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  • Chris Beachum
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    #250078

    The 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipients will be announced in a few weeks (usually around Labor Day). Who do you think will be the five chosen this year?

    Keep in mind that it will be a mix of genres (film, theatre, television, popular music, and/or performing arts (classical, opera, dance, etc.). Also remember that there will be a mix of genders and at least one minority. The ones selected must be willing to attend.

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    Chris Beachum
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    Here are all of the previous KCH recipients…

    1978 –
    Marian Anderson (music)
    Fred Astaire (film)
    George Balanchine (dance)
    Richard Rodgers (theatre)
    Arthur Rubinstein (music)

    1979 –
    Aaron Copland (music)
    Ella Fitzgerald (music)
    Henry Fonda (film)
    Martha Graham (dance)
    Tennessee Williams (theatre)

    1980 –
    Leonard Bernstein (theatre)
    James Cagney (film)
    Agnes de Mille (dance)
    Lynn Fontanne (theatre)
    Leontyne Price (music)

    1981 –
    Count Basie (music)
    Cary Grant (film)
    Helen Hayes (theatre)
    Jerome Robbins (dance)
    Rudolf Serkin (music)

    1982 –
    George Abbott (theatre)
    Lillian Gish (film)
    Benny Goodman (music)
    Gene Kelly (film)
    Eugene Ormandy (music)

    1983 –
    Katherine Dunham (dance)
    Elia Kazan (film/theatre)
    Frank Sinatra (music)
    James Stewart (film)
    Virgil Thomson (music)

    1984 –
    Lena Horne (music)
    Danny Kaye (film)
    Gian Carlo Menotti (music)
    Arthur Miller (theatre)
    Isaac Stern (music)

    1985 –
    Merce Cunningham (dance)
    Irene Dunne (theatre)
    Bob Hope (film)
    Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe (theatre)
    Beverly Sills (music)

    1986 –
    Lucille Ball (tv)
    Ray Charles (music)
    Yehudi Menuhin (music)
    Jessica Tandy & Hume Cronyn (theatre)
    Antony Tudor (dance)

    1987 –
    Perry Como (music)
    Bette Davis (film)
    Sammy Davis, Jr. (music/film)
    Nathan Milstein (music)
    Alwin Nikolais (dance)

    1988 –
    Alvin Ailey (dance)
    George Burns (film/tv)
    Myrna Loy (film)
    Alexander Schneider (music)
    Roger L. Stevens (theatre)

    1989 –
    Harry Belafonte (music)
    Claudette Colbert (film)
    Alexandra Danilova (dance)
    Mary Martin (theatre)
    William Schuman (music)

    1990 –
    Dizzy Gillespie (music)
    Katharine Hepburn (film)
    Risë Stevens (music)
    Jule Styne (theatre)
    Billy Wilder (film)

    1991 –
    Roy Acuff (music)
    Betty Comden & Adolph Green (theatre)
    Fayard & Harold Nicholas (dance)
    Gregory Peck (film)
    Robert Shaw (music)

    1992 –
    Lionel Hampton (music)
    Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward (film)
    Ginger Rogers (film)
    Mstislav Rostropovich (music)
    Paul Taylor (dance)

    1993 –
    Johnny Carson (tv)
    Arthur Mitchell (dance)
    Georg Solti (music)
    Stephen Sondheim (theatre)
    Marion Williams (music)

    1994 –
    Kirk Douglas (film)
    Aretha Franklin (music)
    Morton Gould (music)
    Harold Prince (theatre)
    Pete Seeger (music)

    1995 –
    Jacques d’Amboise (dance)
    Marilyn Horne (music)
    B. B. King (music)
    Sidney Poitier (film)
    Neil Simon (theatre)

    1996 –
    Edward Albee (theatre)
    Benny Carter (music)
    Johnny Cash (music)
    Jack Lemmon (film)
    Maria Tallchief (dance)

    1997 –
    Lauren Bacall (film)
    Bob Dylan (music)
    Charlton Heston (film)
    Jessye Norman (music)
    Edward Villella (dance)

    1998 –
    Shirley Temple Black (film)
    Bill Cosby (tv)
    John Kander & Fred Ebb (theatre)
    Willie Nelson (music)
    André Previn (music)

    1999 –
    Victor Borge (theatre)
    Sean Connery (film)
    Judith Jamison (dance)
    Jason Robards (film/theatre)
    Stevie Wonder (music)

    2000 –
    Mikhail Baryshnikov (dance)
    Chuck Berry (music)
    Plácido Domingo (music)
    Clint Eastwood (film)
    Angela Lansbury (theatre/film/tv)

