The 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors awards six performing arts icons for their lifetime contributions to American culture: Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, and Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS 31st Annual Awards Gala Sunday, December 7. 2008 Opera House, 7:00 p.m.
The 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors awards six performing arts icons for their lifetime contributions to American culture. The 2008 Honorees--Academy Award–winning actor Morgan Freeman; two-time Grammy-winning country singer George Jones; Grammy- and Oscar-winning director, actress, singer, writer, composer, and producer Barbra Streisand; Tony Award–winning choreographer Twyla Tharp; and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who--are saluted by stars from the world of the performing arts at an invitation-only gala performance. The Honors Gala will be attended by President of the United States George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, and will be broadcast on CBS as a two-hour prime-time special on December 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
This event is By Invitation Only. For information on how to receive an invitation and to purchase tickets, please call (202) 636-8748.