In May of 1971, Marvin Gaye released What’s Going On. A year later, he performed it at the newly-opened Kennedy Center.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this event, the Kennedy Center is leading a national conversation around the issues and ideas on the record. We’re asking young people to think critically about these themes and respond in their own artistic voice. In May 2012, we’ll bring the conversation home to the Kennedy Center in a concert featuring John Legend, the National Symphony Orchestra, and other special guests—maybe even YOU! Be a part of this celebration by sharing your perspectives through images, poetry, video, music—wherever you find your creative voice.