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Kennedy Center Honors

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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

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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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The History Of The Kennedy Center Honors

As new household names join choice others for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, each fresh member takes his or her place in American pop culture in a largely esteemed way to own first-rate bragging rights for their collective works in life.

12/17/2013

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Billy Joel, 4 Others Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Billy Joel joined Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children — and never stopped.

12/09/2013

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Billy Joel, Carlos Santana to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Singer-songwriter Billy Joel, musician Carlos Santana and actress Shirley MacLaine are among the entertainment stars who will receive Kennedy Center Honors this year.

09/13/2013

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Broadway Legend, ‘Knots Landing’ Star Julie Harris Dead At 87

Broadway star Julie Harris, who won an unprecedented five Tony Awards for best actress, has died. She was 87.

08/24/2013

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David Letterman Among 5 Celebrities Receiving Kennedy Center Honors

David Letterman’s “stupid human tricks” and Top 10 lists are being vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim as the late-night comedian receives this year’s Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin and three other artists.

12/02/2012