The 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Award recipients are announced.Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, artist, choreographer and actress Debbie Allen and violinist Midori are the recipients of the award in 2020. In December, last year’s ceremony was postponed until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“The Kennedy Center Award is a time to celebrate the remarkable artists who have spent their lives enhancing the cultural history of our country and our world,” said David M. Rubenstein, president of the Kennedy Center, in a press release. Folk Joan Baez reinvents the genre and drives rock music towards social and political consciousness, ”he adds from singer-songwriter and Rock Hall alum.
The Kennedy Center hosts small, self-contained events throughout the campus, each with a distant audience. The event will include performances and tributes for the honored. A series of virtual events will begin on May 17, while a medal ceremony for award winners and limited audiences will be hosted by the Kennedy Center during the week of May 17-22.
Read about Joan Baez in “A Rock Hall Voter destroys the greatest nominee of the decade” on the field.