By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the five honorees Thursday for its annual lifetime artistic achievements.

The recipients are operatic bass-baritone Justino Diaz, Motown founder Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

This year’s awards are scheduled for December 5.

CBS2 will broadcast a two-hour primetime special on a date still to be determined.

CBSNewYork Team