WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Singer Linda Ronstadt, actress Sally Field, and music group Earth, Wind & Fire received the United States’ top awards for the arts on Sunday with a rocking, rousing performance at the annual Kennedy Center Honors show in Washington.
Children’s television program “Sesame Street” and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas rounded out the group of five Kennedy Center honorees who were feted for successful, decades-long contributions to the small screen, large screen, and the stage.
With potential impeachment looming, President Donald Trump did not attend the event or hold the customary reception for the honorees at the White House.
The Republican president opted not to come to the annual show during his first year in office because of controversy over his polices and has not come since.
Politics dotted, but did not dominate, the evening.
“The arts is about bringing people together,” said the show’s host, actor LL Cool J. “These are times when that’s…
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