Kennedy Center Honors

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Kennedy Center Honors Impact On The World Of Art

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.

12/12/2014

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Al Green: The Voice Of Soul That Inspires Generations

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.

12/12/2014

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Tom Hanks: Evolution Of A Moviemaking Master

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.

12/12/2014

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Patricia McBride: A Living Legacy Of Dance

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.

12/12/2014

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Sting: The Ageless Rocker Defies Musical Conventions

Among Stings numerous well-deserved career accolades, the 16-time Grammy winner now joins the prestigious ranks of past and present Kennedy Center Honorees.

12/12/2014

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Lily Tomlin: Countless Colorful Characters, One Comedic Genius

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.

12/12/2014

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Watch: Top Five Kennedy Center Honors Tributes

Take a look back at the best Kennedy Center Honors’ performances from the past.

12/12/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: The five recipients of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry from left to right top row: actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting, singer Al Green, from left to right bottom row: ballerina Patricia McBride and comedienne Lily Tomlin at the U.S. Department of State on December 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Kennedy Center Honors Five Extraordinary Artists

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

12/08/2014

Musician Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on January 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Billy Joel Honored By Library Of Congress With ‘Gershwin Prize For Popular Music’

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.

11/19/2014

Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn (R) arrive for a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State on December 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert To Host ‘The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors’

Stephen Colbert will host “The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.”

11/19/2014

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37th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

Continuing a longstanding tradition, CBS will broadcast The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.

09/04/2014

The stars were out in Washington as the Capitol paid tribute to the arts at the Kennedy Center Honors. (Credit CBS 2)

Kennedy Center Honors Promises Major Music Moments

This year’s Kennedy Center Honors will showcase some of the biggest names in entertainment and promises some major music moments.

12/26/2013

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Billy Joel, 4 Others Receive Kennedy Center Honors

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.

12/09/2013

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Billy Joel, Carlos Santana to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Singer-songwriter Billy Joel, musician Carlos Santana and actress Shirley MacLaine are among the entertainment stars who will receive Kennedy Center Honors this year.

09/13/2013

Judith Jamison

Artistic Dance Director To Take Final Bow

Award-winning choreographer Judith Jamison will make her final performance on Sunday night at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

01/02/2011