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  • Cicely Tyson Among 2015 ‘Kennedy Center Honors’ Recipients

    Jul 15, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Cicely Tyson will be among the six recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, which annually salutes entertainers who influence American culture through the arts. The actress joins “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, actress Rita Moreno, singer-songwriter Carole King, rock band the Eagles and acclaimed music director Seiji Ozawa in the class of 2015. The […]

  • Eddie Murphy to Receive Nation’s Top Humor Prize

    Apr 9, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Eddie Murphy will head to Washington DC this fall to receive this nation’s top prize for humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Officials announced Thursday that the comedian, 54, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 18 in a show that will be broadcast nationwide. The […]

  • Nas, National Symphony Perform ‘Illmatic’ In Its Entirety at the Kennedy Center (Clips)

    Mar 31, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Nasir “Nas” Jones kicked off the 20th anniversary of his classic debut album “Illmatic,” this past weekend with a special performance featuring the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington D.C. The veteran New York lyricist delivered two sold out performances on Friday and Saturday lead by NSO Principal Pops Conductor, […]

  • Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell to Host ‘Mandela’ Screening

    Nov 15, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Once again, Nelson Mandela is breaking down barriers. This time it is American political barriers for the upcoming “Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom,” reports Deadline.com. The Weinstein Company said today that former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell as well as 2008 GOP Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain will co-host a special […]

  • Phylicia Rashad Directs Kennedy Center Reading of ‘Four Little Girls’

    Sep 16, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

      *Stage and screen star Phylicia Rashad slipped into the director’s chair on Sunday to help commemorate a historic moment that helped spur the civil rights movement. The Tony Award-winning actress directed a reading of the play “Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963″ at the Kennedy Center Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the bombing […]

  • Nas to Perform with National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center

    Mar 5, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Hip-hop artists including rappers Nas and Somalia-born K’naan will hit the Kennedy Center stage next year for the weeklong festival, “One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.” The center announced Tuesday that its 2014 hip-hop festival will open with Nas rapping with musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra on music from his classic debut album “Illmatic.” The […]