Petralicious said: "There is nothing in the by laws that say someone has to be aliive, but thanks for your snark"
From the Kennedy Center Honors website (emphasis mine):
"The Kennedy Center Honors provide recognition to living individuals who throughout their lifetimes have made significant contributions to American culture through the performing arts. The primary criterion is excellence, and artistic achievement in dance, music,
For me, it was an overambitious mess, but an enjoyable one. Not sure if they felt challenged to rise to the production levels of Grease, but whatever the reasons, it was overproduced and overdirected. It detracted from the piece.
I was lucky enough to go to the best high school in the country, a Jesuit school in Manhattan. A couple of times each year, they had 'X-Days," days on which students could attend cultural events and sites around the city. Choices were open to all, with sign ups by year, then alphabetically. My first year, in the fall of 1979, as a freshman with a last name toward the end of the alphabet, I had very few choices when it was my turn. So, I settled for seeing A Ch