Eagles, Carole King Among Kennedy Center Honors Recipients
July 15, 2015 at 11:55 AM (PT)
EAGLES, CAROLE KING and conductor SEIJI OZAWA, along with GEORGE LUCAS, RITA MORENO and CICELY TYSON have been selected to receive 38th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS for Lifetime Artistic Achievements, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6th. The gala will be broadcast on CBS DECEMBER 29th at 9P (ET/PT), it was announced by the JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.
“The KENNEDY CENTER HONORS recognizes the extraordinary and unparalleled talents of individuals whose impact and genius have left an indelible mark on civilization,” stated KENNEDY CENTER Chairman DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN. “Quite simply, our Honorees represent the voices, soundtracks, and stories of our personal lives and memories.”
“When I look at this year’s outstanding slate of Honorees, I am struck by a powerful common theme -- artists as history-makers, artists who defy both convention and category,” commented KENNEDY CENTER Pres. DEBORAH F. RUTTER. "Each Honoree and their career-spanning achievements exemplify a rare quality of artistic bravery. They have pushed the limits of their gifts as musicians, actors, and storytellers to inspire generations of Americans and those around the world. Their individual paths to excellence are inspirational and their contributions to the fabric of American culture are equally permanent and timeless.”
On SUNBDAY, DECEMBER 6th, in a star-studded celebration on the KENNEDY CENTER OPERA HOUSE stage, with WHITE CHERRY ENTERTAINMENT's RICKY KIRSHNER and GLEN WEISS producing their first KENNEDY CENTER HONORS show after the long reign of GEORGE STEVENS, JR., the 2015 Honorees will be saluted by today’s leading performers from NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the PRESIDENT BARACK and FIRST LADY MICHELE OBAMA, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes.
For the first time ever, the KENNEDY CENTER will launch a contest on social media (#SendMeToHonors) beginning today, in which one winner will receive two tickets to attend the 2015 Honors Gala on DECEMBER 6th.