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ReStrung is a new line of hand-crafted jewelry and artwork created with recycled guitar strings from some of the South's most talented musicians. Founded in 2011 by artist and New Orleans native Naomi Celestin. It's a fusion of her biggest passions - art, music and giving back to the community. Celestin got the idea to make jewelry with guitar strings after looking at some old strings at a musician friend's house. She began experimenting until she came up with a technique to make forms with the strings, and that led to endless designs that incorporated her signature wire-work, used guitar...

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The first White House Christmas in 1961 started out pretty well, as 32-year-old Jackie Kennedy had hit her stride as First Lady. She introduced the tradition of Christmas Tree themes, replacing the tinsel and white lights of the Eisenhowers’ Silver Tree. Instead, she decorated the White House tree with ornaments from the Tchaikovsky ballet, The Nutcracker, including gingerbread cookies, tiny toys, sugarplum fairies and candy canes. Mrs. Kennedy reused these ornaments in 1962 for her children's theme tree. Set up in the North Entrance, this festive tree also featured brightly wrapped packages, candy canes, gingerbread cookies and straw ornaments made...

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Apperal, Arts, Children, comedy, Creativity, Cultural Diversity, dance, Don’t Let a Pigeon Drive the Bus, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, jazz, Jazz Doodle Jam!, Mo Willems, National Symphony Orchestra, pigeon, The Kennedy Center, The Kennedy Center Campus, the REACH, theater, Washington DC -

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is known as one of the nation’s preeminent institutions providing arts for all ages. This year with the addition of a grand new community-centered space – The Reach – that artistic outreach is complete. But there is more! The Kennedy Center now has its first Education Artist-in-Residence – Mo Willems – someone whose work pushes creative boundaries and makes it fun.

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