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Current & Future

  • Will Ferrell. The 2011 Mark Twain Prize Recipient The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor #DateFormat(marktwaindate, "medium")#

    A cast of top entertainers will salute Will Ferrell in the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

  • Kennedy Center Honors The Kennedy Center Honors
    December 4, 2011

    An annual televised celebration recognizing the talents and lifetime achievements of the world's greatest performing artists.

  • More Awards information coming in 2012-2013 Season.

Past

  • Kennedy Center Honors The Kennedy Center Honors
    December 4, 2011

    An annual televised celebration recognizing the talents and lifetime achievements of the world's greatest performing artists.

  • Will Ferrell. The 2011 Mark Twain Prize Recipient The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor October 23, 2011

    An annual televised celebration recognizing those who create humor from their uniquely American experience.A cast of top entertainers will salute Will Ferrell in the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

  • Kennedy Center Honors. The Kennedy Center Honors

    December 5, 2010
    An annual televised celebration recognizing the talents and lifetime achievements of the world's greatest performing artists

  • [Mark Twain Award.] The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor November 9, 2010

    Comedian Tina Fey will be the 2010 recipient for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center.

  • Marian Anderson Marian Anderson Award Monday October 4, 2010

    A career grant for American singers in mid-career in honor of Marian Anderson and her musical and humanitarian accomplishments. Submissions due in January 2010. A Recital in the Fall of 2010 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater will feature the winner of the award.

  • Kennedy Center Honors.

    The Kennedy Center Honors
    December 6, 2009
    An annual televised celebration recognizing the talents and lifetime achievements of the world's greatest performing artists

  • Bill Cosby The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor October 26, 2009

    Comedian Bill Cosby was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at an annual televised celebration recognizing those who create humor from their uniquely American experience.

  • [Kennedy Center Honors.] The Kennedy Center Honors December 7, 2008

    The 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors awarded 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.

  • George CarlinThe Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor November 10, 2008

    The Kennedy Center awarded the late Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author George Carlin with the eleventh annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the annual televised celebration recognizing those who create humor from their uniquely American experience.

  • Marian Anderson Marian Anderson Award September 18, 2008

    Indira Mahajan, of New York City, received the 2008 Marian Anderson Award and gave a recital on September 18, 2008 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.