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Apperal, Arts, Hand-Crafted, Jewelry, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Wearable Art -

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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JFK Quotes, The Kennedy Center, The Kennedy Center Campus, the REACH -

To passionate arts lovers, the words of John F. Kennedy’s words ring true today. “I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft,” (JFK, at Amherst College, October 26, 1963) reads one of the 35th president’s ringing exhortations, prominently chiseled on the walls overlooking the Kennedy Center terrace. Nearby is another: “This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.” (JFK, State of the Union Message, January 14, 1963) The Kennedy Center, a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, honors our 35th President everyday by...

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Apperal, Arts, Books, Bow Ties, Children, Hats and Scarves, Holiday Gifts, Holiday Shopping, Jackie Kennedy, Jewelry, Nutcracker, Ornaments, The Kennedy Center, Wearable Art -

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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Ballet, Holiday Gifts, Nutcracker, Ornaments, The Kennedy Center -

A holiday favorite – The Nutcracker Ballet – is returning to the Kennedy Center and through the art center’s gift shops and online store you can bring Clara and her Nutcracker Prince into your home.    This year the celebrated production is set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington, King George III, and other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.  Set to Tchaikovsky’s magical score, this celebrated classic comes to life with intricate, stunning set designs, original period costumes and over 100 dancers including students and trainees from The Washington...

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Gift Guide, Holiday Shopping, The Kennedy Center -

The website for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts now has a new, improved, easy-to-use on-line shopping experience! The Kennedy Center Gift Shops and the new on-line shopping site offer a carefully sourced, produced and curated selection of high-quality unique products. In the new on-line shop, you will find an ever-expanding offering of performance related products, unique jewelry, accessories and apparel, toys and games, high-quality gifts and collectibles, music CD’s and books, Kennedy-inspired gifts and unique branded merchandise inspired by and reflective of the Kennedy Center’s mission and creative arts. The mission of The Kennedy Center is to increase opportunities for...

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