The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection of the individuals who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors of 2009. Recipients to be honored at the 32nd annual national celebration of the arts are: writer, composer, actor, director, and producer Mel Brooks; pianist and composer Dave Brubeck; opera singer Grace Bumbry; actor, director, and producer Robert De Niro; and singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
The Honors Gala will be broadcast on CBS as a two-hour prime-time special on December 29, 2009 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 Peachey and Associates at (202) 636-8748.