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Washingotn DC announces pilot plan to bring back live entertainment
"Some live events will be allowed in D. C once again under a newly announced pilot plan, which comes with plenty of restriction, tickets must be sold in advance with a maximum of 50 people in attendance. Reserved city is mandatory with six people or less per group. Thesis also have to be at least 3 ft, away from the stage for live singing and 20 ft away any other time. The Kennedy Center that Hamilton City Winery gala Hispanic Theater, Pearl Street Warehouse and Union stage, the first venues to take part in the pilot program that will continue until October. 30th. Outdoor entertainment might also resume soon. A limited number of venues including busboys and poets district, Worf and others were told to re submit their
Washington, DC announces pilot plan to bring back live entertainment
"To shake up some of the boredom during the pandemic, you're about to have some more options. A half dozen D C venues are getting a chance to resume and host live entertainment. Mayor Bowser says the pilot program is open the city winery Gala Hispanic Theater, Pearl Street Warehouse, The Kennedy Center. The Hamilton and Union stage almost submit plans to operate safely with no more than 50 people per event with proper social distancing the program. Runs through October. 30th.
There Is Some Terrifying Flooding in Washington, DC Area Right Now
"Flooding flooding unfolding unfolding across across parts parts of of the the Metro Metro area, area, Metro Prince George's County, Inter Montgomery County, the eastern side of the District of Columbia, Northwest Washington as well and parts of Arlington and that's where we will begin. George Washington Memorial Parkway is flooded and we understand impassable between four mile run in the south entrance to Ronald Reagan National Airport. That's a limited access by way, which means you're going to have trouble turning around. I think there's a wall on the median strip there, which means once you go north or south toward that area of high water, you might be stuck trapped between that rising water and the drivers behind you, And that's one of the many dangerous on a day like today, it's not as simple as just turning around. In some cases once you commit, sometimes you are stuck. You're put in a very dangerous situation. 3 95 South bound flooding before Glebe Road at most, only a single file. Getting by 1 10 under Memorial Avenue Impassable, Color says You can't get by north and South bound. This is also tangling Traffic on Washington Boulevard near Memorial Bridge, Rock Creek Parkway, Deepwater reported near the Kennedy Center portions of Beach Drive. In northwestern Washington and near Montgomery County near the Montgomery County line were flooded. There's at least one water rescue in progress right now, and there were a couple earlier last hour. DC 2 95 to 95 areas of very deep water single file Getting passed them along the Anacostia River. It will take time. Northeast Washington There is significant street flooding, even on major avenues like New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue. Some of the side streets with poor drainage, especially lower lying there going to be impassable. And so all the more reason If you haven't left your garage or your office place in the parking lot where you are on higher ground. You definitely absolutely do not want to commit to driving until That flash flood warning expires or is cancelled. Also in Virginia, Virginia, south south bound bound on on
Leon Fleisher: Pianist who battled hand condition dies at 92
"Most celebrated pianist Leon Fleisher, has died. He was 92. NPR's Tom Hi Zinger reports that Fleischer's resource will come career spanned more than seven decades. And for much of it, the Penis played on Lee with his left hand land. Fleischer was a child prodigy. He gave his first recital at age eight, debuted at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic at 16 and released a string of acclaimed albums beginning when he was in his twenties. But it was all over at age 36 when he suddenly lost control over his right hand, Fleischer considered suicide. The only way out of that funk was to realise that music was certainly more than two handed piano playing Leon Fleisher reinvented himself as as a a a left left left handed handed handed player, player, player, a a a teacher teacher teacher and and and a a a conductor. conductor. conductor. Eventually, Eventually, Eventually, after after after treatment, treatment, treatment, he he he resumed resumed resumed playing playing playing with with with both both both hands. hands. hands. He He He was was was awarded awarded awarded a a a Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy Center Center Center honor honor honor in in in 2007. 2007. 2007. Tom Tom Tom Hi Zinka. NPR news.
Steve Martin On His Years As A Comic — And Walking Away From Stand-Up
"But if you could hold Steve Martin has been making people laugh often with highly conceptual humor since the nineteen sixties when he was a staff writer on the smothers brothers comedy hour in the seventies he became a major stand up comedy star filling arenas with his fans he rose to fame along with his then new TV show called Saturday Night Live on which he made many memorable appearances as a wild and crazy guy a medieval barber and a fan of king tut eventually the fame that brought in huge audiences also made it impossible for him to do the kind of comedy that made him original he starred in movies from the jerk to parenthood and in recent years has also written plays essays and books and toured with both his bluegrass band and with friend and fellow comic Martin short Steve Martin won the Mark Twain prize for American humor in two thousand five in was a Kennedy center honoree in two thousand seven Terry gross spoke with Steve Martin in two thousand eight about his memoir born standing up Steve Martin welcome back to fresh AIR eleven returning her thank you I thank you very much I'd like you to open with a reading from the beginning of the book and we've we've edited the slightly to make it crystal a little shorter for the broadcast great be happy to I did stand up comedy for eighteen years ten of those years were spent learning for years were spent refining and for years were spent in wild success I was seeking comic originality and fame fell on me as a by product the course was more plodding than her ROIC I did not strive valiantly against doubters but took incremental steps started with a few intuitive leaps I was not naturally talented I didn't sing dance or act the working around that minor detail made me inventive I was not self destructive though I almost destroyed myself in the end I turned away from stand up with the tired swivel of my head and never looked back until now a few years ago I began researching and recalling the details of this crucial part of my professional life which inevitably touches upon my personal life and was reminded why I did stand up and why I walked away in a sense this book is not an autobiography but a biography because I am writing about someone I used to know yes these events are true yet sometimes they seem to have happened to someone else and I often felt like a curious onlooker or someone trying to remember a dream I ignored my stand up career for twenty five years but now having finished this memoir I view this time with surprising warmth one can have it turns out an affection for the war years thanks for reading that that Steve Martin reading from his memoir born standing up which has just been published in paperback yeah I guess I didn't realize how much you closed the door on your comedy years how much there was like a before and after it ended you were done and that was it right I I I'm it was about nineteen eighty one I still had a few obligations left but I knew that hi I could not continue but I guess I could have continued if I had nothing to go to but I did have something to go to which was movies and you know the act had become so known that in order to go back I would have had to create an entirely new show and I wasn't up to it especially when the opportunity for movies and writing movies came around why would you have to create an entirely new show well like I say the the the act was really it there is a passage in the book which I caught because it was so hard to explain but the act essentially besides all the jokes and bits and everything was conceptual and once the concept was understood there was nothing more to develop it's like saying painting the same blank canvas over and over and over and over and over once the concept is no you don't see the need to see to that and that was in the back of my head that I was really done artistically with with what I had created or pastiche to you know in the reading that you just did you describe yourself as not being naturally talented did you think of yourself as naturally funny I'm I didn't didn't think of myself in that way no although I I just love to comedy I I was raised with laurel and hardy and I Love Lucy Anne and Jerry Lewis and I just loved it and I had a friend in high school and we would just laugh all day and put on skits and you know it's the Andy Kaufman thing over to Marty short thing where you're performing in your bedroom for yourself and I I loved magic and so I would practice my magic tricks in front of a mirror for hours and hours and hours because I was told that you must practice you must practice and never present a trip before it's ready but I was just inclined toward show business but I didn't know what I just like being on stage you got your start working in Disneyland you were living in southern California and when you were ten you were selling guidebooks there then you later work for magic shop demonstrating magic tricks and I get the sense from your memoir that demonstrating those magic tricks you know hours a day and really getting them getting them down because you're doing them so much that that gave you a sense that performance required a great deal of craft that even comedy wasn't just a question of going out on stage and saying funny things that there was enormous amounts of work and practice and thought that would have to go into it well that that idea of that that you really had to work at this stuff didn't necessarily come from Disneyland it I I mean I think yes and in terms of presenting a trick but having having it so well honed in your mind was really giving me a sense of security it was I don't want to go out there half baked and you know you learn that through the years you know you're you do a magic show with a friend and you rehearse it a couple of times and yes every all the timing has to be exactly perfect but while you're out there it's it's a different world it's not your mirror you have to make on the spot adjustments but that's just you know whatever entertainer does actually working at the magic shop really gave me a sense of comedy because it was all the jokes we did the tricks but we have all these jokes I had a friend Jim Barlow who you know he he was the the guy I worked with there but he had patter worked out you know it he would go to customers and say Medicare money I mean help you not and you know call them suckers it was really funny and and kind of friendly rude what was your patter I just took all of Jim's patter I'm I'm trying to think of other ones yeah I said it would just it would somebody would buy something it would say and because you are hundred customer today you get a free paperback it's a little silly things like that but Disneyland I'm fifteen right here at early act was a combination of banjo playing juggling magic tricks and comedy and some of that stating your later at two but it sounds like a vaudeville act yes I was very interested involved it was the only sort of discipline that was a five minute act on stage which is what I really enjoyed ins and saw myself doing and I bought books on it I went to the Long Beach pike which was off the carnival fair you know four is really a place for drunken sailors to get tattoos but there was also side shows is very interested in that but you know there is these are all in there these are short acts there was one of the employees at Disneyland that I worked with was named Steve Stewart and he worked in vaudeville and he did a sack for me one day on the floor of the magic shop and I had a couple of great gags one was that I actually used and I asked him if I could use them because I was very strict about using any material that wasn't mine or that that was taken from somebody else let's put it this way I became strict wasn't strict at first there is one trick that one joke that Dave steward did where he said are not yet a glove white glove in his hand the magicians glove any he said and now the glove into dove trick and he threw it into the air and then it hit the floor and he just looked at it and consent and set up for my next trick he went on and it was the first time I saw comedy created out of nothing of nothing happening and I Glaum don to that wait wait wait you're doing I think is not only making comedy out of nothing but making comedy out of people's expectations which you were going to fail to fulfill well yes exactly and I I really started that when I became a semi professional meaning I was working the local folk music clubs going around either working for free or for a week and I quickly decided that you know the material was you know good or weak or whatever and I decided whatever it was I was going to pretend like it was fantastic and how great am I how great is what you're seeing and I think that's what grizzly hunting it's a tune him too because they couldn't believe that someone actually was that confident
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"Line is closed because of some overnight work and northbound side of the Dallas north tollway from my spring creek to Gaylor two left lanes going to be closed through about five in the from the Kennedy center mostly cloudy and fifty three overnight mostly sunny and sixty nine on Friday still clear Friday night clouds return on Saturday and M. seventy percent chance of showers early Saturday up through mid afternoon late afternoon evening a ninety percent chance of showers and some thunderstorms mixed in Saturday's high looks to be about sixty six sixty three right now I'm clueless news radio ten eighty KRLD the following program has been pre recorded but and we return to our American stories and the Studebaker story when we last left off due to Baker was once again on the ropes but they were about to have a major stroke of luck they should have gone out of business in fifty eight it's a miracle that they didn't but they managed to pull the fat from the fire on out the Larkin fifty nine and that save them you know for as long as they lasted actually taped it taper corporation hi there Iraq may and this is the sixty one lakh for sure it's beautiful but more important the large got something new a new kind of performance a new kind of excitement unmatched in any U. S. compact in the lark was truly a miracle the car for Studebaker built using existing parts from the Studebaker starlight a car which consumers didn't like they have that nineteen fifty three car that they have been peddling through fifty eight and basically because the company had no money and could not afford a new body they took at nineteen fifty three sedan body and a softball fans they shorten the wheelbase and came up with very simple styling that stood out that was a lark really there was nothing new about the body.
