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Performing Arts Series

The Performing Arts Series, produced by the Prince William Network and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, features artists and companies who perform at the Kennedy Center and explore the performing arts areas of music, dance and theater. Each program is originally broadcast live providing the opportunity for students to phone in, fax and e-mail questions to the artists involved in the programs. During the two weeks following each live broadcast, teachers and students can connect to Internet web sites specifically designed to coordinate with the series. A Study Guide containing dates and times of programs, information and activities for students and web site addresses is sent to each teacher who registers for the series. Programs in the current season and from past seasons are re-aired regularly on PWCS-TV.

Category: Distance Learning

Schedule

Aug 19 02:00 PM Telling Stories: Craig Hatkoff
Aug 19 09:00 PM Telling Stories: Craig Hatkoff
Aug 20 10:00 AM Telling Stories: Gene Yang
Aug 22 02:00 PM Telling Stories: Gene Yang
Aug 22 06:00 PM Telling Stories: Gene Yang
Aug 22 09:00 PM Telling Stories: Gene Yang
Aug 24 02:00 PM Telling Stories: Gene Yang
Aug 24 06:00 PM Telling Stories: Gene Yang
Aug 24 09:00 PM Telling Stories: Gene Yang
Aug 26 02:00 PM Telling Stories: Gene Yang
Aug 26 09:00 PM Telling Stories: Gene Yang
Aug 27 10:00 AM Telling Stories: Jon Scieszka
Aug 29 02:00 PM Telling Stories: Jon Scieszka
Aug 29 06:00 PM Telling Stories: Jon Scieszka
Aug 29 09:00 PM Telling Stories: Jon Scieszka
Aug 31 02:00 PM Telling Stories: Jon Scieszka
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Episodes

Up Close and Personal: Jerry Herman

Join Broadway legend Jerry Herman for an evening filled with personal stories and songs as the accomplished lyricist looks back on his career. In an intimate interview...

Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Frank Loesser

Over the course of his career, Frank Loesser wrote more than 700 songs and 5 Broadway musicals and contributed music and lyrics to dozens of films, leaving behind...

Up Close and Personal: Marvin Hamlisch

ASCAP Director of Musical Theater Michael Kerker sits down for an intimate interview with the multi-award-winning NSO Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch. The...

Jazz: Eldar

A 2008 Grammy®-nominated jazz artist at age 21, Eldar is described as "one of the finest jazz pianists of his generation" (CMJ Magazine). Having already...

maximum INDIA

The music and dance of India provide students with a window to the vibrant culture and traditions of one of the world's largest countries. As part of the Kennedy...

Telling Stories: Katherine Paterson

Called a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, Katherine Paterson sits down with moderator Maria Salvadore in an engaging interview that explores the...

Musical Theater: Stephen Schwartz

In this never-before-seen interview, Academy Award®, Grammy® and Tony® winner Stephen Schwartz talks with Michael Kerker, director of Musical Theater at...

From Page to Stage: Locomotion

Have you ever wondered how all the elements of a theater production come together to form the final product? Join award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson as she talks...

Poets and Presidents

President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy believed strongly in the power of words and the value of poetry for their children. In The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline...

Telling Stories: Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park discusses her recent books and provides a look at what inspired them. Ms. Park also talks about her diverse interests that include perfecting her craft, a ...

Tambuco Percussion Ensemble

One of the finest percussion quartets of today, Tambuco Percussion performs a wide assortment of music styles, ranging from structured percussion music to ethnic drum...

Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman

Come celebrate the life and sounds of legendary composer Cy Coleman, the genius behind Tony Award®-winning musicals The Will Rogers Follies and Sweet Charity and...

Up Close and Personal: Sheldon Harnick

Tony Award®-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick's words have delighted audiences on Broadway and beyond for more than half a century. His long list of celebrated works...

Upclose and Personal: Charles Strouse

Join Charles Strouse for an intimate interview with ASCAP's Michael Kerker and live music by vocalists Liz Callaway, Karen Morrow, and Jason Graae, and pianist Chris...

Gospel Across America

In a program that celebrates gospel music—from contemporary rising stars to established traditional artists—American gospel artists come together to perform...

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Choreographer and Kennedy Center artist-in-residence Shen Wei and his dancers take students on a journey in Re- (I, II, III), a triptych inspired by his travels...

Limón Dance Company: The Traitor

Limón Dance Company returns to the Kennedy Center with The Traitor, one of modern dance's most significant works of the 1950s. The Traitor was Limón's response to the...

Connections: More Science and Music

Endangered species, synapses and neurons, condensation and precipitation are these terms from a science course or a music class? In this fast-paced, multimedia...

Ella!

Celebrating the life and work of legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, Grammy® winner Dee Dee Bridgewater and Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer pay tribute...

