Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
The White House Easter Egg Roll Keeps on Rolling
The Marine Band will perform at 9 a.m., Monday, April 5 at the White House Easter Egg Roll. Tickets were distributed through an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1878.
In 1889, President Benjamin Harrison invited John Philip Sousa and the Marine Band to perform during the celebration. In 1928, Sousa wrote a special piece in honor of the annual occasion titled â€œEaster Monday on the White House Lawn.â€
â€œItâ€™s a lot of fun seeing the schoolchildren enjoying the camaraderie and games as they experience the day in such a historic setting,â€ said clarinetist Master Gunnery Sergeant Charles Willett. â€œI always look forward to when we play Irving Berlinâ€™s â€˜Easter Parade,â€™ signaling the arrival of the President and First Lady. Thatâ€™s a very exciting moment for all in attendance.â€