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Arts Jun 26Conversation: Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson’s Longtime Friend and Producer
Quincy Jones, who was Michael Jackson's longtime friend and record producer, talks about Jackson's life and legacy.
Arts Jun 25Michael Jackson, King of Pop, Dies at 50
Pop star Michael Jackson died Thursday afternoon of an apparent cardiac arrest, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jackson was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center by the paramedics after they found him at his home not breathing and tried to…
Arts Jun 24National Symphony Orchestra Tours China
China is home to stars like the pianist Lang Lang, it has vast numbers of music students, it's the world's largest exporter of musical instruments, and it's building new venues to hear music all the time.
Arts Jun 22For Washington Writers, a Creative Calling
In the backroom of a popular restaurant in Washington, D.C., a group of teenagers are getting ready to take the stage for their first public appearance as published writers.
Arts Jun 19Forum: Submit Questions for Werner Herzog
Due out at the end of the month is "Conquest of the Useless," a collection of Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo" journals (or, as he describes them in the book's preface, "inner landscapes, born of the delirium of the jungle.")…
Arts Jun 19Conversation: Filmmaker Albert Maysles
Albert Maysles has spent much of his life behind a camera catching intimate glimpses of the lives of others: politicians, rock stars, heavyweight champions, travelling salesmen, eccentric society mavens and everyday people.
Arts Jun 17Jazzy Start for the White House Music Series
The East Room of the White House sounded more like a high school music room Monday when more than 140 student musicians attended the first installment of a new educational music series.
Arts Jun 16Artomatic: For the People, By the People
It's easy to walk into any of the myriad free art museums here in Washington and find days' worth of great stuff to see. But what about the chances of you getting your artwork up in one of those museums?…
Arts Jun 15Extended Interview: Lynn Nottage
It's set in a small bar in the Congo, but Lynn Nottage's recent Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Ruined,' tells an epic story about the ravages of war, especially its impact on women.
Arts Jun 12Conversation: Historian Simon Schama
Historian Simon Schama is well-known for his books and television documentaries on art and a wide range of other subjects.