Saturday, November 3, 2007


The Kennedy Center at sunrise

Hugging the banks of the Potomac River is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Commissioned by President Eisenhower long before Mr. Kennedy was president, the center didn't really get off the ground until after President Kennedy's assassination in 1963. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy (the latter especially) were great patrons of the arts and were among the first presidential couples to bring artists and musicians into the White House as entertainment. This center for the arts honors President Kennedy specifically, but is also seen as paying homage to Mrs. Kennedy-Onassis as well.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential

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