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Brit 09-12-2013 08:51 AM

Congrats Shirley on KC Honor
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the selection of the five individuals who will receive the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 36th annual national celebration of the arts are: opera singer Martina Arroyo; pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock; pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel; actress Shirley MacLaine; and musician and songwriter Carlos Santana.

“The Kennedy Center celebrates five extraordinary individuals who have spent their lives elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world,” said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. “Martina Arroyo has dazzled the world with her glorious soprano voice and continues to share her artistry with a new generation of opera singers; Herbie Hancock has established himself as one of the most innovative musicians in the world, constantly breaking musical barriers and redefining the art of jazz; Billy Joel’s melodies have provided the soundtrack of our lives for over four decades making him one pop music’s most prolific and memorable singers and songwriters; the remarkable breadth and range of Shirley MacLaine’s acting has left an indelible impression over a nearly 60-year career on stage and screen; from his legendary performance at Woodstock to his sweep at the 2000 Grammys and beyond, Carlos Santana’s artistry transcends genres while entertaining millions.”

The annual Honors Gala has become the highlight of the Washington cultural year, and its broadcast on CBS is a high point of the television season. On Sunday, December 8, in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Michael Stevens, the 2013 Honorees will be saluted by great 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.

The President and Mrs. Obama will receive the Honorees and members of the Artists Committee who nominate them, along with the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees at the White House prior to the gala performance. The 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Gala concludes with a supper dance in the Grand Foyer.

The Kennedy Center Honors medallions will be presented on Saturday, December 7, the night before the gala, at a State Department dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry.

The Honors Gala will be recorded for broadcast on the CBS Network for the 36th consecutive year as a two-hour primetime special on Sunday, December 29 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Lasep 09-12-2013 02:11 PM

I'm very happy for Shirley. She really deserves this honor.

debabbott 09-12-2013 04:46 PM


Love, Deb

livchant 09-12-2013 06:37 PM

This is Excellent news! So Happy for her! Many Congratulations!

Norma Rae 09-12-2013 06:50 PM

Now . . . this is a "sparkle-feet-twinkle-butt" kinda celebration! Enjoy your moment!

Namaste from the Midwest,

ULLA RUNCHEL 09-14-2013 10:02 AM

Oh dear Brit
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My dearest wonderful Brit

It is hilarious, fantastic, awesome, lovely,.marvelous for Shirley ..but she IS SO much worth it, she deserved it...and dear Brit..you are such a good friend , you are a wonderful lovely person..I am SO happy to be a glimpse in both life....how LUCKY we are to have both of you here on the E.C. board,..love you both dearly...hugs love and light, Ulla.

Wolfdog 09-16-2013 07:13 PM

Congratulations again Shirley! You certainly deserve this huge honor.


Robin33 10-03-2013 02:43 PM

Congratulations Shirley
Congratulations on an honor way pass due. You deserve it :)

Cushings 10-10-2013 09:36 PM


Congratulations Shirley! May the awards never stop coming, you have earned them all many times over, looking forward to watching the ceremony.

Thank you for the news Brit, smiles are always welcome, particularly from you.


Cher O 10-11-2013 08:41 PM

A little late but
YEA!!!!! Shirley so deserves this. And so much more. Love, C.

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