Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Meryl Streep, Yo Yo Ma, Neil Diamond Get Kennedy Center Honors

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The Kennedy Center Honors have been announced, and they’re a nice little group this year. Meryl Streep, Yo Yo Ma, Neil Diamond, singer Barbara Cook, and jazz musician Sonny Rollins are getting the nods. Streep was long overdue at this point. She may be headed to an Oscar nomination again with “Iron Lady” so December is a great time–right before the Critics Choice, Golden Globe and other awards nominations. Neil Diamond is finally getting his due — he was just inducted into the Rock Hall, etc. The others are all serious artists. I do wish that the Kennedy Center would honor writers and fine artists, but that may be too high falutin’ for them.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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