Joan Baez to receive Kennedy Center Honor

The 43rd annual Kennedy Center Honors recipients have been announced. There are honors for Joan Badge, Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, artist, choreographer, and actress Debbie Allen, and violinist Midori 2020. Last year’s celebrations, usually held in December, were postponed to May 20 due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Kennedy Center President David M. “The Kennedy Center Honors serves as a moment to commemorate notable artists who have spent their lives enhancing the cultural history of our nation and the world,” Rubenstein said in a press release. “Folk icon Joan Bays led a new life in the genre and powered rock music’s turn toward social and political consciousness,” he added singer, songwriter and rock hall alum.

The Kennedy Center will host small-person events on its campus, each with a physically-distant audience. Events will include performances and speaking tributes for Honorary. A string of virtual events will also begin May 17, while a medal ceremony for Honorees and a limited audience will be hosted by the Kennedy Center during the week of May 17 to 22.

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