Linda Ronstadt is among the five Honorees who will receive the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection today (July 18) of the recipients to be honored at the 42nd annual national celebration of the arts on December 8. The others are musical group Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, children’s television program Sesame Street, and conductor and musical visionary Michael Tilson Thomas.
The Honors Gala will be recorded for broadcast on the CBS Network for the 42nd consecutive year as a two-hour primetime special on Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. ET.
“The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein in the announcement, calling Ronstadt “the defining voice of a generation, spanning genres, languages, and continents.”
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