LL Cool J has become the first rapper to receive a Kennedy Center honor

Donald Trump skipped this year’s Kennedy Center Honors—the fourth time a president has done so in 40 years and the first time that it didn’t involve a national emergency or convention—but The New York Times says that his mere existence still cast a bit of a stupid shadow over the evening. Iconic TV producer Norman…

This year’s Kennedy Center honorees include the Eagles, Al Pacino, and Mavis Staples

Al Pacino and the Eagles are among the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees, alongside Mavis Staples, James Taylor, and pianist Martha Argerich. The Eagles’ inclusion is rather poignant as the band was set to be recognized last year, but delayed its participation because of Glenn Frey’s health. Frey died in January of this…

George Lucas, Carole King among this year’s Kennedy Center honorees

Expect this year’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony to be a doozy. The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts has just announced that the ranks of 2015’s honorees have swelled to include six lifetime achievers. This marks the first time that the Kennedy Center has honored more than five individuals that have…