All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘kennedy center awards’

Tom Hanks, Sting and Lily Tomlin to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Actor-director Tom Hanks, British singer Sting, comedian Lily Tomlin, R&B singer Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride are the five recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the center announced Thursday. “The Kennedy Center celebrates five extraordinary individuals who have spent their lives elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world,” said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. …

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Jay Leno to Receive Prestigious Comedy Award

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this week announced that Jay Leno will be awarded this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A ceremony to award Leno the prize will be held on October 19 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington D.C. The Mark Twain Prize is an annual award given to comedians who have …

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Shirley MacLaine, Billy Joel Party With Obama

Shirley MacLaine and Billy Joel were among a select group of artists celebrated by President Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday night, and MacLaine, for one, said the award couldn’t come soon enough. “It’s about time,” she said. The prestigious award is given to the country’s best actors and musicians, and President Obama was on hand to toast …

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