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January 30, 2013

Kennedy Center Announces $100-Million Expansion Plan

The Kennedy Center, the nation's busiest performing-arts venue, is to build its first addition since opening 42 years ago, with the institution's chairman pledging to cover half the $100-million project's cost, writes The Washington Post.

The $50-million gift from Kennedy Center board leader David Rubinstein is the largest individual donation in the venue's history and the private-equity billionaire biggest contribution to any single project.

The expansion blueprint unveiled Tuesday envisions three new pavilions, housing rehearsal and educational facilities and connected to the main center by pathways or tunnels, and an outdoor stage that will float on the Potomac River.