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This Year's Kennedy Center Honorees


“When I look at this year’s outstanding slate of Honorees, I am struck by a powerful common theme— artists as history-makers, artists who defy both convention and category,” commented Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter.

This year’s selected Honorees are:

The annual Honors Gala has become the highlight of the Washington cultural and society calendar, and its broadcast on CBS is a high point of the television season. On Sunday, Dec. 6, in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment, the 2015 Honorees will be saluted by today’s leading performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the honorees will accept the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes.

Launching a contest for the first time on social media (#SendMeToHonors), The Kennedy Center will award one winner two tickets to the honors gala. Check it out on Twitter.