Kennedy Center Honors
Some of the biggest pop culture figures of the ’70s will be honored by the ceremony.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, groundbreaking actresses Rita Moreno and Cicely Tyson, singer Carole King, rock band the Eagles and acclaimed music director Seiji Ozawa will receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.
Producers who have created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years will be given a “clean slate” and a mandate to update the “Kennedy Center Honors,” marking a new direction for the CBS broadcast for the first time in nearly four decades.
Singer Al Green, Actor and Filmmaker Tom Hanks, Ballerina Patricia McBride, Singer-Songwriter Sting and Comedienne Lily Tomlin Are the Honorees for the 37th Anniversary of This Acclaimed Annual Special
Stephen Colbert will host “The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.”
Continuing a longstanding tradition, CBS will broadcast The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
The “Piano Man” who became one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time with such hits as “Just the Way You Are,” “Uptown Girl” and “Allentown” was awarded the nation’s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
Filmmaker Martin Scorsese is being honored by one of Washington’s cultural institutions.
The Kennedy Center in Washington is reviewing the way it selects artists who receive the high-profile Kennedy Center Honors each year after a group said it was excluding Latinos.