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Kennedy Center Announces First Honorees of Trump Administration

Kennedy Center Announces First Honorees of Trump Administration

Gloria Estefan at the Tony Awards in 2016. Ms. Estefan, a seven-time Grammy Award winner, said she looked forward to speaking with President Trump because it was “the perfect opportunity to make clear
Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors

Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors

President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, on the grounds of the White House last month. They will not participate in this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.
Donald Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors

Donald Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors

Donald "I am not a racist" and Melanoma Trump have decided to skip the Kennedy Center Honors this year. They released this statement early this morning: White House announces Trump and first lady are
Kennedy Center Honorees Talk American Dream, Overcoming Adversity in Trump-Free Ceremony

Kennedy Center Honorees Talk American Dream, Overcoming Adversity in Trump-Free Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration’s political woes hung like a cloud over the U.S. State Department Saturday night at the first of two events held to celebrate this year’s recipients of the
Kennedy Center Honors Evoke Politics, Even Without Trump

Kennedy Center Honors Evoke Politics, Even Without Trump

The Kennedy Center Honors recipients, from left, during a gala on Sunday: Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J and Lionel Richie.
Kennedy Center Honors Evoke Politics, Even Without Trump

Kennedy Center Honors Evoke Politics, Even Without Trump

The Kennedy Center Honors recipients, from left, during a gala on Sunday: Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J and Lionel Richie.
Gloria Estefan and LL Cool J Get Kennedy Center Honors While Donald Trump Skips the Show

Gloria Estefan and LL Cool J Get Kennedy Center Honors While Donald Trump Skips the Show

The ceremony was bereft of one aspect of its usual pomp: a White House reception with the president
Gloria Estefan and LL Cool J Get Kennedy Center Honors While Donald Trump Skips the Show

Gloria Estefan and LL Cool J Get Kennedy Center Honors While Donald Trump Skips the Show

The ceremony was bereft of one aspect of its usual pomp: a White House reception with the president
Kennedy Center Honors: The Show Goes on Without a Hitch and Without Trump

Kennedy Center Honors: The Show Goes on Without a Hitch and Without Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The absence of President Donald Trump didn’t put much of a damper on Sunday’s 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors. A lineup of all-star talent feted this year’s recipients:
LL Cool J Becomes 1st Rapper to Receive Kennedy Center Honors Award

LL Cool J Becomes 1st Rapper to Receive Kennedy Center Honors Award

LL Cool J made Kennedy Center Honors history when he became the first rapper to be a Kennedy Center honoree. The annual celebration was held Sunday night in Washington, D.C., and, of course, during
Op-Ed Contributor: The Trump-Less Kennedy Center Honors

Op-Ed Contributor: The Trump-Less Kennedy Center Honors

From left, Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J and Lionel Richie at the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors gala. Presidents generally attend the gala, but this year President Trump
Kennedy Center Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honors, a First for the Institution

Kennedy Center Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honors, a First for the Institution

Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1998, the year he received a Kennedy Center Honors prize.
Kennedy Center Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honors, Mark Twain Award

Kennedy Center Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honors, Mark Twain Award

Bill Cosby no longer has two honors bestowed upon him by the Kennedy Center. Just two weeks after being found guilty of aggravated indecent assault, Cosby’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
Cher, Reba McEntire and ‘Hamilton’ Creators to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Cher, Reba McEntire and ‘Hamilton’ Creators to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON — Cher, country singer Reba McEntire, composer and pianist Philip Glass, jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and “Hamilton’s” creators will be celebrated at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.
Kennedy Center 2018 Honorees Include Cher and ‘Hamilton.’ Will President Trump Attend?

Kennedy Center 2018 Honorees Include Cher and ‘Hamilton.’ Will President Trump Attend?

“I am very grateful to the Kennedy Center,” Cher, an honoree, said in a statement via the Kennedy Center.
When Aretha Franklin Brought Down the House at the Kennedy Center

When Aretha Franklin Brought Down the House at the Kennedy Center

Aretha Franklin sang “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” during a tribute to Carole King in 2015. “Carole was losing her mind, Obama was losing his mind,” said the Broadway actress Chilina
Aretha Franklin, Civil Rights Stalwart: ‘In Her Voice, We Could Feel Our History’

Aretha Franklin, Civil Rights Stalwart: ‘In Her Voice, We Could Feel Our History’

Aretha Franklin at a news conference on March 26, 1973. “She did not put her career before principles,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said.
What Was Up With Aretha Franklin’s Fur Coat At The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors?

What Was Up With Aretha Franklin’s Fur Coat At The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors?

While social media, television, radio, print, and blogs shed tears and doled out rightful praise for the Queen of Soul after it was announced last Thursday morning that she died, there was one comment
Cher Has Never Been a Huge Cher Fan. But She Loves Being Cher.

Cher Has Never Been a Huge Cher Fan. But She Loves Being Cher.

“I set out to be famous! I set out to be Cinderella,” Cher said. “I just knew I wanted to be on that screen.”
President Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd Straight Year

President Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd Straight Year

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, President Donald Trump will not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors celebrating cultural achievement.