Kennedy Center Honors Wayne Shorter, 'Hamilton' Creators
“This year’s slate of honorees represents the pinnacle of our nation’s originality, and the rich mosaic of diverse perspectives and art forms that has come to define who we are as a people.”
LL Cool J Is First Rapper Honored by Kennedy Center
Musicians Gloria Estefan and Lionel Richie and dancer Carmen de Lavallade were also fêted at the Kennedy Center Honors celebration.
Kennedy Center to Honor Mavis Staples
The singer—who achieved fame while singing Civil Rights Movement-oriented songs with her sisters as The Staple Singers—will be honored alongside Al Pacino and James Taylor.