Twenty years ago, a Washington DC doctor named Gerald Perman had a vision to bring world-class song recitals to the nation's capital. Today, Vocal Arts DC presents both internationally-renowned soloists and emerging artists in concert. Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix talks with Vocal Arts DC president Dan Silver about the organization's history, and its America Sings Festival, taking place now through June 4, 2010. One of the festival highlights is a free concert Saturday afternoon, April 10th from 2:00 - 5:00 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
WETA looks back at the people and events of the 1980s — the disorderly decade that saw Washington's emergence as a true global capital.See all broadcast times →
Garrett Peck, author of "Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C." discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital.Watch video →
WETA Channel 26 hit the Washington airwaves on October 2, 1961, when station manager George Baker introduced viewers to WETA's inaugural broadcast, The New Era.Watch first broadcast →