Kennedy Center to furlough 60 percent of staff, details plans for spending stimulus funds
"Well according to an internal memo the Kennedy center plans to furlough sixty percent of their staff now ready for load seven hundred and twenty five part time employees they lobby Congress for twenty five million dollars in fines and then they let
Kennedy Center to stop paying National Symphony Orchestra despite $25 million in coronavirus aid: Union
"The national symphony orchestra has been told they will not be paid after next week and the log of the president of the Washington DC federation of musicians says the announcement blindsided everyone involved shop there stunned they don't know how to prepare the check is going to arrive next next Friday and that they're being told that they will not be receiving any compensation until the Kennedy center reopens they receive the news the same day president trump signed the coronavirus stimulus package which also includes twenty five million dollars for the Kennedy center which milonga says the money is supposed to be used to pay operating
Trump signs coronavirus stimulus bill
"The president signs off on the stimulus bill and the question I have for you John is what's in the stimulus bill could we be on for all day today Rick and then I can explain it bit by bit essentially five hundred billion of the two trillion dollar stimulus package is hard cash these are payments to Americans who have to work from home or in some places are not working every head of the household in America gets twelve hundred dollars families get twenty four hundred dollars and there's five hundred dollars per child at all in addition there is a considerable amount in the billions for small business loans that are there and other things that are meant to immediately help the economy and help people who are struggling during the virus crisis now on the other hand there's some bad things in the bill as well senator Jim in the hall said that much of them were kept out however he quickly added that that there were other things they didn't lead again not as much as speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to take advantage of for example seventy five million dollars went to the national endowment for the arts and another seventy five million to the national endowment for the humanities these are the two government agencies that encourage artists entertainers musicians in other words there are ministry of culture and it was felt they needed help right should say many Democrats in Congress felt they needed help Republicans went along with this as opposed to other measures they would say no one everyone wanted a bill to focus on the economy and that's what they were going to get there's also twenty five million dollars for the John F. Kennedy center for the performing arts now let me say by way of disclosure I am a member of friends of the Kennedy center I've had many enjoyable evenings at the JFK center it serves a very good purpose here in the district of Columbia on the other hand one can argue that twenty five million dollars is a lot of money under the present circumstances and it could have been used elsewhere for medical research or to help beleaguered workers be that as it may Republicans went along with this once again because they wanted to give Democrats something but not make major concessions as Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer wanted overall this was a measure that passed unanimously in the Senate on Friday passed unanimously in the house and was signed by the president at four PM sharp next week checks will go out sources tell me that within three weeks Americans will be receiving their federal checks will it take another stimulus package to keep the economy going during the virus crisis time will
House leadership advises members to return to DC as Rep. Massie weighs roll call vote on stimulus package
"Here's the thing about the whole situation with without massive we were talking about it acid being the the representative from Kentucky the Republican yes Kentucky right talking about possibly objecting to the voice vote so essentially procedurally you know they ask for voice if nobody objects they go to a voice well right but if someone objects they have to call everybody and they got to get a quorum which is two hundred sixteen members right the report is one source saying gas the Massey show right now so he's running the whole thing what well the thing is is you're not going to before represented a Massey you're not going to change anything right you may get you know you may get some Flack from your you want should possibly show your constituents in your district in Kentucky that you stood ground and you want to force it to a vote so you can be on record of saying no but it's not going to change anything and I don't know that it helps you much and you're just right because every I'm glad you explained that because in a voice vote either you are not registered right for for how you voted and so apparently he wants to make it clear but house leadership advise members on Thursday to it last night Thursday evening to come back to Washington on Friday morning if possible as tall tall or top lawmakers told the hill dot com they anticipate that representative Thomas Massie Republican of Kentucky would call for a roll call vote on the two trillion dollar stimulus package passed in the Senate earlier this week house Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and house minority leader Kevin McCarthy aim to pass the bipartisan measure via voice vote in the lower chamber in an attempt to minimize the health risks for members who have traveled long distances amid the pandemic but according to multiple house members messages threatening to derail leaders plans taking issue with its cost and the process used to pass it through the upper chamber Mr horror and Mr McCarthy previously expected that the vote on HR seven eighty four of the corona virus aid relief and economic security act would be done by voice vote but there is now a possibility that the house Republican may suggest a quorum that if a court that suggested of a quorum is not present an attempt to call for a recorded vote on final passage sources and horrors press shop said we have notified our members of the possibility that the bill may not passed by voice vote the majority leader's office has sent notice to members that if they are they are able and willing to be in Washington DC by ten AM to do so they are encouraged to do so while exercising all due caution so there you go yeah and it's going to pass and yeah it's I mean it's gonna pass we know what's well if you just if you're doing this just to put yourself on record for your you know constituents in your district this isn't the one this isn't the battle to pick I understand as a fiscal conservative I get it if you're looking at this the weight Lindsey Graham looked at it and a lot of people looked at it then Lizzy Graham you know fought the fight and try to get as a member of post on that unemployment thing limiting that unemployment so people wouldn't make more on unemployment total than they do with their jobs right now I get that but the point is is that you're going to be the one guy and trust me things change when people are waiting for that cash because they've been told now for what probably the last twenty four thirty six maybe forty eight hours how much money they're going to get they've been able to figure out how much money they're going to get even in your district representative Massey there are people who may be otherwise fiscally conservative but they're going to bite the bullet here because they want that money in their bank accounts the point is is that I don't think this battle works for you politically I don't think it works for anybody politically right now because you simply say I was one of the notes for the for the for the voice vote but it's not going to be an issue now this is not going to be that issue if you wanted if you really wish to start off is to stand up as we've said in normal times it's like you and I were looking at at social media yesterday and we said where were all these people in so called conservatives in normal times right when we were the ones railing against where the Republicans were going and taking you know taking the hits Ford from Republicans who now believe in much more government spending in normal time price the the problem is the problem of where we've gotten to is not because of even flawed bills that are passed in dire emergencies in extraordinary time brought it's because we spend too much in normal times right and I saw a ton on social media yesterday of Republican conservatives who were outraged you know for example by twenty five million dollars you know for the national domino the arts of the Kennedy center whatever and just furious about it as if the world had ended yeah right anyone I asked where were you the last couple of years where were you when Republicans were in charge where were you Republicans are saying well we can't find it now get well now you're going to fight it right and some of the money being spent you know when you talk about those things is not a great day look twenty five million twenty five million but it's not a great deal of money when we look at the spending that has been done in other places which is the hot in in the form of hundreds of billions of dollars right yeah the permanent stuff I mean you look at the like the permanent change that we've we've seen with more more the tendency to spend more and more and a run of a trillion dollar deficit I'm not blink I look I don't remember maybe he was but I don't remember Massey in those times being you know the the the forefront on fox news at look I'm gonna be on fox news and say the spending that that the Republican Party is going for and you people on fox or even endorsing mmhm but you're not fighting for this where was he then right if you're damn furious about it to hold this up where were you back then again on principle I might agree with you in fact I had several worry right I'm telling you it if you're looking for political points in your district this isn't about this isn't the one this is a good this is not going to get you that win it's
Texas Senator John Cornyn on the $2 Trillion Rescue Bill
"You here we're going to have back the senior center the great state of Texas it is senator John Cornyn John how are you I'm doing a great job good to be with you it really good to hook up with you I told people yesterday that I would have you on the we had technical issues on my end that we didn't end up having you on but actually is kind of auspicious because we have bigger news today late late last night you know we heard from Mitch McConnell we think we have a deal and then it turns out in fact it was a unanimous deal I mean how are you breathe a little bit better you feel better about what we're looking at now yeah I'd think yeah I mean it's as painful as the process was that it was needlessly extended by from the gamesmanship on the backend we had ninety six hundred votes Dave Roberts and for senators didn't weren't there for various reasons but yeah I think I mean we should we need to throw the American people a lifeline both from a public health perspective and from a financial perspective and I think we we did the best we could and I'm sure it's not perfect but up I'm glad we got it done I think gamesmanship is a nice way to put it John to be honest with you I mean it seems as though you guys had a deal three or four days earlier Nancy Pelosi comes back from California who last time I checked is in the house she's not in the Senate whisper something to Chuck Schumer and then suddenly everything fell apart what is that all about I've never seen the house of representatives or the leader of the house the speaker have that much sway over the Senate what is that all about well but we knew she needed to pass it in the house and so she had some leverage and she knew it just like Chuck Schumer now we have some leverage even though we've been working on a bipartisan basis to come up with the deal and once we had a deal then they wanted to get a