    2001 –
    Julie Andrews (theatre/film)
    Van Cliburn (music)
    Quincy Jones (music)
    Jack Nicholson (film)
    Luciano Pavarotti (music)

    2002 –
    James Earl Jones (theatre/film)
    James Levine (music)
    Chita Rivera (theatre/dance)
    Paul Simon (music)
    Elizabeth Taylor (film)

    2003 –
    James Brown (music)
    Carol Burnett (tv)
    Loretta Lynn (music)
    Mike Nichols (film/theatre)
    Itzhak Perlman (music)

    2004 –
    Warren Beatty (film)
    Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee (theatre)
    Elton John (music)
    Joan Sutherland (music)
    John Williams (music)

    2005 –
    Tony Bennett (music)
    Suzanne Ferrell (dance)
    Julie Harris (theatre)
    Robert Redford (film)
    Tina Turner (music)

    2006 –
    Zubin Mehta (music)
    Dolly Parton (music)
    Smokey Robinson (music)
    Steven Spielberg (film)
    Andrew Lloyd Webber (theatre)

    2007 –
    Leon Fleisher (music)
    Steve Martin (film)
    Diana Ross (music)
    Martin Scorsese (film)
    Brian Wilson (music)

    2008 –
    Morgan Freeman (film)
    George Jones (music)
    Barbra Streisand (music/film)
    Twyla Tharp (dance)
    Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey (music)

    2009 –
    Mel Brooks (film/theatre)
    Dave Brubeck (music)
    Grace Bumbry (music)
    Robert De Niro (film)
    Bruce Springsteen (music)

    2010 –
    Merle Haggard (music)
    Jerry Herman (theatre)
    Bill T. Jones (dance)
    Paul McCartney (music)
    Oprah Winfrey (television)

    2011 –
    Barbara Cook (theatre)
    Neil Diamond (music)
    Sonny Rollins (music)
    Meryl Streep (film)
    Yo-Yo Ma (music)

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    Chris Beachum
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    Here is a list of possibilities I have assembled (all over age 50) to be considered this year and beyond. The committee generally chooses people beyond age 60 but sometimes will select a person slightly younger. Please feel free to add other names to the conversation or choose from this list.

    SINGERS/MUSICIANS:
    Herb Albert/Jerry Moss
    Burt Bacharach
    Joan Baez
    Jeff Beck
    David Bowie
    Garth Brooks
    Jackson Browne
    Shirley Caesar
    Glen Campbell
    Cher
    Eric Clapton
    Ornette Coleman
    Judy Collins
    Phil Collins
    Chick Corea
    Elvis Costello
    Andrae Crouch
    Fats Domino
    Glenn Frey/Don Henley
    Peter Gabriel
    Barry Gibb
    Vince Gill
    Berry Gordy
    Al Green
    Buddy Guy
    Herbie Hancock
    Emmylou Harris
    Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
    Billy Joel
    Tom Jones
    Carole King
    Gladys Knight
    Patti LaBelle
    Brenda Lee
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Little Richard
    Darlene Love
    Madonna
    Barry Manilow
    Johnny Mathis
    Reba McEntire
    Pat Metheny
    Bette Midler
    Joni Mitchell
    Ennio Morricone
    Van Morrison
    Robert Plant/Jimmy Page
    Prince
    Bonnie Raitt
    Lionel Richie
    Arturo Sandoval
    Carlos Santana
    Mavis Staples
    Ringo Starr
    Rod Stewart
    Sting
    Sly Stone
    George Strait
    James Taylor
    Allen Toussaint
    U2 (Bono)
    Frankie Valli
    Tom Waits
    Dionne Warwick
    Nancy Wilson
    Neil Young

    FILM PERFORMERS:
    Jeff Bridges
    Ellen Burstyn
    Michael Caine
    John Cleese
    George Clooney
    Glenn Close
    Tom Cruise
    Billy Crystal
    Geena Davis
    Doris Day
    Judi Dench
    Olivia deHavilland
    Michael Douglas
    Richard Dreyfuss
    Faye Dunaway
    Robert Duvall
    Sally Field
    Jane Fonda
    Joan Fontaine
    Harrison Ford
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Gene Hackman
    Tom Hanks
    Goldie Hawn
    Dustin Hoffman
    Anthony Hopkins
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Diane Keaton
    Ben Kingsley
    Kevin Kline
    Jessica Lange
    Jerry Lewis
    Sophia Loren
    Shirley MacLaine
    Helen Mirren
    Eddie Murphy
    Bill Murray
    Maureen O’Hara
    Peter O’Toole
    Al Pacino
    Sean Penn
    Vanessa Redgrave
    Mickey Rooney
    Susan Sarandon
    Sissy Spacek
    Maggie Smith
    John Travolta
    Jon Voight
    Denzel Washington
    Robin Williams

