Kennedy Center Honors 2017

Kennedy Center Honors 2017

December 3, 2017
December 3, 2017
Washington
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The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture (although recipients do not need to be U.S. citizens). The honors have been presented annually since 1978, culminating each December in a star-studded gala celebrating the honorees in the Kennedy Center Opera House.[1]

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Carmen de Lavallade
 
bornMarch 6, 1931
Norman Lear
 
bornJuly 27, 1922
 
 
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Gloria Estefan
Singer
bornSeptember 1, 1957
 
 
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LL Cool J
Rapper, actor
bornJanuary 14, 1968

Photos - 2017 Kennedy Center Honors Formal Artist's Dinner Arrivals68

Honorees5

Top Albums by Honorees6

Top Songs by Honorees6

Notable Attendees38

Videos8

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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News Articles27

Kennedy Center Honors Evoke Politics, Even Without Trump
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON — On the mezzanine of the Kennedy Center Opera House on Sunday night, the seats for a star-studded class of honorees were carefully spaced in an effort to disguise the obvious: The president, a traditional guest of the Kennedy Center Honors ...
Lionel Richie and LL Cool J Among Kennedy Center Honorees in Ceremony Trumps Skipped
  –  December 4, 2017
It's one of the biggest nights of the year in Washington, but both President Trump and the first lady stayed away from the annual Kennedy Center Honors. It's one of the biggest nights of the year in Washington, but both President Trump and the first lady ...
Scenes from the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors
  –  December 4, 2017
This year’s recipients at the Dec. 3 ceremony were Gloria Estefan, Norman Lear, LL Cool J, Carmen de Lavallade and Lionel Richie. Singer Lionel Richie, center, one of the recipients of the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors, stands on the red carpet with his ...
Kennedy Center Honors: The show goes on without Trump
  –  December 4, 2017
What the Kennedy Center Honors lacked in presidential pomp and circumstance, it made up for with surprise and star power on Sunday night. This was the first time in more than 20 years that a president skipped the annual celebration of artistic excellence ...
The Kennedy Center Honors Go Off Without a Hitch—and Without Donald Trump
  –  December 4, 2017
The mood was celebratory at the 40th annual ceremony, which carried on merrily even though (or because?) the president declined to attend. At exactly 7:04 P.M. Sunday night, the 40th Kennedy Center Honors became the safest space in a very dark and cynical ...
The Latest: Kennedy Honors held without the Trumps
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors show (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Honorees and attendees are beginning to arrive at Washington's Kennedy Center for the 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors. Among the first to walk the red carpet ...
Kennedy Center Honors included many firsts for prestigious awards
  –  December 4, 2017
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) The 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors were awarded Sunday, December ...
Kennedy Center Honors: LL Cool J among 2017 recipients
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON - LL Cool J became the first hip-hop artist ever to receive the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation’s highest distinction for performers, as artists ranging from Queen Latifah to Uniondale native Busta Rhymes paid tribute to his career Sunday night.
Gloria Estefan and LL Cool J Get Kennedy Center Honors While Donald Trump Skips the Show
  –  December 4, 2017
Five artists, including singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan and hip hop artist LL Cool J, were feted with Kennedy Center Honors Saturday night — considered America’s highest recognition for the arts. But the ceremony was missing one aspect of its ...
Gloria Estefan Becomes First Cuban-American Star to Receive Kennedy Center Honors
  –  December 4, 2017
Estefan received her award by her role model and friend, superstar Rita Moreno. "This, ladies and gentlemen, is the stuff of the American dream, and Gloria and I are living every, single minute of it," we heard the triple-threat star say in a video shared ...
Will LL Cool J's Kennedy Center Honor get him into the Rock Hall?
  –  December 4, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio - This past Sunday, LL Cool J became the first rapper celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors. For hip-hop fans, it's not all that surprising. With his metioric rise in the mid 1980s, James Todd Smith emerged as rap's first solo superstar.
KENNEDY CENTER HONORS Go On Without Trump in Attendance
  –  December 4, 2017
As BWW previously reported, the honorees for the 40th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS are actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear ...
ShowBiz Minute: LA Critics, Kennedy Center, US Box Office
  –  December 4, 2017
LA Critics name "Call Me By Your Name" best film of 2017; Kennedy Center Honors recognize artists, bypass drama; "Coco" tops U.S. box office for second straight week with $26.1M. (Dec. 4) CBS News 5:10 20 mins ago
No Trumps, no problems at 2017 Kennedy Center Honors
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON — The President's Box at the Kennedy Center Opera House was heavy on the stars but light on the presidents Sunday night, as the 40th annual honors ceremony went without its customary appearance by the White House occupant. But the show ...
Trump is elephant in the room at Kennedy Center Honors
  –  December 4, 2017
Betsy DeVos nodded gently to a hip-hop beat. Wilbur Ross sat a few seats away from the Star Wars director JJ Abrams. Steven Mnuchin clapped robotically from a balcony shared with Gloria Estefan and Lionel Richie. The biggest night on Washington’s ...
Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics
  –  December 4, 2017
Buzz about President Trump’s absence dominated headlines leading up to the Kennedy Center Honors, but the annual event itself remained virtually politics-free, as Washington feted some of Hollywood’s most recognizable names. “I am very appreciative ...
Kennedy Center Honors celebrate artists, skip drama
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON — This year’s Kennedy Center Honors recognizing outstanding artists and performers managed to skip the political drama that loomed over it earlier this year. The president usually sits with the honorees and other guests. But honoree Norman ...
2017 Kennedy Center Honors recognize the artists, skip the drama
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON — A few months ago, it looked like the annual Kennedy Center Honors program was in danger of being engulfed by the country's current divisive political mood. 2017 Honoree Norman Lear, whose political activism goes back decades, threatened to ...
LL Cool J, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan receive annual Kennedy Center Honors
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON — When it comes to the arts, there’s no bigger highlight in the nation’s capital. On Sunday night, the 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors saluted its 2017 class of versatile artists: Gloria Estefan, Norman Lear, LL Cool J, Carmen de ...
Without Trump, Kennedy Center celebrates Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for ...
2017 Kennedy Center Honors recognize artists, skip drama
  –  December 4, 2017
Sunday night's ceremony honored TV producer Norman Lear, dancer Carmen de Lavallade and musicians Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and LL Cool J.
Kennedy Center Honors: The Show Goes on Without a Hitch and Without Trump
  –  December 4, 2017
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: singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan, TV legend Norman Lear ...
The Latest: Kennedy Center honorees get special tributes
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors show (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Kennedy Center honorees each received a lengthy and personally tailored onstage tribute Sunday night sprinkled with surprise guests. Gloria Estefan was greeted ...
Without Trump, Kennedy Center honors the best in the performing arts
  –  December 4, 2017
With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts. Continue ...
Tribute paid to Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan at Kennedy Center Honors
  –  December 4, 2017
Dec. 3 (UPI) --Carmen de Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, Norman Lear and Lionel Richie were celebrated as the 2017 Kennedy Center honorees at a ceremony in Washington Sunday. The event, which was taped at the Kennedy Center Opera House, is to be ...
Kennedy Center Honors 2017 celebrates artists, skips political drama
  –  December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON -- This year's Kennedy Center Honors recognizing outstanding artists and performers managed to skip the political drama that loomed over it earlier this year -- just ask honoree Norman Lear. Ahead of Sunday night's festivities at the John F.
Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors
  –  November 21, 2017
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December. This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95.

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