8th Annual DC Capital Stars

April 26, 2016 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Kennedy Center
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566

The top 10 DC public and public charter high school student DC-CAPITAL STARS finalists, selected via a city-wide audition and public voting process, will take center stage and compete for college scholarships at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 8th Annual DC-CAPITAL Stars: The Sounds of Movie Music, presented by the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP). The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the DC-CAP and showcases the students’ artistic abilities in vocal, dance and instrumental performances.

During the show, a panel of celebrity judges (see below) and votes from the audience will help determine the grand prize winner who will receive a $10,000 college scholarship. Each of the remaining performers also will receive a scholarship to be applied toward their first year of college. The performance is followed by a private reception for gala ticketholders.

The evening is dedicated to local businessman and philanthropist, A. James Clark (1927-2015), who is being honored for his lifelong passion for education, commitment to community, and his support of DC-CAP.


Learn more and purchase tickets at www.dccap.org/gala.


WHEN:                Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7 p.m.


WHERE:              Eisenhower Theater

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

                           2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566


WHO:                  Celebrity Judges:

      • Donnie Simpson, Radio One disc jockey and TV personality
      • Mark Rivera, Award-winning musician, singer and musical director
      • Fik-Shun, “So You Think You Can Dance” winner (Season 10)


Ted Leonsis, DC-CAP Board Chair and Host Committee Chair


DC-CAPITAL STARS Top 10 Finalists from DC Public and Public Charter High Schools


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