Benjamin Olinsky is the Artistic Director of the 18th Street Singers, a chorus of young professionals who "live, work and play" on 18th Street. Their concert, "Defining the Times: American Music Through the Generations" presents a survey of American music in all its incarnations--from the hardy pilgrims to the new frontier, from the struggles of slaves and the Civil war to Radio Days to Dolly Parton!
Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix and Benjamin Olinsky discuss this rich tapestry of Americana and the joys of reaching out to young audiences.
"Defining the Times: American Music Through the Generations" is at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, Saturday, June 29 at 8 pm. For more information, visit 18thstreetsingers.com.
The co-production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures, WETA and Ark Media, produced by Ken Burns and directed by Barak Goodman, tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions.Watch a preview →
Historian Garrett Peck discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers.Watch now →
Enjoy this step through time charting WETA's history from its founding in the 1950s as an educational television station, the addition of a public radio station, and evolution into a major national producer for PBS.See timeline →