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“Free concerts!”

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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Northwest Ohio
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Free concerts!”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I felt excited to enter a building where the presidents go to hear concerts! There are two big halls: the one we entered had flags from all of the countries in the world hanging from the ceiling. The other had flags of the 50 states. There is another large wing that houses the theaters and concert stages, and features a bust of President Kennedy. My group was able to listen to a free concert which I believe they offer several nights per week at 6 p.m. There are limited seats.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Symphony”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Attended the national symphony. Was surprised by the young audience! The Center is a little run down but the performance was a pleasure!

Visited November 2013
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Livingston, New Jersey
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“A great venue”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We snow Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" there last year. The performance was excellent, the venue is superb. It's a very large facility and can be a bit daunting but it's definitely worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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Yorktown, Virginia
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“A must see”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

When visiting, just know that there is a free shuttle service that makes it easy from anywhere in the city proper. The red carpet is impressive as it goes on for miles. Don't forget to ask one of the concierges about the history... they will impress you with their D.C. knowledge.

Visited February 2013
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Washington Dc
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“Great for Dc”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Thanks to the Kennedy Center we in Washington DC have access to world-class performances that otherwise we would have to travel to NYC to enjoy. Regardless of the negative comments it is very nice to have this magnificent facility here in DC.

Visited November 2013
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