Americans we lost in 2021
As we look back on 2021, we say farewell to many notable Americans who left their mark on the world. Here are a few of those trailblazers.
Meet Toni Stone, who broke barriers in baseball
Toni Stone was a pioneering figure in baseball. Many sports fans don't know her name, but a play about her life explains why they should.
U.S. opera houses reopen to live audiences
As U.S. opera companies reopen their doors, many are finding new ways to lure back live audiences — and reconnect artists with opera lovers.
America’s library creates ‘ultimate stay-at-home playlist’
The Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for posterity each year. Find out which ones were recently tapped for this distinction.
Broadway play with Middle Eastern setting wins top honors
An improbable Broadway hit, "The Band's Visit" is an award-winning musical that emphasizes the common humanity of people thrown together in a remote desert town.
Decades later, Japan’s gift to Americans is still vibrant
The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, a gift from Japan in 1976, is celebrating its reopening with artwork and performances that pay tribute to the country.
After 9/11 attack, Americans saw humanity at its best
A hit musical on Broadway sheds light on the goodwill directed toward Americans following the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
Board games, interactive theater help a Virginia community plan for the...
The New River Valley community in rural Virginia found creative ways to ensure that progress and growth take into account how resources are used.
A Broadway performance from Michelle Obama and friends
First lady Michelle Obama went to Broadway on September 19 and tapped some big voices to help deliver her push to get girls educated across the world.
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