Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney are receiving the an award at the 33rd Kennedy Center Honors along with Merle Haggard, Bill T. Jones and Jerry Herman. This award show is a very special event in the world of the arts.
Oprah is following in the footsteps of Johnny Carson in winning this honor. This award is usually given to entertainers, but Johnny Carson once won it too. Oprah responded to news of the award by saying: “It feels like an elevated kind of award and there aren’t many in this category. They look at your work, your life work, who you are as a human being and the spirit of who you are,” reports the Washington Post.
Oprah Winfrey is about to win one of the most prestigious awards in America. She will be given the Kennedy Center Honor tomorrow. She has already arrived in Washington, DC to get ready for the awards ceremony. Her boyfriend Stedman Graham and best friend Gayle King are with her to watch her receive the Kennedy Center Honor, notes the Daily Mail.
Oprah is a star of media. She has created 4,400 television shows and participated in six movies. She has helped many people through the Angel Network on her show “Oprah.” She has worked in television for more than 25 years.
Oprah is also now about to begin her own network which will be called the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In describing her goals for the network Oprah said “What if I could take every hero who inspired me; every lesson that motivated me, every opportunity that was ever given to me; and give it to you?,” reports the Daily Mail.
Paul McCartney expressed his joy at winning this honor. He told the Washington Post, “President Kennedy was such an icon for us in the Sixties and his presidency was so inspiring for so many people that it is a great pleasure for this kid from Liverpool to receive this honor.”
The Kennedy Center announced “Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most successful and successful songwriters and musicians of all time, whose work has continuously altered both the creation and perception of music all over the world.”
Paul McCartney is now age 68. He is still an active musician and continues to express his creativity. Some of his songs created decades ago are still enormously popular now. There was worldwide media coverage recently when iTunes finally started selling the songs of the Beatles. Paul McCartney has achieved fame that will last forever.
Both Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney seem to have a special joy about them. They are both wildly successful but down to earth too. They reach out to help other people and give their presence to important causes too.
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The Kennedy Center is an amazing place. If you haven’t seen a performance there yet it is a wonderful experience while visiting Washington, DC. The building is very elegant and has a feel of history about it.
Also, if you go to the Kennedy Center website the gift shop there are a lot of gifts for sale that relate to the arts.