pound of flesh for their pet projects and unfortunately while we were able to limit most of it there's still some junk in the bill but I would say the overwhelmingly positive development finally but it just went on too long and people who needed help I didn't get it as fast as I would have liked but now it's on the way senator John Cornyn will get into the the the nuts and bolts about what is what does get done in the bill but I I wanna I wanna make sure to go here and and we remind those who are listening and watching that the left wanted to get things like solar power wind power let's cut emissions on airplanes for god's sake let's let's do this that or the other pet project is green thing here and it looks fine it's a bunch of blokes who want to make sure that Planned Parenthood would continue get financed me when they added that stuff in there it would have been easy for those of you on the right to say Hey we'll let the American people suffer and expose them for who they are and as you say most of that stuff went away but still there was some of the Kennedy center gets millions NPR and PBS gets billions for some reason John was it was at the point where you're saying to yourself I have to give people in my state and we have to get people in the United States some relief right now and we'll call them out on their politics that they played maybe in November is that how you look at it yeah is it me or is it an ordinary legislation sometimes the best answer is to say no yeah I am too hold all people accountable if the next election here I felt like this is such an emergency that we had to come up with a product and again I think ninety six senators voting for the bill speaks speaks for itself yeah that's not perfect as well you know they say you two thing you don't want to watch you progress one is sausage making and the others legislation and that's still true today so I think we get that we got it done now we're looking to see how do we implement this bill I talked to a number of folks back in the state trying to make sure that we actually make this bill work you can get the money to the people who needed the most as fast as possible it's funny to talk to bill Frist to some years ago he said the same exact thing it's like sausage making you don't really want to know and and I I get it in at the end of the day let's talk about what this does because there's a lot of speculation I'm an employee I've been laid off or furloughed do I get help I'm a company that will go out of business if I don't get some help do I get help do I have to pay the money back is there a limitation on buying back stock is limitation on CEO pay or bonuses if you can I know that's a that's eighteen different things but people call my show every days you know they want to know those specific answers so who gets what and are we are we protecting both companies and individuals which I think is very important well Joe like you I try to use social media to help us share information with the public market stage right with the public so people can look at my Twitter feed at John Cornyn and wild I've tried to try to summarize it but here let me up let me do it verbally here first of all people who are out of work through no fault of their own not getting paid we're sending them a check through the IRS it should be there in two weeks hopefully three weeks at the latest try to bridge them two of the unemployment insurance process we've seen a huge influx of new applications for unemployment insurance revenue that this other beloved demand so we beefed up the benefit we extended it for thirteen weeks and so hopefully between a combination of direct payments and unemployment compensation we can get people past this past this crisis but we also need to make sure their jobs available for them when we come out of that right and that's why we provided help to small businesses if they keep their focus on the payroll will we provide them loans and in some cases it may be forgiven just to maintain their relationship with their employee base we want to make sure that when we come out of this that people go back to work and continue lives as normal and then to the largest employers to hire hundreds of thousands if not millions of people in America and we have an economic stabilization program through the federal reserve where their lend lend money for a period of time they'll have to pay back its not a bailout and dug deep to get them to this crisis because what's happening is a lot of businesses since they don't have any demand for their services at your hotel or airline or the like right you're not earning any income but you are still having to pay your bills were trying to help them through that as long as the special plane is detectable is possible it's senator John Cornyn Republican great state of Texas John I'm wondering people were concerned about about a stock buy back about CEOs getting bonuses or pay raises order stipulates is that you can't do that yes there are and those were really not controversial items because India but I noticed that senator Schumer after he delayed the passage of the bill touted that his accomplishments but most of what he claimed as an accomplishment the stuff that was already in the building right away or that was not controversial but I guess you had to claims he had to justify the reason for his delay and actually getting the bill passed and help the people who need it senator John Cornyn as I understand it it's going to be based on your twenty nineteen earnings many people are that's if you if you filed already for twenty nineteen if you have it it'll look at your twenty eighteen earnings is that correct that's correct so it so people can go back and see okay this is what I mean twenty eighteen I'll get what would have been the same pay as I was receiving them how bout people better and we maybe who were unemployed just got jobs at the beginning of this year maybe in January they had a seasonal job turned into a full time job and now they're laid off it didn't have a you know some sort of I arrest record you know before that maybe they were on unemployment are they still gonna get something exactly worked out through the company how does that work yeah we've we've got filled some of those gaps in traditional unemployment insurance so that if you're an independent contractor or your seasonal employee you don't have to wait or have proof of a long standing job in order to get the benefits right we tried we tried to up by the safety net for everybody hopefully we got everybody it's included but if we didn't vote will come back in and try again senator John Cornyn go follow him online a matter where you are in the country go follow him at John Cornyn on Twitter and he's very receptive he does talk to people constituents and and beyond and yet go see the post that he made about what this bill does I just want to ask you what while I have you a lot of people are concerned about this April twelfth date I'm not I want to be open for business I and I don't want to be open for business so people die from cold nineteen or corona virus whatever call you today but I think that America being open for business shows our resiliency and ought to see it sooner than later is there any thought process about maybe saying California your hot spot New Yorker hotspot Washington state your hot spot middle America can slowly but surely start getting back to work around Easter is that possible what you're we're only human and we need hope in our lives yeah and I think of what the president tried to do is provide a hopeful message he understands and we all understand that if the if the if the science doesn't work if we still have hot spots that we're not going to be able to open our schools and businesses only in all parts of the country but just like governor Abbott did in Texas he didn't order one size fits all he looked it up to the more congested areas or urban areas and cities for the mayors and county judges to make orders as they see fit yeah but just like the rest of the country you know Texas we have more calcium people in some parts of the state and there's no reason to lock them down and I saw that the the the president is now ask the governors to sort of break their states in terms of the vulnerability to this virus and begin to gradually phase in re opening the country at the appropriate time a senator John Cornyn always appreciate the access of the time so glad you voted for this thing although I really wish the poor could been stripped out I'm gonna make sure that between now and November let everybody listening and watching know that there was garbage added to this simply because it was a political play by the left Hey you guys in the right I think you did you did the right thing by saying we have to help the American people now there's a concern by by people about how China was closed a closed off about this didn't tell us for weeks if not months that was happening they didn't update the I guess one of the chief scientist on on corona virus wanted to tell the world he ended up dead either from corona virus or by the Chinese government via a virus is there some sort of ramification we can bring maybe make them you know but bring us some remote oration about this John is there a way to get some money back from China in how they harmed us so badly well I think the most important thing we can do Joe is to make sure that we reduce our vulnerabilities yeah I think what this is demonstrators we have a lot of vulnerabilities to the virus the generated an eight animal food market that then jumped into a human beings and then created this pandemic and what I'm what I intend to do is to ask the National Academy of sciences as well as our intelligence community to report back to Congress and tell us what they beat feels of the comprehensive picture and then to make policy recommendations for what Congress can do one of the things we need to do is eliminate our dependency on China for medical supplies medical equipment and medicine and we need to make sure that the last pandemic that emanates from China and given their closed and secret society the Communist Party doesn't want to be embarrassed by the facts here we really can't trust what they're telling us what we have to make sure this doesn't happen again but one last thing was senator John Cornyn I always appreciate the time of the axis John the last question has to be might there be a silver lining here maybe as you say we'll start making our own medical equipment medical supplies maybe will start manufacturing even more so here in America and not be reliant on a far away land that we have no idea really what's happening inside that land could this be a positive outcome at the end of all this I think so because you know we we always try to learn from our mistakes and clearly well I don't think this pandemic was anybody's fault here in the United States yeah we we were we were more concerned about nuclear weapons and terrorism that when were pandemics Bill Gates years ago Ross said this is the biggest threat we have been here that being right yeah and we just we need to learn from it that we learn from it and make our our country safer and more prosperous in the process then I would say it's worth it but something good will come out of it it is senator John Cornyn appreciate the hard work you do for us here in Texas and for the American people John
Trump defends $25 million in Kennedy Center funding in coronavirus stimulus
"There is funding for the Kennedy center in this two trillion dollar economic relief package and president trump took a question about that tonight at the White House coronavirus briefing both Republican and Democrats packages of the the stimulus included for twenty five million dollars worth of funding for the Kennedy for its arts center here in Washington DC shouldn't that money be going seven masks respirator and I knew it was thirty five million and we actually took off ten but I'm a fan of of that although I haven't spent time there because I'm far too busy I'd love to go there evenings but I'm too busy doing things
Nancy Pelosi Just Released Her Own Coronavirus Bill. It Is Much Bigger Than Trump’s.
