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.
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.Learn more →
Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) CDs each week. Hear selections from the CD on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music.Learn more →
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 →
WETA's mission is to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers' and listeners' intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them.Learn more →