a very special edition of Club Quarantine Live on Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Kennedy Center Announces 2022-2023 Hip Hop Culture and Contemporary Music Season Photo The Kennedy Center Announces 2022-2023 Hip Hop Culture and Contemporary Music Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

The Kennedy Center's Hip Hop Culture and Contemporary Music program has announced its initial programming for the 2022–2023 season. The season deepens the mission of Hip Hop Culture at the Center by highlighting multi-hyphenate artists and creators in the world of hip hop and honors Contemporary Music's diverse musical genres and audiences by celebrating important artistic voices who have helped shape the canon, defied categorization, and propelled us into the future.

India.Arie to Headline BGR!FEST 2022 with the NSO at the Kennedy Center Photo India.Arie to Headline BGR!FEST 2022 with the NSO at the Kennedy Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! founder Beverly Bond and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced multi-Grammy Award–winning R&B icon India.Arie will headline this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK!FEST (BGR!FEST) as it makes its highly anticipated return—collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for the very first time.

The Black Genius Foundation Launches KEEP IT 100 Fundraiser To Support Black Artists Photo The Black Genius Foundation Launches KEEP IT 100 Fundraiser To Support Black Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

The Black Genius Foundation - the organization which celebrates and invests in the intellectual and creative genius of Black artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations - today announced the launch of its 'Keep It 100' fundraising campaign.

The Black Genius Foundation Announces New Brain Trust Photo The Black Genius Foundation Announces New Brain Trust
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022

The Black Genius Foundation (TBGF) - the organization which celebrates and invests in the intellectual and creative genius of Black artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations - today announces its new Black Genius Brain Trust.

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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2022

The Club At Studio K to Return to the Kennedy Center Photo The Club At Studio K to Return to the Kennedy Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the relaunch of the Club at Studio K, a cabaret-style lounge concept offering world-class arts and culture in an up-close-and-personal setting. Located in the REACH, the Club will offer performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from February through March 2022.

Founder Beverly Bond and the Kennedy Center Celebrate International Women's Day with  Photo Founder Beverly Bond and the Kennedy Center Celebrate International Women's Day with 2nd Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2020

The Kennedy Center, BONDVISION Media, and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! collaborate to co-produce the second annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival (BGR!FEST), an immersive multi-day live experience curated to celebrate the cultural contributions of Black women artists, thought leaders, and creatives. The festival, spanning four days, will take place during International Women's Day weekend, March 5-8 across the Kennedy Center campus.

The Second Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival Will Take Place International Women's Da Photo The Second Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival Will Take Place International Women's Day Weekend
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 14, 2020

The Kennedy Center, BONDVISION Media, and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! collaborate to co-produce the second annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival (BGR!FEST), an immersive multi-day live experience curated to celebrate the cultural contributions of Black women artists, thought leaders, and creatives. The festival, spanning four days, will take place during International Women's Day weekend, March 5-8 across the Kennedy Center campus.