Check It Out: The Kennedy Center Announces 2015 Honorees

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The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors airs Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 9/8c on CBS and will celebrate classic-rock legends The Eagles, in addition to famed songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress/singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.

“The Kennedy Center Honors recognizes the extraordinary and unparalleled talents of individuals whose impact and genius have left an indelible mark on civilization,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. “Quite simply, our Honorees represent the voices, soundtracks, and stories of our personal lives and memories. The music of the Eagles has endured as the quintessential American rock and roll sound for generations; Carole King’s heartfelt lyrics and tunes are woven throughout the tapestry of American music; George Lucas’ films have enriched our world with stories of epic adventure; Rita Moreno’s iconic spitfire roles are embedded in the heart of American culture; Seiji Ozawa’s artistic leadership as a conductor has set a new standard for orchestras around the world; and Cicely Tyson’s range of strong female roles on stage and screen have broken boundaries for women of color.”

How exciting is this? When you see the breath of honorees you really are reminded that there is hope for the culture.n a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2015 Honorees will be saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with President and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the recognition of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes.

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The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors airs  on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 9/8c.