On Blues Breakers tonight our Artist of the Week is Miss Mavis Staples! Let’s celebrate Mavis’ upcoming July 10 birthday and it was just announced that she will be awarded one of this years Kennedy Center Honors.
How special is that? Very special.
“The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates the spectacular talents of artists whose brilliance has left a lasting impact on our society,” stated Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein.
“Reflecting on the powerful commitments these artists have made to their crafts as well as the cultural contributions they have made over the course of their illustrious careers is a humbling experience,” commented Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter.
In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2016 Honorees will be saluted by today’s leading performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the recognition and gratitude of their peers through performances and tributes.
Blues Breakers tonight 9p-10p on 93XRT.