Celebrating 40 Years of The Kennedy Center Honors


Throughout its 40-year history, the Kennedy Center Honors has redefined America's perception of its artistic legacy and reinvented the way this nation rewards its artists. The Honors have been compared to a knighthood in Britain, or the French Legion of Honor--the quintessential reward for a lifetime's endeavor. At the same time, the annual addition of new names to the roster of Honors recipients charts the international standard of excellence set by America's artists, as well as the aesthetic inspiration provided by artists of other nations who have achieved prominence on these shores. The annual Honors gala is an evening without categories, without disappointments, and without competition. And the Honors telecast, aired during the week between Christmas and New Year's, is a perennial Emmy nominee. It serves for millions of American arts lovers as the year's crowning event, paying tribute to our nation's preeminent artists with performances by the great stars of today who have followed in their footsteps. The complete list of guest performers is kept secret until the show is in progress, keeping both the Honorees and the nation on the edge of their seats. The Kennedy Center Honors Exclusive Sponsor CBS The Kennedy Center Honors Gala Exclusive Underwriter Boeing Official Airline of The Kennedy Center Honors Delta Ground Transportation Provider of The Kennedy Center Honors General Motors The Kennedy Center Founding Producer is George Stevens, Jr. Hallmark Cards, Inc. has graciously provided design and print services for the Kennedy Center Honors. Kennedy Center Honors logo design by Andrea Liss of HH Design. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb #KCHonors #KennedyCenter #CBS

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