"I was just reading it what is in the speaker's bill Nancy Pelosi's bill here and her the bill that she is proposing for stimulant the economic stimulus has wind and solar tax credits and it has a reduction in airline emissions so so a an economic stimulus is going to force the airlines to reduce their emissions the airlines that are already struggling increase leverage for labor unions in speaker Pelosi's relief bill eliminate U. S. postal service dept what that is in speaker Pelosi's bill same day voter registration is in speaker Pelosi's bill N. thirty five million dollars to the Kennedy center is in speaker Pelosi's bill yeah there's also a lot of money for the national endowment of the arts I think three hundred million for that yeah I I a black could make this a clean bill is that too much to ask for a clean bill something that just helps the economy and is not everything else lumped in with and that's why it when I was talking to Blair Blair Miller earlier and I said Hey you know we were talking about trillions of dollars you don't wanna rush that through because it gets stuck with all kinds of pork and and fraud and waste and abuse and everything else like that I am now you know as we drill down a little further when they try to rush things through without giving it consideration that's when you don't catch things like what's actually in the bill you'll recall it was speaker Pelosi who it infamously once said you have to read the bill to find out what's in it
"kennedy center" Discussed on Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women
"We have way too many buildings in this city. That look like they've had some really bizarre attachment like hooked up the hip of the building itself. And so he did he is created something magnificently beautiful and lyrical so appropriately adding to this memorial to John F. Kennedy and as soon as you start going underground and using concrete and embedding it and thinking about how you would deal with light and and water and the environment because it's also a very quiet environment so being really quiet on the inside is really important to us. Because that's what you need for performing arts but we're right next to two highways So we're we're basically encircled by highways. How do you create that quiet? Well through thick walls through thick window panes through the ability to have absorbed materials and being underground makes a huge impact. So I don't think the Kennedy Center Board said we will build a lead gold building but rather by choosing this magnificent visionary and by approaching it in this way we realized that we could really do something special. Couple of quick career questions Tell me about a moment mid career. Whatever that feels like to you where you had to make you made a decision that turned out to be pivotal. Why you think was pivotal. In retrospect and and what the what that tells you about making decisions going forward so why mid career take your pet you can choose however you off. Well I I have there. Several moments probably each position that I've had where I on in the moment understood that either by turning writer turning left or speaking up or not speaking up or saying we will do this or not. sor- sort of takes you in another direction and I can say that when I was building a concert hall and Seattle. There was a moment When a community group came to us and said we want you to move the location of the concert hall that you're building from the one that was for decades established in one location and they had been working for years and years to try and develop the project in one location but later Of Community Group came forward and said we thank. You should consider moving it to another location if I had said. Nope my major donor wants it there. I'm GonNa do it only there. Forget it the Bene- Roy Hall would be at Seattle Center and not across the street from the art museum and I will tell you that the the the team on either side were equally powerful but the concept of saying we could be downtown and we can change the face of downtown Seattle forever and if you go back to the history books. They'll tell you that Ben Arroyo hall coming to downtown Seattle Change Downtown Seattle because it was not an active vibrant place. It was not a destination and today it is incredible now. I'm not the only person who was involved without of course but if I had absolutely stood and insisted that we stay only with this one donor who had been funding the project up until that point we would be a totally different that that the Seattle symphony and downtown Seattle. It would be completely different and there are moments like that in each job. I think probably many of them here. The project when I first got here was at the fifty percent of design drawing for the expansion and they wanted me to sign off and I hadn't even started work here. They wanted me to sign off on fifty percent of designed drying and I said. Why are we building building? Well you want you know. Few more rehearsal. Rooms and couple classrooms probably frustrated. The heck out of him and so we stopped and it did frustrate them today. Stephen Hall will tell you that he was so overjoyed at that moment because he knew that it could be more but it was a little scary at the time. I think we all look back and say that was really pivotal moment here at the center. I think those things happen to most of us more frequently than we think. But you don't always have the same scale of it I there moments. It's about risk taking and listening to yourself and not being overly conscious for me. At least about you know if you do too much of the list of pros and cons. You'll kill yourself. You'll never make a decision. I really believe that a certain point. You have to listen to your heart. Listen to your gut and go with your instinct and do that with insights from other people. But that's probably a little bit of the sense of creativity allowing your voice to be heard even if it's only in your own head combination of data and magic if you will what I'm hearing you say is a combination of listening intuition. And what's also interesting about those stories is that especially the one about here is that you were new so you didn't have clout established yet. You were still like. Who is this woman? We know she has a great track record. Whatever but they didn't know anything about your decision making process really. I mean they were just so you. That was very courageous of you to take that Stan because you could have been alienating these this team that you now have to manage and you need their buy in to do your job so that was a big risk and so but but your point about following. Your intuition is really putting listening to other people in this. It sounds like you. You kind of know intuitively well in the end you know. Probably everybody was longing for that pause and so call it. Courage cullet Whatever you will but I think what I was doing was reading the room I think in the end everybody was saying. What are we really doing here? Can we can we talk about this a little bit more? So it's about not putting yourself out I so I I believe that I'm here to fulfill a mission and it's not my own egos mission. It's the mission of our institution. How do we become the national truly? Become the national cultural centre. How do we fulfill that mission? It's interesting because so often you hear leaders that have the bully pulpit that you have talked about wanting to leave their mark on an institution and that that that's like not your not your game at all you WanNa. Maybe it's because you're emission based Nonprofit but it's also. I think in today's world. Social Entrepreneurship is the name of the game and even big companies like PNG and and Deloitte and others you you have to have a mission in order to be successful and to attract people so enclosing We do like to focus on mid-career women because that's where the fall off is to leadership. So what advice would you give to a woman who is in mid career? Whatever that means to her or to you that who wants to use her education and her experience in. She's ambitious. She wants to make a lot of money but she wants to. Make a difference and again like you. It's not an ego thing. It's wanting to be ambitious and successful but also wanting to make a difference. What career advice would you give her? Well I have never been motivated by personal ambition. I have only ever been motivated by a fulfilling opportunities that I see around me and most of those are related to artists and the impact of art on other people so it goes to this issue of how can I make difference And through whatever it is whatever my special talent might be. I'll tell you what my special talent is. I work hard. I have no other special talent. Honestly it's just because I put in the time I talk about this with my daughter all the time because very often people and teachers will have said to her Jillian. I I value you more because you work hard. It's not just because you have talent that you get to do all of this stuff but you really dedicate yourself to whatever it is. You're doing so I'm persistent and I work really hard and if you keep working hard and you think about other people probably more than you think of yourself you will have opportunities and there are countless moments where you will feel like you have been shunted aside ignored Somebody else's had an opportunity that you haven't had but if you keep working hard and you really dedicate yourself to fulfilling the potential of who you are and what your project is I don't want to sort of copycat those sort of ideas that have been put forward. But I'm a big believer on you know. Show up and pay attention if you're there if you're paying attention if you're volunteering. Whatever that form of volunteers stepping forward to say. Oh I can do that and then me and do it. Don't wait to be invited because you may not wait. Be You may not get invited and that is not about you know. I'm going to choose my friend over this person or a male over a female It really is about people. Choose people they know. So if you are not known now you need to step forward and So this is the sort of family motto. Show up and pay attention and you will have whatever opportunity To prove yourself but you have to take it you have to fulfil on that. I love that and a couple of things. Come to my mind. One is of course the Woody Allen Line of ninety percent of life is showing up but also I interviewed Angela. Duckworth who wrote the book called Grit. How the power of passion and perseverance and it's about how in effect effort when you're talking about his effort putting in the hard work and doing the work showing up is more powerful and and gives better result than pure natural talent. I mean you hear these stories of these musicians for example who were born with extraordinary talent but they don't practice and they don't you know they're kind of a pain in the butt to deal with and this and they didn't have an ad you know it's like I don't care if they're brilliant they're paying to deal with so and so it reminds me of Angela's book a lot in her and her extraordinary tedtalk which has sixteen million views so Thank you so much. This has been really amazing Deborah wetter. I really appreciate thank you. It's been fun talking with you. Good so thank you so much for joining us today. On Green Connections Radio Debre Rudder President of the famed Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. So what Deborah say that resonated with you. What does creativity mean to you? Tweet it to us that Joan Michael Center posted on our facebook page and like the page. While you're there. Thank you for leaving. Us review on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you're listening today and please pass it onto your friends. I'm John Michaelson. Thank you for joining us. See you next time..