Telling Stories: Lois Lowry

Two-time Newbery Medalist (Number the Stars and The Giver) Lois Lowry shares her inspiration for writing, the universal themes in her stories that deal with human...

Stefon Harris and Blackout

During this session, vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris along with his band Blackout teaches students what to listen for in jazz. Heralded as "one of the most...

Waiting for Godot

Two tramps meet by the roadside, and endlessly wait for someone—or something—named Godot. Samuel Beckett's most popular work masterfully examines the...

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Deconstructing Divertimento

Renowned ballerina and Balanchine collaborator Suzanne Farrell, along with her acclaimed ballet company, presents a performance and demonstration titled Deconstructing...

Telling Stories: Bryan Collier

Illustrator Bryan Collier started painting at the age of 15 in his hometown of Pocomoke, Maryland. During this interview with moderator Maria Salvadore, Collier shares...

Telling Stories: Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out

Nationally recognized creators of books for young people, Katherine Paterson, Steven Kellogg, and Mary Brigid Barrett, share insights into a recently released book...

Nnenna Freelon & Harolyn Blackwell
Ellington Voices: Classical to Jazz

Bringing together their respective expertise from the jazz and classical worlds, Nnenna Freelon and Harolyn Blackwell demonstrate how Ellington's compositions blended...

Telling Stories: Craig Hatkoff

The Hatkoff Family, father Craig and his two daughters Julianna and Isabella, are authors of a collection of amazing animal stories featuring real-life animals from...

Understanding Arab Music with Simon Shaheen

Master musician and composer Simon Shaheen, along with his ensemble Qantara, demonstrates the unique sound and range of several Arabic instruments, performs traditional...

Musical Theater: The Making of Ragtime

Go behind the scenes of the new Kennedy Center production Ragtime with moderator Michael Kerker, director of Musical Theater at ASCAP, as he explores the musical...

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Join members of internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock for a unique sound experience as the group captures the complex sounds of blues,...

Theater: Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon is a chilling recount of one of the most monumental interviews of all time. The fast-paced production depicts former President Richard Nixon in his first...

Telling Stories: Carole Boston Weatherford

Weatherford brings the pages of history alive through stories, poems, and pictures. During this discussion with moderator Maria Salvadore, Weatherford shares her unique...

Allan Harris: Cross That River

Students go on a musical journey with Alan Harris and the Cross That River Band as they go back in time and explore America's West during the 19th century. Through song, ...

Jazz Reach: She Said/She Says

Jazz Reach's She Said/She Says is a celebration of women's achievements and music in jazz from the early 20th century to the present day. This high-energy program is...

Black Grace

Black Grace, an all-male dance company from New Zealand, takes the stage with an explosive program that mixes rhythm, spirit, and energy....

Hakata Kinjishi Taiko & Hakata Komo

Hakata Kinjishi Taiko and Hakata Koma is led by siblings Jyuraku and Syouraku Chikushi and performs a style of drumming which derived from music used for the Lion Dance, ...

Telling Stories: Gene Yang

Go beyond the page with author Gene Yang as he discusses childhood, his Chinese influences, and comic books....

Jazz: Terrell Stafford Quintet

A gifted and versatile trumpeter, Terell Stafford and his quintet combine lyricism and a deep love of melody with an adventurous edge. Stafford and his quintet...

Robotopia Rising

Author of Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots, Tim Hornyak takes students on a historical journey detailing the rise of robots in Japan during...

Telling Stories: Christopher Myers

Christopher Myers comes from a long line of creative storytellers and has come to tell his own tales in books such as Black Cat, Fly!, and Wings. Myers discusses his...

Time for Three

Time for Three is a youthful and engaging trio of musicians who play a widely diverse repertoire that transcends traditional performance genres. These classically...

Dr. Billy Taylor and Young Jazz Musicians

Join Dr. Billy Taylor, the Kennedy Center's artistic director for jazz, and his trio (Chip Jackson on bass and Winard Harper on percussion) as they coach and perform...

China: Shen Wei Dance Ensemble

Hailed by the New York Times as "startlingly imaginative" and widely acclaimed wherever it performs, Shen We Dance Art fuses the art forms of dance, theater,...

Contemporary Playwrights: August Wilson

Recorded in 2001, the late August Wilson discusses his playwriting career up through the production of King Hedley II. In this enlightening session with high school...

A Musical Journey: Imani Winds

This Grammy-nominated wind quintet is known not only for its expert musicianship and ensemble playing but also for its ability to mix classical, jazz, spirituals, and...

Telling Stories: Jon Scieszka

Author of such whimsical children's books as The Time Warp Trio, Math Curse, Science Verse, and The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales, Jon Scieszka...

