Kennedy Center Honors, DC

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018

Hot Spot: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

Deets: On December 2, 2018, the Kennedy Center will hold its 41st annual national celebration of the arts – The Kennedy Center Honors. Artists to be honored in 2018 include singer and actress Cher, composer and pianist Philip Glass, Country music entertainer Reba McEntire, and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.

This year, the co-creators of Hamilton—writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and music director Alex Lacamoire—will receive a unique Kennedy Center Honors as trailblazing creators of a transformative work that defies category.

"The Kennedy Center Honors recognizes exceptional artists who have made enduring and indelible marks on our culture," stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein.

"The world looks to America for its creative instincts and artistic courage," said Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter. "This year’s slate of Honorees represents the pinnacle of our nation’s originality and the rich mosaic of diverse perspectives and art forms that has come to define who we are as a people."

In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2018 Honorees will be saluted by today's leading performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world through performances and tributes.

2018 Kennedy Center Honors Executive Producers: Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, White Cherry Entertainment, Founding Producer: George Stevens, Jr.

Who You May Spot: 2018 Honorees - Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter, Hamilton co-creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler, and Alex Lacamoire.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are reserved for foundations, corporations and individuals who contribute to The Kennedy Center each year. A small number of tickets are released to the general public. Check back for more info.

- Bid to Sit Among the Stars with 4 Coveted Tickets to Kennedy Center Honors in D.C. on December 2, 2018! (Ends November 5, 2018)

The Honors Gala will be recorded for broadcast on the CBS Network for the 41st consecutive year as a two-hour primetime special on Wednesday, December 26 at 8PM ET.

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