"kennedy center" Discussed on Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women
"Artists are using their senses all the time they observe the world around them and continuously collect raw material which they use later in their work that was also from was Oscar. He continued very briefly for an artist. Anything can be raw material. Their key artists are curious about anything they come across. And if you want to innovate that is exactly what you should do. I couldn't agree more with Zaslavsky. Innovation is indeed a marriage of art method and to explore this connection. And more. We've come to one of the world's most venerable institution's of creativity the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Dc since one thousand nine hundred seventy one. The Kennedy Center has been reflecting and driving the conversation about the performing arts in the United States and around the globe a few months ago the Kennedy Center expanded creating a new campus focused on bringing the public into the creative process called reach. They also made sure to build it with sustainability in mind including as an lead certified building. We're here to talk about the intersection of art. Innovation including managing creative people in the creative process and the new reach campus and some of its sustainability features and get a bit of career advice from their esteemed leader. I'd like you to meet Deborah. Rutter President and artistic and administrative director of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts which the website describes as the world's busiest Performing Arts Center. Okay so I'm a native New Yorker and I think the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts argue with that label a little bit but we'll let slot. Deborah has been in management her entire career coming to the Kennedy Center in two thousand fourteen after many years as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. One of the world's most claimed orchestras and before that executive director of the Seattle Symphony. She has Grad undergraduate degree from Stanford in her MBA from USC. And I have to throw in the because I am a ucla alum myself. I'll have to forgive you about that. One Fun factoid about Deborah is she has been on both sides of the baton having played violin in orchestras throughout her education. I tried the violin without much success however so without further. Ado I'm delighted. The Deborah's joining us live in person at the Kennedy Center. Welcome Deborah to green connections radio. Thank you for joining us. Thank you and welcome to the Kennedy Center. Thank you so much. I am a particular fan of the performing arts having grown up around them in New York City and is dancer myself and I come from a long line of accomplished musicians so I feel at home. I WANNA start off with a few questions. What's your favorite book? Well I just read at last fall tunnel. Pc Coats the water dancer and it has stayed in my heart my mind And played back over and over again and so It is the first one that just sort of POPs out of my head. I just love the way he writes. I love his perspective and I thought the book was magnificent cool. Who is your favorite woman leader? Well it's hard not to say Ruth Bader GINSBURG In this city she is remarkable for her personal leadership professional leadership and her passion for the arts. But I would say madeleine. Albright is a close second. I love it. I saw all the movies in their terrific. Let me put the Kennedy Center into perspective with a few factories for anybody who doesn't know this. It hosts over two million visitors a year with over twenty two hundred performances each year that I had no idea over. Four hundred of them are free by the way. If you WANNA come come on down and it serves about one point. Four million students per year and has programs around the country as well so let me dive into it this way. How does the Kennedy Center choose which performances to host or produce? Because I would imagine you could do seven times. Well it would be hard because there are only three hundred sixty five days a year and there are a few of those days that are more challenging. I will tell you it's harder to program on Super Bowl Sunday than it is on Christmas Day Which is not something. Most people would think about So the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the nation's cultural center and I say that because many people either don't know or forget that and when I came to the center I really took that responsibility seriously and I with my colleagues thought hard about whether or not we were really fulfilling the mandate to be the National Cultural Center. Which for me and my colleagues means not just the three big three four big art forms that people think of in these big performing arts centers so beyond Theatre Opera Symphony Orchestra Ballet Dance. How do you really fulfill the mandate to serve all of our country and all of the performing arts to all of our country and so as a result we have added quite a bit in terms of what we produce what we present here as well? When I came here we already had a very successful Jazz Program Chamber Music We have colleagues who present in the community from the community here at the center as well and our international festivals have been always a big draw. But we knew that there were art forms and artists. That didn't feel that they had a home here at the center so it was really over the the this period of time that we've been expanding the variety of programming that we have give us an example so we have a director of hip hop and artistic director and also a program director of hip hop. We had when I first came here. We were presenting three or four comedy shows a year and of course Mark Twain Prize which everybody knows so. Well now we do about seventy of those each year and I would say increasingly the program that is Really the most exciting is the art form that you can't describe it's the one that's the blend of hip hop theater or music and dance. That might be nontraditional in presentation format so it is those sort of boundary genre just breaking art forms that are really the ones that changing the way people think about the Kennedy Center as well. And that's what creativity is about. Right is is stretching the boundaries. Creating breaking them down really creative. People are a unique breed. We're curious for energetic. We also can be quixotic. And frankly edgy and just odd right. Not everyone can manage creative people successfully. You seem to be a master of it. You've done it your whole career in arts manager Performing Arts Management and you obviously managed a huge team. Here what do you think is unique about managing creative people? And what recommendations would you give to any manager business leader? Who wants to manage for creativity manage creative people? I think probably the most important one is to being a good listener and listen for understanding compassion and beyond the most immediate Definition of how an artist or an individual's describing what they're thinking about and I say that I'm not a very patient person. If you asked anybody around me you would say well. Patients is not a virtue of Deborah Rutter. But I in the case of when I'm engaging with creative people I listen and wait for deeper understanding of what they're trying to communicate and what they're trying to achieve I do not make snap opinions about an artist's idea. In fact I think many of my colleagues would love made make faster decisions or brush aside an idea or accept another idea faster but I think you need to allow an artist and their idea unfold and further develop and for other than to offer ideas and ways to expand on. Whatever that creative spark might be I I think that comes from my own little bit of insecurity of do. I really understand what they're trying to do. Why are they trying to do that? We have I missed something and so it is a process of waiting and letting it. An idea simmer An and not having prejudged opinion about what's going to be good or not. I think also you have to give up a little bit of control in that process and so I find that people who need to know the shape of package need to know the length of the project need to know you know what the final outcome is going to be will never be as good at pulling out the potential of an artist or creative individual as one who is willing to let it just unfold and so while I am not in a patient person. I actually understand that the process of developing an idea takes time. It doesn't happen on a specific time schedule. Always but that if you can give an artist space and time or create any creative individual because there are plenty of creative individuals would not say that they're artists if you give them the space to really develop their ideas it will be much better one at the end and that we can all sort of jump on the bandwagon and go with. I'll give you a really good example. When Renee Fleming was invited by myself to come and be an artistic partner. She came into sort of a planning meeting with me and then subsequent meetings with colleagues with sheets and sheets of ideas she. She is amazing. It coming up with all kinds of thoughts and processes aware. She grabbed this idea. Where did this project come from and I listened and I thought Oh my Gosh. This is almost too many really great ideas. What are we going to do but by having multiple conversations with her and then having that conversation with others as well we realized that there was the potential of something really monumental that we could do uniquely here in Washington DC and with Renee Fleming and ultimately it was about having multiple conversations and then she sat next to Francis Collins Director of the National Institutes of Health at a dinner party and they were talking about it and he too said Oh. My Gosh this is really extraordinary. And because we allowed this idea to simmer and percolate and talk with other people about it we eventually created a program called sound health and it is a project that had its early beginnings here at the center in a very small way with the concerts at the NIH with the National Symphony Orchestra but it has now grown over these years to be a movement around the study of the impact of music on the brain. The National Institutes of health are now investing quite significantly in research in this area. We have a partner in the National Endowment for the arts. We're looking at extending that partnership and we've been doing national programs. Rene takes this program whenever she goes anywhere on tour and it has become a really important part of the Kennedy Center and it all came out of this conversation with her amongst a list of many ideas that she had that said. I think there's something about arts and wellness that I think we should be studying and I thought how in the world are we gonNa do this or are we going to be selling candles aromatherapy candles at the gift shop. What is this going to be? And if I had at that moment said not really are deal. It would never have come to this place where we're doing something that is so important for our country not let alone having some understanding of the importance of music and brain health and brain development. Does that make sense? It's perfect actually and there's so many things come to mind one is The the audio that is related to getting good sleep now as well and also. I'm actually thinking of people who have who are on the autism spectrum who may not do as well with words but respond well to the arts She's brilliant. I adore her And so I. I love that you didn't. You didn't let the overwhelm shut you down having you know when you've reached that point of what's your criteria that sounds like you don't actually have a checklist. Fortunately but what Wyche how do you? How can you tell when you arrived at that? Cool idea that ties it all together or that. You're going to move forward with well. I think this is the fundamental concept of an artist. Which is that. A true artist is never fully satisfied. They're always searching. They're always looking for the right next thing and have we done enough and is this right. That's about personal growth. That's about curiosity that's about ongoing investment of creativity and so It's hard to answer that question without falling back on that but I will say that it is There is always that moment. The tipping point that moment when you say a. Ha this actually is resonating with other people as well And I have some really great colleagues on my staff here. Who will come listen to an idea? And then ask a million questions so that you can further refine define and improve on your ideas so that it actually can go further when we were developing the reach..
