KenCen taps class

Spielberg, Lloyd Webber, Parton among honorees

WASHINGTON — Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday.

They will receive the lifetime recognition at a D.C. gala on Dec. 3, with CBS to broadcast the event later.

The gala will again be produced by George Stevens Jr., who created the program in 1978 with Nick Vanoff.

Kennedy Center chairman Stephen A. Schwarzman said the five artists “have transformed the culture of our country and of the world.”The honorees are selected by the center’s board of trustees from recommendations submitted by an artists committee and past recipients. This year’s quintet is one of the few in the event’s 29-year history that does not include an actor.

Revenues from the honors program help support numerous performing arts initiatives, education and public service programming, and national outreach efforts, according to KenCen prexy Michael Kaiser.

More Film

  • Annecy Commissioned Films Competition Highlighted by

    Jay-Z, Moby, Dominique A Videos Feature in Annecy Lineup

    WASHINGTON — Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday. They will receive the lifetime recognition at a D.C. gala on Dec. 3, with CBS to broadcast the event later. The gala will again be produced […]

  • Film Movement Nabs North American Rights

    Film Movement Nabs North American Rights For Wanuri Kahiu’s 'Rafiki'

    WASHINGTON — Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday. They will receive the lifetime recognition at a D.C. gala on Dec. 3, with CBS to broadcast the event later. The gala will again be produced […]

  • Cannes Cate Blanchette

    Cannes 2018 Spotlights Lives of People on the Margins of Society

    WASHINGTON — Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday. They will receive the lifetime recognition at a D.C. gala on Dec. 3, with CBS to broadcast the event later. The gala will again be produced […]

  • Donald Glover Lando Calrissian Star Wars

    Donald Glover on 'Solo' Director Drama and What It's Like to Play an Icon

    WASHINGTON — Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday. They will receive the lifetime recognition at a D.C. gala on Dec. 3, with CBS to broadcast the event later. The gala will again be produced […]

  • Solo A Star Wars Story BTS

    Inside 'Solo': A 'Star Wars' Story's Bumpy Ride to the Big Screen

    WASHINGTON — Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday. They will receive the lifetime recognition at a D.C. gala on Dec. 3, with CBS to broadcast the event later. The gala will again be produced […]

  • Rough Night

    Fewer Films From Top Studios Featured LGBTQ Characters in 2017, GLAAD Reports

    WASHINGTON — Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday. They will receive the lifetime recognition at a D.C. gala on Dec. 3, with CBS to broadcast the event later. The gala will again be produced […]

  • Redbox Begins Renting 4K Ultra HD

    Redbox Begins Renting 4K Ultra HD Movies for $2.50 per Day in Six Test Markets

    WASHINGTON — Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday. They will receive the lifetime recognition at a D.C. gala on Dec. 3, with CBS to broadcast the event later. The gala will again be produced […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content