Spotlight on Tuesday, June 11



Roundabout Theatre Company's splendid production of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" is making its debut at the Kennedy Center this evening. Hailed as "a daffy, shipshape romp" by Variety, this three time Tony Award-winning production features some of musical theater's most memorable performances, such as "I Get a Kick Out of You," "It's De-Lovely" and "Let's Misbehave."

This first-class comedy will run through July 7, with tickets ranging from $15 to $115. It'll be held in the Kennedy Center's Opera House, which remains the second-largest theater in the center, with an impressive 2,362 seats, and yet it still feels intimate.

On June 25, you'll also get a chance to meet the talented company members of the production, complete with a lively discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.

To purchase your tickets, visit


Latin jazz band leader and salsa singer Poncho Sanchez has the right to call himself a pretty big deal, because let's face it, he really is one. He's won a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album for "Latin Soul," he's produced 19 albums and is known as one of the top American percussionists of our time. His jazzy, gritty soul music is infectious among audiences, and he's performed with artists including Cal Tjader and Mongo Santamaria. His biggest musical inspirations are conga drummer and composer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie -- two of the primary architects of Latin jazz.

He pays tribute to his musical heroes in his latest album "Chano y Dizzy!," which he'll be performing at the Hamilton (600 14th St. NW).

Tickets start at $35. To purchase yours, go to


If you've strolled through the lobby of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St. NW ) recently, then you may have noticed an art installation by a number of local contemporary artists called CONNECT 4. Artist Sam Scharf, the mastermind behind this visual series, asked fellow artists Brian Davis, Nekisha Durrett and Anna Tsouhlarakis to help him complete his two-part installation called Growth and I See You, which responds directly to the architecture and public nature of the space. The project is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and by Timothy Hyde.

The library has invited you to the opening reception this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Mingle with the artists and admire their work in the library's lobby for free.

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