Thursday, August 3, 2017

Kennedy Center Honors

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The 2017 Kennedy Center Honors were named today and will receive the awards on December 2, 2017. This year’s music recipients are Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, and Lionel Richie. As the site says, the Kennedy Center Honors have fulfilled “a tradition of recognizing the lifelong accomplishments and extraordinary talents of our nations' most-prestigious artists.” The Kennedy Center was established in 1971 and in 1978 the Honors program was created to recognize icons of the art in music, theater, dance, and film. Listed below are the music-related honorees and the years in which they received the honor, from 1978 to 2017:


A-B


C-D


E-F-G


H-I-J


K-L


M-N-O

  • Yo-Yo Ma (2011)
  • Paul McCartney (2010)
  • Zubin Mehta (2006)
  • Gian Carlo Menotti (1984)
  • Yehudi Menuhin (1986)
  • Nathan Milstein (1987)
  • Rita Moreno (2015)
  • Willie Nelson (1998)
  • Jessye Norman (1997)
  • Eugene Ormandy (1982)
  • Seiji Ozawa (2015)

P-Q-R


S

  • Carlos Santana (2013)
  • Alexander Schneider (1988)
  • William Schuman (1989)
  • Pete Seeger (1994)
  • Rudolf Serkin (1981)
  • Robert Shaw (1991)
  • Beverly Sills (1985)
  • Paul Simon (2002)
  • Frank Sinatra (1983)
  • George Solti (1993)
  • Stephen Sondheim (1993)
  • Bruce Springsteen (2009)
  • Mavis Staples (2016)
  • Isaac Stern (1984)
  • Rise Stevens (1990)
  • Sting (2014)
  • Barbra Streisand (2008)
  • Jule Styne (1990)

T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z


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