This 44th class of honorees for lifetime achievement in the creative arts is heavy on musical performers. The honorees also include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, actress-singer Bette Midler, opera singer Justino Diaz and folk music legend Joni Mitchell. All will be honored on Dec. 5 with a trademark program that includes personalized tributes and performances that are kept secret from the honorees.
The pandemic made the ceremony, honoring Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Midori and Dick Van Dyke and airing on CBS on Sunday, like no other.
This year’s recipients of the lifetime artistic achievement awards also include country music legend Garth Brooks, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, violin virtuoso Midori and folk music icon Joan Baez
The long-running children’s television show and veteran actor will be among the honorees in a gala ceremony on Dec. 7, the Kennedy Center said Thursday. The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS on Dec. 15.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing […]
Letterman said it was a wonderful honor for his family, his co-workers at CBS’s Late Night with David Letterman and for himself. “I believe recognition at this prestigious level confirms my belief that there has been a mix-up.” he said.
WASHINGTON (AP) – CBS has reached an agreement to continue broadcasting the “Kennedy Center Honors” show from Washington each year through 2018. The agreement announced Thursday keeps the broadcast on the network where it debuted in 1978 and has been shown each year since. Every year, the president and first lady salute performing artists for […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has come a long way since her childhood years in a Mississippi shack and in public housing with a poster of The Beatles on her bedroom wall. Sunday, she was honored with Paul McCartney, one of the Beatles she so loved. Stars from Hollywood, Nashville and Broadway gathered in the […]