"kennedy center" Discussed on Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women
Feminists: Ella Fitzgerald
"Shining. Oh hello from wonder media network. I'm Jenny Kaplan. And this is encyclopedia. Manica deemed the first lady of Song. Today's Dreamer was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States. For more than half a century. She went thirteen grammy awards and sold over forty million albums. Her voice was flexible. Wide-ranging accurate and ageless. Let's talk about Ella Fitzgerald Ella. Jane Fitzgerald was born on April twenty fifth nineteen seventeen in Newport News. Virginia to William Fitzgerald and Tempe Henry Ellis parents separated shortly after Ella's birth and she and her mother moved to Yonkers New York where they eventually moved in with Tempe longtime boyfriend. Joseph Dasilva three soon became four LS half-sister Francis was born in Nineteen twenty-three. The family struggled to make ends meet. Both parents worked multiple jobs. L. Occasionally took on work to their apartment was a mixed neighborhood. Where Ella made friends easily? She considered herself more of a Tomboy and often join neighborhood baseball games. Sports Aside Ella enjoy dancing and singing with friends and would perform at lunch and on her way to school in Nineteen. Thirty two ELLAS. Mom Tempe died from serious injury. She received in a car accident. Ella was devastated. She eventually moved in with her aunt Virginia and when her stepfather Joe died shortly thereafter. Ala stepsister. Francis came to live with them. To Ella was in a dark place. She started skipping school and her grades dropped. She got in trouble with the police and was sent to a reform school where she was subject to beatings by her caretakers. Eventually Ella escaped from the reformatory. She was fifteen years old broke and alone during the Great Depression. In nineteen thirty four Islas name was pulled in a weekly drawing the Apollo Theater for a chance to perform and compete an amateur night. Two sisters who the dance in the sisters in the world call the edgewood sisters and they closed the show about I when I saw those ladies. Dan I says no way. I'm going out there and try to dance. Because they stop the show. She was planning to dance but when the Edwards sisters closed the main show. She changed her mind fearing she couldn't compete with their moves. And when I got out there somebody follow up nobody else. What is she going to do? She made a last minute decision to sing and ask the band to play. Hoagy Carmichael Judy. Heavens hurt to me. By the end of the song the crowd demanded an encore and Ella had found her calling one of the people in the band. That night with saxophonist and Arranger Benny Carter wowed by her natural talent. Benny introduced a lot of people. Who could help launch your career? The era of big swing bands was coming to a close in favor of bebop. Ls successfully made the transition using her voice to sound like another horn in the band. She began to experiment with scat singing. Eventually turning it into an art in nineteen thirty eight Ella recorded a version of the nursery. Rhyme a-tisket a task it. A million copies of the album were sold it. Hit number one on the charts and it stayed on the pop charts for seventeen weeks. Ella was suddenly famous her wife. Changed Professionally and personally while on tour with Dizzy Gillespie's band in nineteen forty. Six Ella fell in love with bassist. Ray Brown the two got married and adopted a son Ray. Junior through the two later got divorced. They remained lifelong friends L. O. Worked with all the jazz greats including Frank Sinatra Duke Ellington Nat King Cole Dizzy. Gillespie and Benny Goodman from nineteen fifty six to nineteen sixty. Four Ella recorded eight songbooks in which she covered other musicians songs. Including those by Cole Porter Duke. Ellington the Gershwin's Johnny Mercer Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hart Ella continued to work throughout her life by the nineteen nineties. She had recorded more than two hundred albums she received the Kennedy Center honors the US National Medal of Arts and Francis Commander of Arts and letters award. Thank you and I'm so proud to be in class with all these younger ones coming up. Ain't gonNA leave me behind. I'm learning out a wrap in her later. Life Ella suffer from diabetes. She was hospitalized. Congestive heart failure in nineteen eighty six and for exhaustion in nineteen ninety. Nine hundred ninety three. She had to have both of her legs amputated below the knee due to complications from diabetes. She never fully recovered from the surgery. And on June fifteenth. Nineteen Ninety six at the age of seventy-nine Ella Fitzgerald died at her Beverly Hills. Home fans all over. The world mourned her death. A wreath of white flowers was placed next to her star on the Hollywood walk of fame and the Marquee outside the Hollywood bowl read. Lmu will miss you
Michelle Williams is Engaged and Pregnant and the Timeline is Weird
"Michelle. Williams is pregnant and engaged to brand new guy who seemingly came out of nowhere. His his name is Thomas Kale and the two met while he directed her in Fossey Verdon. He's also known for being the director of Hamilton. This news broke on on people dot com on Monday which featured the couple posing and some. I'm in love photos alongside the news of their engagement and pregnancy and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah on the surface. Is this all sounds kind of like a painfully boring a listener getting married Blah Blah Blah. But actually it's not boring. It's super interesting. A and very very weird and possibly suspect first off. It's worth noting that Michelle and Thomas are allegedly still married to other people and they also allegedly just met each other a few months ago. This timing if true it feels very noah Baumbach. Greta Gerwig levels of like So so if you're wondering why they went with like the the flashy old school publicist coordinated in people dot com about their pregnancy and engagement. Well first first of all they snuck it in over the New Year's Eve holiday which is a slow news week and maybe they were hoping it wouldn't get that much coverage and secondly she's going to be on the red carpet but this Sunday for the Golden Globe so I'm guessing maybe they're trying to get ahead of the buzz around her. Having a a baby bump page six covered. This writing quote. Many media insiders raised their eyebrows on Monday evening when a cheery piece appeared on people magazine's website announcing the news that Michelle Williams is pregnant and engaged to the Hamilton director. Thomas Kale but the piece which features a family album worthy `Paparazzi shot of the happy pair conspicuously neglected to mention the fairly juicy fact that both Williams and Kale were in serious relationships with other people when they met just a few months ago page six later added quote. The Omission Lead tabloid veterans to speculate that Williams's camp slipped the exclusive to people on the condition that the weekly keep mum about the potentially embarrassing circumstances of their Happy Union and quote sidebar. I Love The phrase tabloid veteran. Can I be a tabloid veteran. I WanNa be a tabloid loyd veteran. Anyway so yeah it seems like they got together and you know they did kind of a tit for tat with people where they were like. Don't talk about how the timing is maybe shady the and maybe we liked cheated or something. Just post the happy pictures of us in Yay. We're all good anyway while most of the world was getting completely blackout drunk on New Year's Eve. These brave souls at my favorite gossip site Ono. They didn't restricting together. A detailed timeline of Michelle Williams's relationships throughout the past three years they summed up her kind of serial serial monogamy writing quote January twenty eighteen Williams dating possibly engaged to Andrew Use men July twenty eighteen williams. Mary's Aries Phil Elvira begins work on Fossey Verdon December second twenty eighteen. Thomas Kale attends the Kennedy Center honors with wife Angela Christian in March two thousand Nineteen Fossey Vert and wraps April twenty nineteen the Williams slash. elver separation is made public Kale attends the premiere of his show without his wife December. Two Thousand Nineteen Williams and Kale announce their engagement and pregnancy end quote. So there you have it Michelle. Williams is having her second child. Silence her kid. Mathilde is getting a little sibling congrats. Michelle and Thomas Kale. Who cares about the the timing and you know the other people whatever? It's all good happy for. Are you guys
Nell Scovell: 'Ten Years Ago, I Called Out David Letterman. This Month, We Sat Down to Talk'
"Welcome to the frame John Horn ten years ago. TV writer Nelson Avella took a pretty big risk. She published an article calling out her former boss. Late night King David Letterman for running writer's room and a show that favored men scovill has since co authored. Sheryl Sandberg's two thousand thirteen book. Lean in and last year she published a memoir. You're just the funny parts and a few hard truths about sneaking into Hollywood boys club for her latest piece. In Vanity Fair Scoville met with Letterman to finally talk about gender discrimination at late night. Scoville join me in studio and described what it was like to write for Letterman in one thousand nine hundred ninety. Yeah so this was a dream. I'm job for me I had already worked in Los Angeles. I actually worked on the last season of newhart. And I'd written a Simpson's episode road and I finally. After years of sending material to the Letterman people got a call asking me to come in and meet with Dave and like a lot of late night shows not a lot of women in the writer's room. Now there's only been one before I got hired it was Merrill Marco who was a genius and the first head writer on that show and also Dave's girlfriend at the time so I guess I was the first female hired who was in a relationship with Dave so many years after you leave the show in two thousand and nine something compels you to write about your experiences sir. Right Dave was the victim of a blackmail attempt. He was having an affair with one of his assistants Whose boyfriend found her diary and the scheme was that he threatened to write a screenplay about the affair? If Dave didn't give him two million dollars at the same time Nancy Franklin writes a piece in the New Yorker that points out that there were zero female writers on Letterman Leno and Conan. And I have to say Dave's announcement was not surprise. Is anyone who worked on the show knew about his extracurricular activities. But the fact that I'd been gone for twenty years and they'd move backwards awkward as far as gender in the writer's room that was stunning to me and I literally lost sleep so on a fast forward word to a decision you make and certainly there's another party to this conversation which is going back today. Insane I want to have a conversation about about the fact that you didn't respond to what I wrote. And how did that come about because there seems to be an important condition and that is that it's on the record as we approached October twenty nineteen. I knew it was the ten year anniversary of this article I had written for Vanity Fair and then I just got this crazy idea which is With Dave sit down and talk to me and I knew he hadn't read the article because in this weird coincidence he and I ended up working together in twenty fourteen on the Kennedy Center Honors and I actually had a chance to ask him. Did you ever read that article. And he said to my face no. I don't worry about that stuff. Don't worry about that stuff it meaning inning. He didn't wear. He doesn't worry about what people write about him. Is that what it means. Already doesn't worry about how he behaved and how he treats women he claims it is the former when you sat down with David. I'm curious what was the most striking thing that he had to say. Well first of all it was pretty extraordinary that he agreed to sit down with me. If you do any reading about apologies and someone wronged you find out that as the person who has been wronged you lose status status and so the second Dave agreed will sit at a table and talk. He really did offer me the status right. We were equals at that table and I would love to see more powerful white men doing that sort of thing which is being open to that discussion so