Tom Hanks, Sting to receive Kennedy Centre Honours

Tom Hanks, Sting to receive Kennedy Centre Honours


Los Angeles: Celebrities Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Sting will be among this year's recipients of the Kennedy Centre Honours.

The trio will be honoured along with legendary soul singer Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride for "their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts", reportedly.

This year's ceremony will be attended by US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama at the Kennedy Centre Opera House on December 7.

Kennedy Centre chairman David M Rubenstein announced this year's recipients. "The Kennedy Centre celebrates five extraordinary individuals who have spent their lives elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world.

"Al Green's iconic voice stirs our souls in a style that is all his own. Tom Hanks has a versatility that ranks him among the greatest actors of any generation. One of the world's greatest ballerinas, Patricia McBride continues to carry forward her legacy for future generations. Sting's unique voice and memorable songwriting have entertained audiences for decades," Rubenstein said.

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