Kennedy Center announces 6 honorees for 2015

WASHINGTON — The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the 38th annual edition.

The honorees, announced Wednesday, will be singer-songwriter Carole King, the writer and performer of dozens of hits including “Up On the Roof,” “One Fine Day” and “Natural Woman”; filmmaker George Lucas, best known for the “Star Wars” saga; actress and singer Rita Moreno, one of very few performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy; conductor Seiji Ozawa, who has conducted symphonies all over the world, including almost 30 years as the Boston Symphony; Orchestra actress Cicely Tyson, known for her work on “Roots,” “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and dozens of plays and films; and the American rock band The Eagles, who have sold a reported 150 million records worldwide in a career of more than 40 years.

They will receive their awards at a gala at the Kennedy Center Dec. 6. The event will be televised on CBS Dec. 29.

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