The Who receive Kennedy Center Honors Dec. 8

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at
Tue Sep 9 13:12:07 CDT 2008

>From TheaterMania:

Daltrey, Freeman, Jones, Streisand, Tharp, Townshend to Receive Kennedy Center Honors
By: Dan Bacalzo · Sep 9, 2008  · DC Metro 

Broadway veterans Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand, and Twyla Tharp are among the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors of 2008. The other recipients to be honored at the 31st annual national celebration of the arts, are singer George Jones and The Who band members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

The awards will be bestowed on December 6 at a State Department dinner, hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and a star-studded ceremony will follow on December 7, featuring a large number of guest performers from New York, Hollywood, Nashville, and the arts capitals of the world, to be taped for future broadcast. The honorees will be seated with President and Mrs. Bush.

Streisand was Tony-nominated for her performances in Funny Girl and I Can Get It For You Wholesale and received a special Tony Award in 1970. Freeman recently starred on Broadway in The Country Girl and additional Main Stem credits include The Gospel at Colonus and The Mighty Gents. Both are also well known for their film work. Tharp won a Tony for her choreography for Movin' Out, and was Tony-nominated for her direction. 

 -Brian in Atlanta
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