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*Los Angeles, CA – The stars were out in the nation’s capitol Sunday evening to pay tribute to a group of well deserving legends that represents decades of extraordinary entertainment.

Award-winning singer Cece Winans was part of the all-star tribute to the trailblazing actress Cicely Tyson at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, and ended the segment with a powerful and touching version of “Blessed Assurance” that received a standing ovation.

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Also joining Winans in the segment was Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Terence Blanchard,Tyler Perry and The Cicely Tyson High School Performing Arts Choir. Serving as Music Director for the evening was multi-talented Rickey Minor and his amazing band.

“ I’ve been working towards excellence for many years and it’s awfully nice when people recognize it’, says Minor. “Tonight was a defining moment for me.  I can’t expressed how blessed I am to be here. I was so honored to be able to use the gift that God is gave me to honor a woman who has done so much for our community and nation. Cicely Tyson is the best. I will never forget this night,” says Winans.

In addition to Ms. Tyson, this year’s honorees includes: Rita Morena (actress/singer); George Lucas  (Filmmaker); Carol King (Singer/Songwriter) and Seiji Ozawa  (Conductor).

Their lifetime artistic achievements will be broadcast in form of gala on CBS Tuesday, December 29 at 9:00p.m.,ET/PT.

The presentation of a Kennedy Center Honors to the popular rock band The Eagles , has been postponed until 2016, due to the health of Glenn Fry.

 

 

 

source:
Erma Byrd
eByrd Communications
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