Kennedy Center's Spring Gala to Feature Channing, McDonald, McEntire, Rivera, Turner and more

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A host of leading women in the arts will take part in the Kennedy Center Spring Gala, which will be held May 3 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing

Currently scheduled to be part of the 8:30 PM event are Lisa Brescia, Stockard Channing, Jenn Colella, Suzanne Farrell, Judith Jamison, Patti LaBelle, k.d. lang, Annie Leibovitz, Audra McDonald, Reba McEntire, Veronika Part, Amy Poehler, Dianne Reeves, LeAnn Rimes, Chita Rivera, Kathleen Turner, and members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The evening, according to press notes, will "highlight the achievements and contributions of women from a wide range of artistic genres. The impressive line-up of women has each advanced the cause of equality for women in the arts, through performances, photography, songwriting, choreography, or advocacy."

Kennedy Center Chairman Stephen A. Schwarzman will host the event along with Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser. President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama are the Honorary Patrons.

The black-tie evening begins with a reception on the River Terrace at 5 PM followed by dinner on the Roof Terrace level at 6 PM. The Gala performance begins at 8:30 PM in the Concert Hall. The evening concludes with 'Til Midnight, a cocktails and dancing party, in the Roof Terrace Restaurant.

The Spring Gala provides funding to support the Center's performances, education and outreach initiatives.

For Gala ticket information visit or call (202) 416-8338. Concert-only tickets, priced $35-$125, are on sale now by calling (202) 467-4600 or by visiting

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