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Team Behind Tony Awards To Produce Kennedy Center Honors

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.

05/06/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: The five recipients of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry from left to right top row: actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting, singer Al Green, from left to right bottom row: ballerina Patricia McBride and comedienne Lily Tomlin at the U.S. Department of State on December 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Kennedy Center Honors Five Extraordinary Artists

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

12/08/2014

Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn (R) arrive for a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State on December 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert To Host ‘The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors’

Stephen Colbert will host “The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.”

11/19/2014

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Billy Joel, Carlos Santana to Receive 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.

09/13/2013