Kennedy Center Honors
Now in its 37th year, The Kennedy Center Honors remain an abiding reminder of the vast and vital importance of art in our nation and the world around us.
Singer Al Green is one of five notable honorees at the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. His iconic career as a soul singer helped shaped the genre in the ’70s and his Gospel turn in the ’80s inspired a legion of old and new fans.
Since his early sitcom beginnings, Tom Hanks has amassed a critically-acclaimed, award-winning body of work that arguably marks him as one of the most talented and versatile figures in cinematic history.
Patricia McBride, 2014 Kennedy Center Honoree, is a legendary principal ballerina who studied under renowned choreographer George Balanchine. The critically-acclaimed dancer spent 28 years in the spotlight enrapturing audiences for New York City Ballet before retiring.
Among Stings numerous well-deserved career accolades, the 16-time Grammy winner now joins the prestigious ranks of past and present Kennedy Center Honorees.
Lily Tomlin’s prolific career includes numerous awards and accolades for her screen and stage appearances in which she has painted some of the most indelible and beloved characters in the creative landscape.
Take a look back at the best Kennedy Center Honors’ performances from the past.
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
Billy Joel is feeling the love again in the nation’s capital as he receives a national pop music prize one year after being awarded the Kennedy Center Honors.
Stephen Colbert will host “The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.”
Continuing a longstanding tradition, CBS will broadcast The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
This year’s Kennedy Center Honors will showcase some of the biggest names in entertainment and promises some major music moments.
Billy Joel joined Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children — and never stopped.
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel, musician Carlos Santana and actress Shirley MacLaine are among the entertainment stars who will receive Kennedy Center Honors this year.
Award-winning choreographer Judith Jamison will make her final performance on Sunday night at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.