Jazz: Jason Moran and the Bandwagon

Hailed as "the most provocative thinker in current jazz," (Rolling Stone Magazine), award-winning pianist and composer Jason Moran is known for challenging &quo...

Telling Stories: Patricia McKissack

Patricia C. McKissak, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King award-winning author, storytelling, and writer of Color Me Dark, a title from Scholastic's popular Dear...

Musical Theater: The Re-Making of Mame

In this intimate studio session, meet cast members Harriet Harris, Alan Muraoka, Parker Esse, and a 13-year-old Harrison Chad as they discuss their roles and methods of...

Viva Las Americas! Ballet Hispanico

Combining modern ballet, and Latin dance forms, the mission of Ballet Hispanico is to demonstrate the vibrancy of Latin American cultures through dance. In Vivas Las...

Telling Stories: Nikki Grimes

Born and raised in New York City, Nikki Grimes began composing verse at the age of six and has been writing poems and stories ever since. Ms. Grimes has received...

Shakespeare and The Moor's Pavane Jose Limon Dance Company

For nearly 60 years, the Jose Limon Dance Company has championed the pioneering movement technique and philosophy of theater developed by Mexican-American choreographer...

Theater: Twelve Angry Men

Join members of the cast of Twelve Angry Men as they explore the connections between the play's these and such relevant issues as the influence of personal history and...

Hot Air: The Story of Brass Instruments

In this lively program students hear music from the Renaissance and the Civil War era preformed on period brass instruments, as well as contemporary music played on...

Musical Theater: Steven Schwartz

At this session meet Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz as he talks about some of his many musicals, including Godspell, Pippin, Working, and...

Hip Hop to `Da Head

Meet Kwikstep, Rokafella, Buttafly, Stretch, and the rest of the crew as they break, lock, pop, and uprock until you stand up and cheer! The members of Full Circle...

Country Music: Styles and Traditions

Country music is among the thriving popular American art forms and its cultural appeal is greater than ever. With the insight of famous and noted country music...

Telling Stories: Christopher Paul Curtis

African-American author Christopher Paul Curtis is widely recognized for his historical fiction books for students. In addition to winning two Newbery Medals, Mr. Curtis ...

Flying Across America! The National Symphony Orchestra: Young People's Concert

Join the members of the National Symphony Orchestra with musical director and conductor Leonard Slatkin in a celebration of American music. This NSO Young People's...

Jazz and the New Generation I

Who are the new generation of jazz musicians about to become tomorrow's well-known performers? Hand-selected by jazz piano legend Dr. Billy Taylor, six up-and-coming...

Connections: Science and Music With the National Symphony Orchestra

You've probably heard about connections between science and music, but can you actually hear them? When do musicians use science? Why do scientists study music? In this...

China Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble

Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble is a multidisciplinary performance troupe that focuses on ethnic dance drama. Drawing from various traditional Chinese genres, artistic...

Connections: History and Music With the National Symphony Orchestra

What do Mozart, Marie Antoinette, and Benjamin Franklin have in common? That question and many others will be answered in this fast-paced, multimedia program developed...

Telling Stories: Linda Sue Park

Born in Illinois to Korean immigrant parents, Linda Sue Park has always enjoyed writing poems and stories....

Urban Bush Women: Shadow's Child

Urban Bush Women is more than a dance company. It is a group of professional dancers who explore spiritual, political, and cultural experiences as part of their artistic ...

Jazz and the New Generation II

The second edition of Jazz and the New Generation features award-winning high school and college jazz musicians. Showcasing winners of Jazz competitions across the...

Latin Jazz with Bobby Sanabria

Master drummer, educator, and Grammy-nominated artist Bobby Sanabria, and Quarteto Ache, take students on a musical journey that demonstrates how history, politics, and...

The Music of the Andes

The vibrant, energetic music of the Andes region of South America is performed in its most authentic form by Andes Manta, professional musicians and natives of the...

The Taming of the Shrew

The RSC's focus on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew provides students an opportunity to learn more about interpreting Shakespeare's plays, speaking Shakespeare's...

It's All Music

Style is essential to all music, and it is important for all musicians to clearly project their interpretation of the style of a musical piece when they perform....

Jazz: The Legacy of Dizzy Gillespie

Considered to be America's leading spokesman for jazz, Dr. Billy Taylor—with his trio and trumpeter Jon Faddis—presents a program of performance and...

Martha Graham Dance Company

Known as "one of the great companies of the world" (The New York Times), Martha Graham Dance Company is the oldest contemporary dance company in America and...

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Tony Award-winning songwriters Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan join Broadway singers and moderator Michael Kerker, director of Musical Theater at ASCAP, for a discussion ...

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