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Kennedy Center Honors
Monday, Dec. 5, 2022
A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Sean Penn called U2 "four scrappy Dublin punks." Ballet dancers performed for conductor and composer Tania León. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow delivered a heartfelt rendition...
Thursday, Jul. 21, 2022
It's going to be a "Beautiful Day" for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that the Irish rock band along with actor George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight...
Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2021
The Kennedy Center Honors will return in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler. Organizers expect to operate at full capacity, after last year's ceremony was delayed for months and...
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire shared the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts.
Also in this year's class were conductor Michael Tilson...
Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019
Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients.
Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical...
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
The Kennedy Center Honors program celebrating cultural achievement opened Sunday with a standing ovation for the late President George H.W. Bush as host Gloria Estefan recounted his attendance at the arts event in previous years.
"Before we begin with a tribute to our first honoree,"...
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
This year's Kennedy Center Honors recognizing outstanding artists and performers managed to skip the political drama that loomed over it earlier this year — just ask honoree Norman Lear.
Ahead of Sunday night's festivities at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the...
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
The technology that George Lucas brought to moviemaking came back to haunt him at the Kennedy Center Honors.
As the tribute to Lucas began at Sunday night's gala honoring him and four others for contributing to American culture through the arts, the...
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... it would be difficult to imagine a lineup of artists quite like this.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, groundbreaking actresses...
Thursday, Sep. 4, 2014
It’s a rare honor for an artist to receive accolades from the president, let alone have him sing one of your tunes.
Now Al Green can claim both, knowing that President Barack Obama is a fan. Green is among five artists receiving this year’s Kennedy...