The Kennedy Center Awards returned this weekend with an in-person event at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House.
This was the 45th season of the prestigious award which honors lifetime achievement in arts, and will be televised on CBS on December 28th.
This year’s honorees include reknowned acclaimed actor and filmmaker George Clooney; contemporary Christian and pop singer-songwriter Amy Grant; legendary singer of soul, Gospel, R&B, and pop Gladys Knight; Cuban-born American composer, conductor, and educator Tania León; and iconic Irish rock band U2, comprised of band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. T. The event was also attended by President Biden .
Growing up in a small town in Kentucky I could never have imagined that someday I’d be the one sitting in the balcony at the Kennedy Center Honors. To be mentioned in the same breath with the rest of these incredible artists is an honor. This is a genuinely exciting surprise for the whole Clooney family. –George Clooney
Choose DC wishes to congratulate all the honorees.
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