The 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees have been announced. Among them are actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, and R&B legends Earth, Wind, & Fire.
According to Variety:
The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness. Earth, Wind & Fire’s hooks and grooves are the foundation of a seminal style that continues to shape our musical landscape; Sally Field has brought us unforgettable characters, both joyous and poignant, for more than five decades; Linda Ronstadt is the defining voice of a generation, spanning genres, languages and continents; ‘Sesame Street’ continues to revolutionize how children and adults learn about our world; and Michael Tilson Thomas goes far beyond keeping score – he has shaped American music and musical institutions for the 21st century.
The honors will be handed out December 8, 2019 at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington D.C.