the point was not just for me to get what turned out to be an apology from Dave but also to you try to model behavior that I would like to see more. We're talking with TV writer and author Nelson cavill you mentioned in your Vanity Fair Peas. How male all writers rooms have been for people like Jay Leno and he has no regret and no apology? No it's all about the material. Just if you give me material than I will hire you. Just come up to me in a comedy club. He says you know Jay Leno went off. The air was zero female writers and that's he should be ashamed that for the rest of his life. What would you say are the things that make you optimistic about how conversations are changing not just in and around this issue but in the workplace about a show runners interest in hiring a room that looks like the country not like the country club? I do think we've made some improvement and I think it certainly helps to have people like Kenya barriers and Shonda rhimes who have been so successful and even giverny They're all doing amazing work. And I think it's Shonda who made an amazing observation. which is if you walk outside? You see people of all colors. There's US see people from all walks of life that's normalcy so we actually shouldn't call it. Diversity what we want is normalcy. You know in Nineteen nineteen ninety. I went to the EMMYS for the first time Letterman had been nominated and I was in the audience when they announced the nominees for the five best comedies comedies and it was Murphy Brown Golden Girls Designing women wonder years and cheers three and a half of those shows were created by women. Diane English one for Murphy Brown and I sat there in nineteen ninety and thought we we solve this. We proved it. You're if such a dreamer now I just want to get back to where we were in. Nineteen Ninety nells. cavill is a TV writer. She's the author of the memoir. Just the funny parts in a few hard truths about sneaking into the Hollywood boys club. Now thanks much for coming in. Thank
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"kennedy center" Discussed on Yeah, But Still
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"kennedy center" Discussed on Yeah, But Still
"Mood in those. Are the best fucking wraps on video like we've talked about it before probably like videos from the late two thousands where would be like like a task force of the FBI the army and the CIA being like. We can't let Birdman getting on his home with Lita Chris. Yeah we'll be too good. We have to kill them. There's that video where Dj Kelly is like getting pulled over by the DA EA on a bridge and then jumps off the bridge. But he's so fat that it's like not really a good jump cuts to a stunt double. Of course we do. They should wait is he. Will they show him like climbing over. And then it's like a big stuntman off this. I wish it was just like I wish. Issue shows him like climbing over the C like a very physically fit man. I like the well I yeah. Yeah the late nineties rap rap albums it was like a lot of skits where it would just be like. Oh you're so good at sex. Fuck Biggie Your Dick is so big Oh slurp slurp out a lot. It's it's a song after those. Yeah I think that's I think that's like rap. Skits died because no one leaves each other voicemails anymore and the premise of every rap risk. It was like all right. Let's eat ludicrous. voicemails are like. Oh It's this guy. Mad that ludicrous fucked his wife and made her come. I mean in the last race car. Owner saying ludicrous. beat him in a car wreck fucking stupid. I mean the last great voice. There was one good voicemail song past the woman's Room uh-huh okay. You guys are acting that. You don't like Marvin's room thank you. I liked the ones that were just like in the mid nineties where it would just be like talking bragging to each other outside of a general store and then they would just see somebody and shoot them they they just make that guy now I grap you could tell it like. Ti like had wanted to have a background in theatre from his skits. Because there were like there were like a plots plots we're getting the best was also to work. Dip set man mizzle. Yeah misery funny amazing. Yeah then also. They used to play voicemails off their cell phones. You could tell because on the CD release you appeared fucking interference from the Nextel phones with the audio and it was just like girls yelling at them for like basically like past goes you. You know what I'm saying. This is like the nineties version of goes out on a voicemail yes go.
"kennedy center" Discussed on Yeah, But Still
"So random? Oh okay own. Entrance was wild insurance. Wait for a laugh. I love that while Jemal Johnson Johnson give it up. Hello we'll get. There's like Buddhist entrance of anybody that was really was. It was like some we weren't we didn't even you didn't even come out of the door that people incoming out of say your name and then all of a sudden just like sorry. I just thought that'd be Gauche. No that would not be unlikely. Gosh jump down like that would be elegant. You should have done. A Roberto came over each see apologizing. Yeah Way too young. A young to understand these aren't heads. They feel that they know this is like this is like a nice starting five. Yeah right now I want to go to court after I was your show. This is pretty good. Yeah good crowd. I got my parents to laugh. That was fun to have. They been into your shows before you are made them sitting in the back though you answer folks front and Center. I didn't put them there. The bill Kennedy Center put them learn no like I brought them there before before. There were any before anybody was seated. I was like these back corner joint. I know I should would've done that. Look good but honestly like I walked. I walked my parents in and I was like all right. Mom Dad like you see the room. It's a big room. You can sit anywhere you want. Talk to test them. Yeah but I. I assume that my mom was test. Nah Your parents are so striking looking lagman. Urine an exact mix of them but the funniest possible way. It's almost as if these two people had sex and gave birth to a child. It's it's almost as if I mix of their genes. Yeah Got Your Dad's Dick Though you know so you know it's good. Well Andy Andy was saying in my parents basement last night and me and my dad double teams who I got. I got roasted by the war. Dell's last night. They did a whole Eiffel Tower. I always wanted to go to Paris Paris. I love a father son jail why.
"kennedy center" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show
"And what I would do is. I would take it would use the old Sunnyvale I bought on a poor half, and I filled up with water, and then shake it and then have to sunny delights. Now, I didn't taste as good. But it was deluded sunny, delight. So maybe they did it with pint soul, and they shouldn't have in the kitchen at the whole thing. But maybe they didn't maybe honest mistake. But whoever's Donald takeaways should be a lot of it goes on. They need like, yeah. Yeah. They have a colts the guards special last night because I was doing the Kennedy Center arts which for me, but I really wanted to see it. So so good. It reminded me of back in the day. When we'd watch Garth like on TV do before central part. Like when he would do those lies specials or break. Qatar is dude amazing and all the hits. Didn't translate well on TV. Oh, yeah. I mean, I don't know if they pump up audio noise, or what put that crowd is in it, the whole show guard awesome. Oh, great. It's like he hasn't missed anything and no disrespect to guard these twenty years ago when he was like rock in the world over twenty years ago. And it's almost like he didn't take any time often. He's still doing it. What is that? Do the dance all of them. Did name the hit. And he did it. Okay. The dance didn't. But I bet he didn't thunder old. He did it. Okay. There's no way. He did standing outside the fire. He did it..
"kennedy center" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show
"We're gonna play Amy versus lunchbox later this morning. We had tug her bathroom. So. Amy three questions that dude's would normally know the answer to three questions, ladies normally know the answer to. Does the best by the way box leading five to one in the game. Amy. What's the typical? Number of lug nuts on a car tire five. She comes quick with five that is correct. I'm just going one of the first things. Then college basketball zag BULLDOGS from what state. Gonzaga. They're normally up there in that bracket thing me. Mhm Zog BULLDOGS. What state? Georgia bulldoze and sorrow Georgia. Two. Where's Gonzaga continues to pronounce it wrong? It's whatever you hard says. Gonzaga. Pronouncing worth. Okay. Okay. They are from what state. I have no idea Washington that correct? Balk stole that one. Amy who were the reigning Super Bowl champions who won the bowl last year? Tom Brady, Tom Brady patriot. And the patriot. I thought he always wanted played he did play, but he lost to the Philadelphia stolen bummer. What's that? Just. I mean, I'm team patriots all the way ago locks you you stole to their. Yeah. What's vox over to you? Flesh toned cosmetic used to cover facial blemishes and dark circles under the eyes is called away conceal her. Avenue. Crush. Often. This is funny because this question purpose this Amanda, Siegfried one. It wasn't met her Kennedy Center honors. Amanda, see free turns thirty three years old today. What musical does she star in that featured songs by the group Abba?.
"kennedy center" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show
"Yeah. Yeah. So many good stories from last night and from this weekend, but a little bit. I get nervous to share them. And not because I don't want to know them because I'm not that cool. But they're really cool stories. You know, what I mean like, I'm not it's like, I share them. He'll be like, Bob, you're so cool. Look and all the I think if you preface it with like, I'm not that. I'm not that cool just know that when I'm telling this in telling you because I'm you know, like, I feel like I'm. Our listeners can live through me someone like them. Just kind of I get to go see the other side sometimes so but like last night, I was saying Kelly Clarkson, that's cool. I hung out with lin-manuel Miranda's the guy from hell. Yeah. He liked director did. He was in it the lead. And then he yeah. Commercials now. Well, and he was talking about the mirror ball because I had it with me like idiot. With you. I'm still an idiot at that thing that dress rehearsal. Yeah. Oh, wow. I got right off the airplane and then had to go right to the Kennedy Center honors event. So we had a dress rehearsal. And I didn't think that everybody would be there. It was a full rehearsal. So every single person that was on the show. It was the lin-manuel Miranda. It was Kelly Clarkson hung out with lady antebellum. I saw a little big town. Brooks and Dunn. I took a center within the last night they have lost stories. And so you walk into a rehearsal with your mayor ball. I walk into the green room because I'll have a backpack on my Mirabeau got off the airplane, and I just laid on the table. But you know, it was the most popular thing in that room to have Mirabeau. Yup. And I had it in my hand picked it up, and I don't touch it. So the lin-manuel Miranda's guy Hamilton said, hey, man, that MIR ballroom dancing with the stars. And I was like, yes, he's I ju- in that. And I was like, yeah. And he goes that's also because you know, what I had him office for a long time. I was like what said he goes. You know, Nickelodeon guts, he goes, I had the aggro crag trophy. And so don't we got on this conversation about trophies? That were funny. I don't know what planet I live on now. Yeah. I was gonna talks it's a whole thing that talks about the agro crack trophy to the Broadway guy. Yeah. Yeah. Who else saw share? Indeed walking by she touch your mere ball. No because she was one of the recipients last night L. So they kind of came in late. They didn't know who the people were presenting to them. And so last night at the Kennedy Center, I've only ever seen this on TV, by the way. And I'm like, wow, it's a really fancy thing. So this'll air of entirely on the twenty six I think there, I might you know, it isn't a couple of weeks. Yeah. Twenty six and so from DC, and by the way, the supreme court justices in the crowd. There were senators they were like all these news anchors from CNN. And Fox News.
