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.
Singer Al Green is one of five notable honorees at the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. His iconic career as a soul singer helped shaped the genre in the ’70s and his Gospel turn in the ’80s inspired a legion of old and new fans.
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.”
Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Theatre Company was in a financial free fall. The bank foreclosed on its longtime home, The Suzanne Roberts Theater, putting the building up for sale. But now, thanks to a $2.5 million gift, curtains will open on the company’s 40th season this fall.
Dozens of volunteers turned out for “make a blanket” day at the Kennedy Center in Voorhees Saturday morning.
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel, musician Carlos Santana and actress Shirley MacLaine are among the entertainment stars who will receive Kennedy Center Honors this year.