The Kennedy Center goes Grammys and ignores theatre, dance, jazz, opera. They will induct three pop acts this winter– the Eagles, James Taylor, and Mavis Staples.
Al Pacino was chosen from film, and Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich were also chosen.
But the Kennedy Center Honors now chases TV ratings. And they have followed the Grammy plan by inducting three pop acts. The Eagles were left over from last year. James Taylor already got the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Mavis Staples represents the R&B world and stands for her family group, The Staples Singers.
The Kennedy Center managed to ignore Broadway during its biggest year in ages– that takes guts. Ballet was also dumped, and jazz and opera were ignored.
Like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honors is starting to circle the drain.
All they’re missing is LL Cool J as emcee.
Meantime, no Dick van Dyke or Carl Reiner, Mary Tyler Moore. Doris Day? And Kenny Rogers? The Eagles will fulfill the country music aspect.