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Midori to receive Kennedy Center Honors

Midori is among the five artists to be honoured for her lifetime artistic achievement at the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors – postponed from December 2020 to May 2021 due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 49-year-old violinist will be honoured alongside actress, dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, director and producer Debbie Allen; singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez; singer-songwriter Garth Brooks; and actor and writer Dick van Dyke.

‘The Kennedy Center Honors serves as a moment to celebrate the remarkable artists who have spent their lives elevating the cultural history of our nation and world,’ said Kennedy Centre Chairman David M. Rubenstein. ‘Violinist Midori combines graceful precision and expression for performances building connections between art and the human experience.’

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