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Ground Broken for Kennedy Center Expansion



    Groundbreaking for Kennedy Center Expansion

    In a few short years there will be a new way to experience the arts in DC. The Kennedy Center broke ground today on a $100 million expansion. It will allow the center to bring some performances outside and even out on the water. Vice President Joe Biden was there and as Mark Segraves reports, he shared a special moment and some advice with local students. (Published Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014)

    Vice President Joe Biden presided over a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for the first major expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, nearly 50 years after construction began on the cultural center.

    The expansion will add new space for arts education, programs and rehearsals, as well as interaction between artists and audience members.

    The project will also add some new memorial elements in a park to honor the 35th president. The arts center was created as a living memorial to Kennedy.

    President Lyndon B. Johnson originally broke ground for the Kennedy Center in December 1964. It opened to the public in 1971.

    Rubenstein: Man Behind the $100M Kennedy Center Expansion

    [DC] David Rubenstein: The Man Behind the $100 Million Kennedy Center Expansion
    News4's Barbara Harrison sits down with David Rubenstein, co-CEO of the Carlyle Group and donor of $75 million to the Kennedy Center.
    (Published Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014)