The Panamanian performer catches up with Joann Stevens before his Nov. 30 concert at the Kennedy Center
November 28, 2012 | By Joann Stevens
From Shanghai to Los Angeles to D.C., the Anacostia Community Museum's looks at recent efforts to reclaim urban rivers
November 27, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Must-see exhibits, little known facts and veteran visitor wisdom for your Thanksgiving weekend at the Smithsonian
November 20, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
This week, Alexandra Cousteau discusses the Potomac, kids can gaze at the skies and the whole family can enjoy a fun-filled Thanksgiving
November 19, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
This weekend, watch an Ang Lee classic, celebrate American Indian Heritage Month and listen to the famous musician's son perform
November 15, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
How a MacArthur Genius Fellow is using his life experience and musical genius to engge youth in jazz
November 14, 2012 | By Joann Stevens
Mixing soul music with cultural pride in hits like "Ordinary Guy" and "Gypsy Woman," Joe Bataan speaks to the times and to the generations
October 24, 2012 | By Joann Stevens
This week, explore the role of the Anacostia River, art conservators at the museum and video blogging in contemporary life
September 24, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
This week, take in some spoken word, learn more about the artist behind iconic scenes and tour the official guest house of U.S. presidents
September 17, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
This weekend, bone up on your skeletal knowledge, survey new artwork from the Middle East and celebrate the steel pan
August 23, 2012 | By Jeanie Riess
This week at the Smithsonian, learn about emerging green jobs, celebrate Julia Child's birthday and unwind with a tribute to Thelonious Monk
August 13, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Events August 3-5: Children’s Workshop, Mail Time With Owney, East of the River Boys & Girls Steelband
This weekend, join the Smithsonian for a workshop on 1950s Segregation, celebrate Owney the dog at the National Postal Museum and enjoy a steel drum concert.
August 02, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Smithsonian and Google Maps launched an easy to use application Tuesday providing step by step directions inside 17 museums and the National Zoo.
July 11, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
The area between the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol has seen better days, but architects are vying to improve the nation’s front lawn
May 03, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Events April 27-29: Insight into 20th-Century African American Art, Anacostia River & Jazz Fest, Gamer Symphony Orchestra
This weekend, get some insight into 20th-Century African American Art, Dance at the Anacostia River and Jazz Fest and hear the Gamer Symphony Orchestra perform arrangements of video game music.
April 26, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
This week, discover new research on genetics, enjoy a performance from the Marlboro Music Festival's best young talent, and learn the elements that make a good film.
April 23, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Learn about the jazz legends who transformed American music.
April 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events April 13-15: Visio-Disco, Royal Mail Ship Titanic Centennial, Insights into Coltrane and Hancock
This weekend, hit the dance floor at the Visio-Disco, learn about the Titanic’s on board postal service and celebrate Jazz History Month at Rhythm Cafe: Insights into Coltrane and Hancock.
April 12, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
Events April 10-12: What a Face, IUE: The Little Satellite That Could, and Semper Fidelis: Marine Aviation Centennial
This week, draw a portrait with Jay Coleman, learn about the International Ultraviolet Explorer with Andrea K. Dupree, and celebrate the Marine aviation centennial with General James F. Amos.
April 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events March 20-22: Walt Whitman and the Civil War, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and Big Bang for the Buck
This week, learn about Walt Whitman's hospital work in DC during the Civil War, watch a documentary on Liberian women who helped stop a bloody conflict with silent protest, and trace the origins of the universe through the results of the WMAP Explorer space mission.
March 19, 2012 | By Aviva Shen