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Monday September 07, 2015

From NPR

Skateboarding Celebrated At Kennedy Center Festival
By: Andrew Limbong

The Kennedy Center is famous for its opera, ballet and symphony. Last week, officials opened a temporary skateboarding park for amateur and professionals to do their thing to improvised live music.
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The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., is offering a new kind of artistic collaboration. You can now enjoy art as skateboarding. The center is staging the festival Finding A Line. It features skateboarders and musicians improvising together. NPR’s Andrew Limbong caught up with the curators just as the show opened.

ANDREW LIMBONG, BYLINE: You’re usually not allowed to skate in front of those big, monolithic Washington, D.C., institutions, the Kennedy Center included.

BEN ASHWORTH: Yeah, it’s true. A lot of skateboarders have been escorted off these grounds. I’m one of them, -a long time ago.

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