"kennedy center" Discussed on Wash FM 97.1
"Gift Oh I can go and get away madness. That you can find and we also have because I know you. Love ice cream cake He is cream cake for you yeah I want you to know how hard that was to. Keep it in the freezer at. Home Well my name's close to producer Kayla's can I just have a little piece detested Toby Toby said in the tax she said you know one of the coolest things that we, did as a team go see Hamilton Hamilton at the Kennedy Center on press night and there have been so many times that you and I? Have. Had sidebar conversations better without chili about just the wisdom of. Lin Manuel Miranda yes who wrote in the heights who wrote Hamilton writing new stuff so I also. Know that we had to get back to, do the show the next morning tonight y'all spent the night here at the station and I know y'all we're both a little upset when you found out that Lin Manuel. Went, outside and signed things for fans outside of the door at, the Kennedy Center yeah we missed it so couldn't stay that night to get autographs but I kinda did the next best thing and found a. Friend, who has some friends who got. This for you that signed by Linneman memoranda Poster of the playbill for Hamilton the Richard Rodgers theatre, and that signed by Lin Manuel Miranda and you can you can frame it was going to get a framed on Mike that's too risky Reynolds Props, to DC celebrity Twitter for getting that signed in front of Union Station before. He went back to New York after that night while left here. At the station. Anyway Thank you so I know I talk a big deal about my birthday but honestly the day up I'm always pretty nonchalant about. It You guys have surpassed you guys did way more than ever expected I I think. You. Guys so. I've try not to cry a quick run over there and, grab that, bag left that, one bag in there too now Possibly, can not, be anymore there's one more thing so you know Chilean. I tried to keep all of. This on the down low you guys did? A, great job I had zero could well this morning when I walk in you know the first thing out of your mouth was, like Toby why were you Kennedy Center yesterday what were you doing? At, the Kennedy Center well, that's for you from the Kennedy Center kind of in line with what we.
"kennedy center" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"You want to use really be amazing but what are you guys laughing is expected the kennedy center on the listen white people mind realizing how racism works is like basically getting the posthumous gd i'm going to get a cigarette into five hundred piece wall we just tuning in plinth from do people created by my guest director justin simeon i sort of critique there it's fair to say of white people wanting pat on the back for for being socially conscious right i mean look it's it's the shade is my love language that's what i often say and obviously like i'm a person who wants and a believe that we're going to need a lot of white ally ship in order to break down you know some of these oppressive systems but there is you know i they're there it's a part of our culture man white folks just wise enough to something are you know you've just seen the help or something and you wanna tell your black friends all about it as if we didn't know it's kinda funny it's a funny sort of occurrence earlier you talked about the idea of white people being a lens through which you know black people would see what another through the white lens but it can also be interpreted quite literally as an as an open letter to white people i think i think it can be and i think it also more accurately can be seen as an invitation you know this is sort of a conversation that i think a lot of us need viscerally need to have and don't know how to have it and you know listen i i love to make fun of myself it's sort of like self deprecating is it's just kind of instinct for me and and so none of the characters vives the show unscathed but it's also a way of saying like everyone stopped taking yourself so frigging seriously you know it's at the end of the day were the same species we are genetically programmed to cooperate let's really just sit down and have a real honest conversation real honest look at ourselves and and.
"kennedy center" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"You wanna cook us really be amazing but what are you guys laughing expected the kennedy center on the white people mind realizing how racism works is like basically getting the pastas gd i'm going to get a cigarette into five minutes swath we just tuning in that clip from so do people created by my guest director justin simeon i i sort of critique there it's fair to say of white people wanting pat on the back for being socially conscious right i mean look it's it's the shade as my love language that's what i often say and obviously like i'm a person who wants and a believe that we're going to need a lot of white ally ship in order to break down you know some of these oppressive systems but there is you know i there's there it's a part of our culture man white folks just wise up to something or you know you've just seen the help or something and you wanna tell your black friends all about it as if we didn't know it's kind of funny it's a funny sort of occurrence earlier you talked about the idea of people being a lens through which you know black people would see what another the white lands but it can also be interpreted quite literally as an as an open letter to white people i think i think it can be and i think it also more accurately can be seen as an invitation you know this is sort of a conversation that i think a lot of us need viscerally need to have and don't know how to have it and you know i listen i i love to make fun of myself it's sort of like a self deprecating is it's just kind of an instinct for me and and so none of the characters vives the show unscathed but it's also a way of saying.
"kennedy center" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"A parallel because we have all of the individuals who lead the programming for the main stage ticketed events the sort of adult programming as it were and then we have a parallel for most of that in the world of education and so we have two sets of meetings the education programming team get together and they plan and the others that i just mentioned have a department called artistic planning here at the center and they do they're planning and then the to come together so that we have this integration of the educational activities together with the the the stuff that you see an ads on our our website as well so for instance we have themes that go through the whole season that very much appear in the education programming as well as on the main stages core your your peers and buy your immune the kennedy center's peers in yeah well around the world of being arts performing arts centres exit sd in many if not most bigs cities of the world there are very few if any who have the scope of programming that we have and i am yet to find an organization that has all of these programmes within one organisation so is just in london a couple of weeks ago and i visited the south bank center again fantastic performing arts center offering a wide variety of all the arts but most of the programming takes place from outside organizations coming in using the space and and presenting themselves in the space they might be resident at the south bank but they do it on their own where's the benefit here is that we can sit with the national symphony orchestra and the washington national opera and all of these other programmes theatre dance contemporary art and build a season together and so he can offer.
"kennedy center" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"It really has become a very special moment as you say for everybody in the country because they get to watch it on television and celebrate it with us it is a time where we celebrate all of the arts not any one art over the other in fact we make sure we and rotated over a period of time to make sure that all types of art are being celebrated all of the performing arts i should say are being celebrated and this year the celebrants are carmen to love laud who's this magnificently beautiful talented dancer actress uh performer sort of all encompassing performer l l cool j is our first hip hop rap musician the very first the very first so that's a big big thing for us he's also the youngest because he won't yet turned fifty until january oh wow 2018 and norman lear who i think is our oldest and has had such a huge impact on american merican society through television and his his vision for how to connect people gloria estefan who is this magnificent performer dan dancer singer really change the way we think about latin music and music and then lionel ritchie who is sort of the song book of our lives i'm just so thrilled to welcome these arguably dancing on the ceiling we are going to be dancing all weekend long and singing along as well so so this is a a big event better as i've said before this is the one thing that everybody knows about the kennedy center you alluded to this in your answer saying that there are other things that happened three hundred sixty four days in the year.
"kennedy center" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Actors and viewers by showing them real people facing real issues his shows they are cultural document of america and they represent the highest quality to which all of us storytellers aspire norman lear voice let's talk of others i'm in his class tonight i can't talk about anything else but then lionel richie another honoree was full up with pride to be in the same class as norman lear richie who was born and raised in to ski alabama was a hit machine in the 1970s and 80s beginning as a member with the comedores wow easily nights last night stevie wonder performed for lionel richie dave chapelle paid tribute to norman lear and american ballet theatre ballerina misty copeland performed for honoree carmen the love allied in a career that spanned more than six decades delaval lahd danced on an offbroadway performed in movies and taught movement at yale repertory theater one of her students was meryl streep last night's streep said that's when she fell in love with to love allied or kind grown eyes her rigor her out of ripeness and her discipline no one comes to this glass lay the second day no no the president and first lady typically attend the kennedy center honors but not this year after lear and allow lahd said they would boycott the annual white house reception president trump announced they would skip this year's event altogether that was disappointing for gloria estefan the first cubanamerican to receive a kennedy center honor i would've loved for him to see the example because on that stage or people mattress immigrants with people that have battled against a lot of discrimination and prejudice at the same time estphan said she didn't want to make the evening political no you can't go don't use of energy and now got much to do that gone guy knows any now does the kennedy center honors will be broadcast later this month on cbs elizabeth blair npr news washington it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm rachel martin it's a now almost ten minutes before the hour of six and before we get to.
"kennedy center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Love allied in a career that spanned more than six decades delaval lahd danced on and off broadway performed in movies and taught movement at yale repertory theater one of her students was meryl streep last night streep said that's when she fell in love with to love allied or kind brown eyes her rigor her out of ripeness and her discipline no one comes to this glass lay the second day no no the president and first lady typically attend the kennedy center honors but not this year after lear and delaval lodge said they would boy loyd caught the annual white house reception president trump announced they would skip this year's event altogether that was disappointing for gloria estefan the first cubanamerican to receive a kennedy center honor i would've loved for him to see the example because on that stage or people medges immigrants people that have battled against a lot of discrimination and prejudice at the same time estphan said she didn't wanna make the evening political you might have ever do that no you can't control of indian not that much of your dog i know of any now does the kennedy center honors will be broadcast later this month on cbs elizabeth blair npr news washington this morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm rachel martin why should grownups have all the fun wnyc is creating podcast for kids that city this podcast has fleas this podcast has lead this podcast has.