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  • Chris Beachum
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    Last year’s Kennedy Center Honors announcement was on June 23, the earliest its ever been. Which artists do you think will be chosen for 2017?

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    Chris Beachum
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    Here is a list of possibilities I have assembled (all over age 50) that might 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
    Garth Brooks
    Jackson Browne
    Shirley Caesar
    Glen Campbell
    Cher
    Eric Clapton
    Judy Collins
    Phil Collins
    Chick Corea
    Elvis Costello
    Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Fats Domino
    Gloria Estefan
    John Fogerty
    Peter Gabriel
    Barry Gibb
    Vince Gill
    Berry Gordy
    Daryl Hall/John Oates
    Emmylou Harris
    Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
    Booker T. Jones
    Tom Jones
    Gladys Knight
    Kris Kristofferson
    Patti LaBelle
    Brenda Lee
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Little Richard
    Darlene Love
    Madonna
    Barbara Mandrell
    Barry Manilow
    Johnny Mathis
    Reba McEntire
    Bill Medley
    John Mellencamp
    Pat Metheny
    Bette Midler
    Joni Mitchell
    Sam Moore
    Ennio Morricone
    Van Morrison
    Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
    Tom Petty
    Charley Pride
    Bonnie Raitt
    Lionel Richie
    Robbie Robertson
    Kenny Rogers
    Linda Ronstadt
    Bob Seger
    Ringo Starr
    Steely Dan (Walter Becker/Donald Fagen)
    Cat Stevens
    Rod Stewart
    Sly Stone
    George Strait
    U2 (Bono)
    Frankie Valli
    Tom Waits
    Dionne Warwick
    Nancy Wilson
    Steve Winwood
    Neil Young

    FILM PERFORMERS:
    Alan Arkin
    Annette Bening
    Ruben Blades
    Jeff Bridges
    Sandra Bullock
    Ellen Burstyn
    Michael Caine
    John Cleese
    George Clooney
    Glenn Close
    Kevin Costner
    Tom Cruise
    Billy Crystal
    Geena Davis
    Doris Day
    Daniel Day-Lewis
    Judi Dench
    Catherine Deneuve
    Olivia deHavilland
    Johnny Depp
    Michael Douglas
    Richard Dreyfuss
    Faye Dunaway
    Robert Duvall
    Sally Field
    Jane Fonda
    Harrison Ford
    Jodie Foster
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Gene Hackman
    Goldie Hawn
    Anthony Hopkins
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Tommy Lee Jones
    Diane Keaton
    Ben Kingsley
    Kevin Kline
    Jessica Lange
    Jerry Lewis
    Sophia Loren
    Frances McDormand
    Helen Mirren
    Julianne Moore
    Eddie Murphy
    Bill Murray
    Edward James Olmos
    Sean Penn
    Michelle Pfeiffer
    Brad Pitt
    Vanessa Redgrave
    Susan Sarandon
    Sissy Spacek
    Kevin Spacey
    Maggie Smith
    Emma Thompson
    John Travolta
    Jon Voight
    Christopher Walken
    Denzel Washington
    Sigourney Weaver

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

    TELEVISION PERFORMERS:
    Alan Alda
    Edward Asner
    Candice Bergen
    Tyne Daly
    Michael J. Fox
    Kelsey Grammer
    Cloris Leachman
    Norman Lear
    Bob Newhart
    Regis Philbin
    Carl Reiner
    Jerry Seinfeld
    William Shatner
    Dick Van Dyke
    Betty White

    THEATRICAL & FINE ARTS:
    Jane Alexander
    Daniel Barenboim
    Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman
    Matthew Broderick
    Trisha Brown
    Diahann Carroll
    Carol Channing
    Stockard Channing
    Lucinda Childs
    Zelda Fichandler
    Harvey Fierstein
    Renee Fleming
    William Forsythe
    Philip Glass
    Cynthia Gregory
    Joel Grey
    John Guare
    Bud Herseth
    Hal Holbrook
    Flaco Jimenez
    Shirley Jones
    Garrison Keillor
    Allegra Kent
    Gelsey Kirkland
    Tony Kushner
    Nathan Lane
    Frank Langella
    John Lithgow
    Patti LuPone
    Lorin Maazel
    David Mamet
    Ann-Margret
    Wynton Marsalis
    Peter Martins
    Ian McKellen
    Terrence McNally
    Thomas Meehan
    Alan Menken
    Liza Minnelli
    Brian Stokes Mitchell
    Meredith Monk
    Mark Morris
    Robert Morse
    Randy Newman
    Mandy Patinkin
    Bernadette Peters
    Christopher Plummer
    Samuel Ramey
    Ann Reinking
    Regina Resnik
    Tim Rice
    Arturo Sandoval
    Stephen Schwartz
    Renata Scotto
    Sam Shepard
    Wayne Shorter
    Leonard Slatkin
    Tom Stoppard
    Susan Stroman
    Charles Strouse
    Michael Tilson Thomas
    Helgi Tomasson
    Tommy Tune
    Kathleen Turner
    Luis Valdez
    Ben Vereen
    Frederica Von Stade
    Andre Watts
    Jimmy Webb
    George C. Wolfe
    Maury Yeston
    Pinchas Zukerman

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    Chris Beachum
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    PREVIOUS 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)
    The Who (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)

    2012 –
    Buddy Guy (music)
    Dustin Hoffman (film)
    Led Zeppelin (music)
    David Letterman (television)
    Natalia Makarova (dance)

    2013 –
    Martina Arroyo (music)
    Herbie Hancock (music)
    Billy Joel (music)
    Shirley MacLaine (film)
    Carlos Santana (music)

    2014 –
    Al Green (music)
    Tom Hanks (film)
    Patricia McBride (dance)
    Sting (music)
    Lily Tomlin (film/theatre)

    2015 –
    Carole King (music)
    George Lucas (film)
    Rita Moreno (film/theatre)
    Seiji Ozawa (music)
    Cicely Tyson (TV/theatre)

    2016 –
    Martha Argerich (music)
    Eagles (music)
    Al Pacino (film/theatre)
    Mavis Staples (music)
    James Taylor (music)

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    Angela Washington
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    Could you tell me on which date the nominations opened for the public, and where is the link for submissions?  Has the date passed for public nomination submissions?  I was unable to find any info at the KC site. Thanks in advance.

