2021 Kennedy Center Honors

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bwaylyric
#12021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/13/21 at 9:14pm

2021 honorees announced:

Debbie Allen

Joan Baez

Garth Brooks

Midori

Dick Van Dyke

At least they won’t have to deal with Trump this year

KC Honors

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ACL2006
#22021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/13/21 at 9:52pm

I'm guessing they'll tape this without an audience?


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Huss417
#32021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/13/21 at 10:50pm

bwaylyric said: "2021 honorees announced:

Debbie Allen

Joan Baez

Garth Brooks

Midori

Dick Van Dyke

At least they won’t have to deal with Trump this year

KC Honors
"

I don't think Trump has taken part in any while he was living in DC.


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Roscoe
#42021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 8:40am

And still nothing for Francis Ford Coppola.


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fashionguru_23
#52021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 9:21am

Another year without Liza...personally, a shameful thing. 

Although, a good group this year. Can't wait for the show!


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MadonnaMusical
#62021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 1:27pm

Another year, another Madonna snub. 

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MadonnaMusical
#72021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 1:28pm

AND STILL NO LIZA!!!!!

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Kad
#82021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 1:46pm

The lack of Liza is really strange at this point.


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Sutton Ross
#92021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 2:05pm

Roscoe said: "And still nothing for Francis Ford Coppola."

Right? Shameful! 

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NameGreg
#102021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 2:16pm

Really happy that Dick Van Dyke is finally getting his due here.


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Roscoe
#112021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 2:27pm

NameGreg said: "Really happy that Dick Van Dyke is finally getting his due here."

Yes, he's LONG overdue.  


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morosco
#122021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 5:29pm

Betty White is long overdue for one as well.

JSquared2
#132021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 5:50pm

And who does Bette Midler have to blow to get a KCH??  

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Tag
#142021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 6:37pm

morosco said: "Betty White is long overdue for one as well."

And she turns 99 this week!

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ACL2006
#152021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 7:23pm

Carol Channing never got honored. I love Debbie Allen, but Allen over Liza at this point? But happy they'll finally honor Dick Van Dyke.


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morosco
#162021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/14/21 at 8:06pm

The lack of Liza is really strange at this point.


Agreed. Something's not right.

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#172021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/15/21 at 12:24pm

I’m excited for Dick Van Dykes tribute performance. Hope they get Gavin Lee to do a segment from Mary Poppins


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Jarethan
#182021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/15/21 at 6:10pm

I don't think I have ever been so underwhelmed by a Kennedy Center Honors list.  

I have always liked Debbie Allen, but come on.

I have always liked Dick Van Dyke, but I just don't see it.  He peaked in the mid-60s.  

I do not understand country music, so I will acknowledge that Garth has been huge for a long time.

Midori seems like a solid candidate, but it would not have been a crime to wait a few more years.  She is not even 50...of course, LL Cool J was also under 50, but that one still boggles my mund, even though I have always enjoyed him as an actor personality.

Joan Baez seems like a solid candidate also. 

 

fosterfan2
#192021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/15/21 at 6:29pm

morosco said: "Betty White is long overdue for one as well."

I know,right?! It's ridiculous.

 

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Theatrefanboy1
#202021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/16/21 at 9:19am

Betty and Liza !!! Come on

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Miles2Go2
#212021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/16/21 at 3:52pm

I was wondering if Olivia Newton-John has ever been honored. I know she’s pretty white bread and hasn’t had notable output for decades, but she was a very solid chart performer in the 70s & 80s. I suppose it’s because my teenage closeted self was obsessed with her and I still hold much fondness towards her. Plus she made her major film debut in a giant hit movie and it can be said she set the blueprint for country crossover/pop artists that would follow.

That also got me wondering about John Travolta. Questionable religious beliefs put to the side, he is certainly deserving.

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#222021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/22/21 at 4:52am

Jarethan said: "I don't think I have ever been so underwhelmed by a Kennedy Center Honors list.

I have always liked Debbie Allen, but come on.


Come on, what? She's a 20 time Emmy nominee, she's been nominated for two Tonys, has a Golden Globe, was the lead producer + director on one of the most popular Black sitcoms of all time. She was also the lead choreographer on Fame. Many attributed the success of the 1986 revival of 'Sweet Charity' to her performance. It didn't last long after her exit. If all of that isn't enough to deserve a Kennedy Center Honor, I don't know what is. Especially looking at some past nominees who haven't been half as multifaceted.

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DramaTeach
#232021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/27/21 at 6:09am

Why do we forget our songwriters? Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, The Sherman Brothers (only one is still around), etc? These people have written music that’s made an indelible impact on people’s lives. Isn’t that what the honor is all about?

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#242021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/27/21 at 7:38am

DramaTeach said: "Why do we forget our songwriters? Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, The Sherman Brothers (only one is still around), etc? These people have written music that’s made an indelible impact on people’s lives. Isn’t that what the honor is all about?"

How quickly you forget that Lin got to jump that line!

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DramaTeach
#252021 Kennedy Center Honors
Posted: 1/27/21 at 8:35am

Tag said: “How quickly you forget that Lin got to jump that line!"

Didn’t forget, but he got it because the production as a whole was awarded. He didn’t get it for his general songwriting. Just think there are lots of songwriters who deserve the recognition over some of the current recipients.


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