May 17, 2013 |
After saluting just two Latino performers in 35 years with its Kennedy Center Honors awards, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says it has revised the selection process to be more inclusive. The changes were announced Thursday in a news release that didn't mention that they were sparked by Latino groups' protests last year over the dearth of Latino honorees. Plácido Domingo in 2000 and Chita Rivera in 2002 have been the only ones, out of more than 170 winners since 1978.
September 30, 2003 |
Iraq's National Symphony Orchestra will hold a concert with its American counterpart and cellist Yo-Yo Ma in Washington, as part of a U.S. State Department-sponsored cultural exchange program, the Kennedy Center said Monday. "They're incredibly dedicated musicians and we're very excited about them coming here," Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser said. "The role of learning about people through art is central."
December 1, 2004 |
The Dance Theatre of Harlem School, which closed earlier this year due to poor finances and lack of insurance, will reopen Saturday with a new executive director. Laveen Naidu will assume the executive position when the 35-year-old school reopens, spokeswoman Ellen Zeisler said Tuesday. The South African-born Naidu enrolled on a scholarship in 1989, rose to principal dancer at the company and later became an administrator.
June 5, 2011 |
Time is money, so today I'm going to save you both by telling you what happens when your Facebook and Gmail accounts get hacked and how to avoid that fate, which is especially important for travelers. Until this happened to me, I thought strong passwords were for other people. Now a hacker knows where I went to school, where I bank and the names of my cats. Using free Wi-Fi hotspots while traveling and having weak passwords may have made me more vulnerable. I've spent countless hours trying to explain to everyone in my contact list that I am not stranded in London and those emails asking for money weren't from me. "Passwords should be long and strong," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on cyber security awareness and education.