    FILM DIRECTORS:
    Woody Allen
    James L. Brooks
    James Cameron
    Ethan & Joel Coen
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Stanley Donen
    Ron Howard
    Norman Jewison
    Barry Levinson
    George Lucas
    Oliver Stone

    TELEVISION PERFORMERS:
    Alan Alda
    Edward Asner
    Candice Bergen
    Sid Caesar
    Tyne Daly
    Michael J. Fox
    James Garner
    Kelsey Grammer
    Cloris Leachman
    Norman Lear
    David Letterman
    Mary Tyler Moore
    Bob Newhart
    Regis Philbin
    Carl Reiner
    Jerry Seinfeld
    William Shatner
    Cicely Tyson
    Dick Van Dyke
    Betty White
     
    THEATRICAL & FINE ARTS:
    Martina Arroyo
    Daniel Barenboim
    Trisha Brown
    Diahann Carroll
    Carol Channing
    Lucinda Childs
    Zelda Fichandler
    Harvey Fierstein
    Renee Fleming
    William Forsythe
    Philip Glass
    Cynthia Gregory
    John Guare
    Bud Herseth
    Hal Holbrook
    Garrison Keillor
    Allegra Kent
    Gelsey Kirkland
    Tony Kushner
    Patti LuPone
    Lorin Maazel
    Natalia Makarova
    David Mamet
    Peter Martins
    Patricia McBride
    Terrence McNally
    Thomas Meehan
    Liza Minnelli
    Meredith Monk
    Rita Moreno
    Mark Morris
    Seiji Ozawa
    Bernadette Peters
    Christopher Plummer
    Samuel Ramey
    Ann Reinking
    Regina Resnik
    Tim Rice
    Stephen Schwartz
    Renata Scotto
    Marian Seldes
    Ravi Shankar
    Sam Shepard
    Leonard Slatkin
    Tom Stoppard
    Elaine Stritch
    Susan Stroman
    Michael Tilson Thomas
    Helgi Tomasson
    Lily Tomlin
    Tommy Tune
    Frederica Von Stade
    Andre Watts
    George C. Wolfe
    Maury Yeston
    Pinchas Zukerman

     

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    Nate
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    Thanks, Boomer! Even before you posted the list, I was thinking Bacharach, Hanks, King, Moreno, and White would make for a very entertaining evening, but I’m used to there usually being one or two who I have never heard of before. Anyway, I’ll lock in my list for now.

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    Chris Beachum
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    I will probably make changes later, but here are my predictions as of today…

    Renee Fleming (opera)
    Buddy Guy (music)
    Dustin Hoffman (film)
    Shirley Maclaine (film/theatre)
    James Taylor (music)

    with a back-up group because I can’t seem to be decisive…

    Glen Campbell (music)
    Harrison Ford (film)
    Cynthia Gregory (dance)
    Mick Jagger (music)
    Betty White (television)

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    Irishmovielover4ever
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    One word of who should be given the honor CAROL CHANNING (overdue)

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    Chris Beachum
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    Channing will probably not receive one. Jerry Herman was just honored 18 months ago, and some of the exact same songs would have to be used again. From a production standpoint, they do not want to do that.

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Im thinking Glen Campbell will receive it for music this year. They did a big celebration for him at the Grammy’s this year, and he was recently announced to have althzeimers.

    For Film Performances, I’m thinking they will give it to either Olivia de Havilland, Doris Day, or Joan Fontaine. But my gut is telling me Olivia de Havilland

    For Film Directors, I’d say Woody Allen will probably get it.

    For TV Performers, I think its down to three people: Cloris Leachman, Mary Tyler Moore, or Betty White. But I bet Betty White will get it.

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    Chris Beachum
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    Just remember they have to agree to show up for the entire weekend.

    I am not sure if Allen, de Havilland, Day or Fontaine would do that.

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    Al Pacino received the National Medal of Arts in 2011. He could be on their radar.

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    Laactingnyc
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    I would love it if Betty White, Carl Reiner, and Olivia De Havilland got in! 🙂

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    allabout oscars
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    In a perfect world….

    WOODY ALLEN
    DAME KIRI TEKANAWA
    DUSTIN HOFFMAN
    WYNTON MARSALIS
    BERNADETTE PETERS

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Who knows? Maybe since Peter O’Toole just announced he is retiring from acting, they might choose to honor him!

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    M H
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    With the big re-mounting of Einstein on the Beach, this year could be a very good year for Phillip Glass. You would have a company together to perform from his most important work. 

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    Laactingnyc
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    I love his soundtrack on “The Hours”

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