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Kennedy Center to offer 'Ring' Cycle, new music, skateboarding festival in 2015-2016
Kennedy Center to offer 'Ring' Cycle, new music, skateboarding festival in 2015-2016

So much for the notion of the Kennedy Center as an fusty old institution. Among the more than  2,000 performances planned for 2015-2016 is a season-opening, multidisciplinary skateboarding festival, complete with specially constructed skating area in the center's grounds. Local bands will get in on the act, too. As for more traditional fare, Washington National Opera, a resident company at the Kennedy Center, will present its long-delayed production of the complete "Ring" Cycle for the first time, directed by company artistic director Francesca Zambello. Dubbed the "American Ring" due to Zambello's incorporation of American mythology, the...

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