Profiles in Creativity with David Rubenstein:RITA MORENO
Philanthropist and Kennedy Center Board Chairman David M. Rubenstein launches his new series of sit-down conversations with high-profile figures from the arts and culture field--starting with legendary actress, singer, "EGOT" winner, and 2015 Kennedy Center Honoree Rita Moreno. This unique series, inspired and influenced by the words and beliefs of President John F. Kennedy, offers rare, personal discussion with extraordinary men and women who have made history through their creative achievements.
In engaging discussion with Mr. Rubenstein, Ms. Moreno and future guests will talk career, life lessons, and the arts in America today, as well as ruminate on contemporary social issues through the lens of ideals often ascribed to President Kennedy (Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude.) Each Profiles in Creativity
program will feature video clips showcasing the guest artist's career highlights, provide audience interaction via Q&A, and be livestreamed for global audiences online. More on Rita Moreno:
Octogenarian Rita Moreno still remains one of the busiest stars in show business, and has won all four of the most prestigious awards in entertainment: the Oscar, the Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. Her countless credits span more than six decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2010. In December 2015, Moreno received the Kennedy Center Honors for her lifetime contributions to American culture. More on David Rubenstein:
Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein recently launched a Bloomberg TV series, The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations,
which explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business. He travels the country talking to the high-profile executive leaders of Wall Street and beyond to uncover their stories and their path to success. From Bill Gates to Oprah, from Indra Nooyi to Warren Buffett, Mr. Rubenstein goes in search of the fundamental insights that reveal what makes a truly great leader. From Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter:
"Since coming to the Kennedy Center, I've been inspired time and time again by David Rubenstein's profound generosity and leadership. But what an unexpected joy it has been to also witness his personal rapport with so many of our artists and his natural gifts as a storyteller. His executive insights and propensity for asking thoughtful, compelling questions never fail to provide an experience that is both intellectual and entertaining."
This event is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy
, inspired by five enduring ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude.
~~~~~~~Discussion Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission