Some of the biggest pop culture figures of the ’70s will be honored by the ceremony.
Producers who have created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years will be given a “clean slate” and a mandate to update the “Kennedy Center Honors,” marking a new direction for the CBS broadcast for the first time in nearly four decades.
Since his early sitcom beginnings, Tom Hanks has amassed a critically-acclaimed, award-winning body of work that arguably marks him as one of the most talented and versatile figures in cinematic history.
Singer Al Green, Actor and Filmmaker Tom Hanks, Ballerina Patricia McBride, Singer-Songwriter Sting and Comedienne Lily Tomlin Are the Honorees for the 37th Anniversary of This Acclaimed Annual Special
Stephen Colbert will host “The 37th Annual 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.
He’s now amongst the very few, a Kennedy Center Honoree, the top honor for an artist in the country.
The city of Chicago sent bluesman Buddy Guy off in style to the Kennedy Center Awards–as Mayor Emanuel and a select group of bluesmen staged a 45-minute concert on the stage of Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion.