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Kennedy Center Honorees, Class of 2017

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Posted: 8/3/17 at 1:21pm

LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan, Lionel Ritchie, Norman Lear, and Carmen de Lavallade.

With no disrespect to the above, exactly what is keeping Cher from being honored?

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Updated On: 8/3/17 at 01:21 PM
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Posted: 8/3/17 at 1:43pm

I'm a bit offended Norman Lear had yet to be honored. That's some BS.

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Posted: 8/3/17 at 1:49pm

LYLS3637 said: "I'm a bit offended Norman Lear had yet to be honored. That's some BS."

Agreed, but the idea of highlighting Archie Bunker with Trump in attendance is...interesting.

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Posted: 8/3/17 at 1:50pm

It's the kind of irony that will go right over his small-minded head.

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Posted: 8/3/17 at 4:20pm

They've all agreed to accept an award from him? I wonder how many others declined before they settled on this lot?


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Posted: 8/3/17 at 4:29pm

^ Maybe that's what's stopping them from honoring Cher, to answer madbrian's question. Although they really should have done it sooner. Still no Liza, either. Kennedy Center Honorees, Class of 2017 I was sure my nomination would have swung it for her this year. The lousers. They can shove it.

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Posted: 8/4/17 at 1:38pm

Why Lionel Richie and not Berry Gordy? Berry has had greater influence in the recording and music industries than Richie, by far!

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Posted: 8/5/17 at 8:42pm

No, like he said on twitter, he's accepting the honor, just skipping the White House reception.

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Posted: 8/6/17 at 10:32am

Thanks for clarifying; I simply skimmed the first part of the article so, of course, missed the whole point of the article. 

"The president doesn’t actually pick the honorees—if he did, he’d probably try to retroactively recognize his achievements in catchphrases for The Apprentice—but he does host the party ahead of the ceremony. Lear is prepared to reverse his decision if Trump changes his. That’s probably not going to happen, so Lear says the president of the Kennedy Center understands why he’s going to miss out on that part of the proceedings."

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Posted: 8/19/17 at 7:31pm

Not surprising. He has all but demolished funding for the Arts Programs. More importantly the event is not about HIM. He will not take center stage and get adored.

 

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