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Kennedy Center Honors Recipient

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Martina Arroyo: An Operatic Non-Diva

Martina Arroyo is arguably the best Verdi soprano of our time. Like colleague Grace Bumbry who was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient four years ago, Martina Arroyo is the second black opera singer to be applauded in this way.

12/17/2013

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Shirley MacLaine: An Enduring Character On All Fronts

Call her a quintuple threat. Not only is Shirley MacLaine an accomplished dancer, singer and actor, but she is also an acclaimed author and activist as well.

12/17/2013

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Billy Joel: The Piano Man In A New York State Of Mind

Billy Joel is one of five honorees at “The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors”. He might possibly say he is not worthy of this enduring recognition. But he is, very much so.

12/17/2013

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Carlos Santana: An Overnight Sensation

It’s no surprise that musical sensation Carlos Santana, who originally hails from south of the Mexican border, has been dubbed one of the world’s most brilliant rock guitarists of all time.

12/17/2013

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Herbie Hancock: The Star Fox Of Cool

Legendary Herbie Hancock has come a long way and has achieved much along the way, most recently a Kennedy Center Honor.

12/17/2013