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Their names are not likely to be uttered in the same breath on a regular basis, and fans of one may never have listened to the music of the others. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has named three new "artistic partners" for its 2016-17 season, the center announced Tuesday as part of a whirlwind of news about its upcoming programs. Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, celebrated opera singer Renée Fleming and influential recording artist and producer Q-Tip have all been appointed to new roles.

"I have invited three very forward-thinking artists, Yo-Yo, Renée and Q-Tip, to collaborate with us on the deepest levels as we shape the future of the center's programming and seize our responsibility to represent the performing arts in contemporary culture," Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter outlining the 2016-17 season. "I expect the outcomes of our work with these exceptional artists will have a transformative impact on the way arts patrons interact not only with the Kennedy Center but the arts in communities around the country."  READ THE FULL NewsWeek ARTICLE

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