Washington Performing Arts Gala Has Rhythm

WPA board chair Reginald van Lee and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson. | Chris Burch Photography

Washington Performing Arts Gala Passport at the Marriott Marquis May 2 celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Embassy Adoption Program, which acquaints D.C. Public School fifth and sixth graders to the people, culture and arts of another country. D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson was honored at the dinner, which ended to the sounds of the Hot Sardines, whose jazz evokes the spirit of an earlier Paris and New Orleans.

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