Return to tradition: Biden celebrates Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell at Kennedy Center Honors

Return to tradition: Biden celebrates Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell at Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden celebrated artists including Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell and Lorne Michaels on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, bringing back presidential participation to an annual event skipped by Republican Donald Trump.Singer Justino Díaz and Motown founder Berry Gordy rounded out the group of artists selected by the Kennedy … Read more

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, whose work transformed musical theater, dead at 91

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, whose work transformed musical theater, dead at 91

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with such works as “West Side Story,” “Into the Woods” and “Sweeney Todd,” died early Friday at the age of 91, his publicist said.The musical great died at his home in … Read more