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    Madson Melo
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    Coppola, Cher and Alan Alda are no-brainers.

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    24Emmy
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    Chris, Regina Resnik died in 2013.

    I’ll predict:

    Diahann Carroll
    Harrison Ford
    Bette Midler
    Little Richard
    Arturo Sandoval

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    Rich Landry
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    I have trouble with making predictions this year as I posted in my KCH thread, will people turn down this honor if they have to spend a night with Donald Trump? Will he even want to be part of a night with people that hate him? However, here is who I think will be honored:

    Renee Fleming
    Harrison Ford
    Liza Minnelli
    Lionel Richie
    Arturo Sandoval

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    Atypical
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    I wonder if Trump would even bother to attend this event or skip it like he did for the Correspondents Dinner. The Pences could go instead, though this kind of seems like an Ivanka/Jared deal.

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    Chris Beachum
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    Wondering if artists are turning them down quietly behind the scenes.

    But going to take a crack at annual predictions anyway since they could be announced anytime between now and Labor Day.

    GROUP#1:
    Gloria Estefan
    Harrison Ford
    Mick Jagger
    Gladys Knight
    Tommy Tune

    GROUP #2:
    Garth Brooks
    Robert Duvall
    Renee Fleming
    Bonnie Raitt
    Lionel Richie

    GROUP #3:
    Sally Field
    Reba McEntire
    Arturo Sandoval
    Frankie Valli
    Denzel Washington

     

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    Chris Beachum
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    In choosing 5 artists for a ceremony, here is how I think it will be done given the current political climate. Feel free to discuss further, because we are entering uncertain years ahead.

    ONE ARTIST will almost certainly be country. Even if they politically disagree, their core base of fans do not, meaning they can’t rightly turn it down. The most likely big names are Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, George Strait (others in the mix are Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Brenda Lee, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers).

    ONE ARTIST will be a showstopper that has a lot of hit songs that can close the show in the 5th spot. They’ve chosen so many of those in recent years, who is left as possibles? The top 7 are Barry Gibb, Mick Jagger, Fleetwood Mac, Bette Midler, Lionel Richie, U2 and Frankie Valli. Maybe add in Cher, Phil Collins, Madonna, Rod Stewart.

    ONE ARTIST will also be musical but maybe doesn’t have the full set of songs needed to be a closing number. This tribute is often in the middle of the show. Artists in this group could be Burt Bacharach, Joan Baez, Shirley Caesar, Elvis Costello, Crosby Still and Nash, John Fogerty, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Jerry Lee Lewis, Barry Manilow, Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick.

    ONE ARTIST will be a famous movie star, maybe two if they go male and female. The top available men in the right age range are Jeff Bridges, Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, Gene Hackman (would he do it?), and Denzel Washington. The top women are Glenn Close, Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sophia Loren, and Sigourney Weaver.

    ONE ARTIST will be chosen from the artistic and theatrical field and could be the least know person selected each year. Strong possibilities based on age and careers are Diahann Carroll, Carol Channing, Renee Fleming, Cynthia Gregory, Hal Holbrook, Garrison Keillor, Patti LuPone, Wynton Marsalis, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Arturo Sandoval, Tommy Tune, Pinchas Zukerman. Plus any playwrights or musical composers (Tony Kushner, David Mamet, Terrence McNally, Alan Menken, Tim Rice, Tom Stoppard, Charles Strouse).

    ONE ARTIST will be Hispanic almost every year because of the complaints. The most logical among artists the public knows are Gloria Estefan, Arturo Sandoval, and Edward James Olmos.

     

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    Anton Spivack
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    Here’s who I predict, or at least would like to see honored:

    Dick Van Dyke
    Joan Baez
    Olivia de Havilland
    Kathleen Battle
    Burt Bacharach

    Other picks:

    Carol Channing
    Norman Lear
    Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Cynthia Gregory
    Berry Gordy
    Michael Caine
    Tommy Tune
    The Rolling Stones
    Bette Midler
    Little Richard

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    rigbyrigz
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    The 2017 Honors are indeed interesting with the Obamas gone and Trump versus the Artists that generally bash him, for example, Bette Midler. As others have said, would she accept, would she greet Trump, would he show up, what would the chemistry be in this public somewhat sacrosanct forum?

    That being said, I think Bette Midler has cemented her place with the recent Tony win and triumph in Hello Dolly. Speaking of which, would be nice to see Carol Channing also Dick Van Dyke and Jerry Lewis as they are certainly approaching twilight of their career and life.

    1. Bette Midler

    2. Dick Van Dyke

    3. Jerry Lewis

    4. Gladys Knight

    5. Carol Channing

    I see KC removed the Public Nomination access section some months ago… I sense Political Drama more than ever:)

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    Trump’s participation dictates who’ll accept an invitation as an honoree. The Kennedy Center may beg him not to have any part of it.

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    Midler would never partake with Trump on the balcony with her. I can fathom most of the others mentioned, though.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: 20 Years of Streep (2011) – The Iron Lady

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    Berry Gordy

    He isn’t in there yet?! My mind is blown right now.

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