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2016 Kennedy Center Honors go to the Eagles, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples and more

2016 Kennedy Center Honors go to the Eagles, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples and more

The Kennedy Center Honors on Thursday announced its honorees for 2016with recognition going to Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, musical group the Eagles, actor Al Pacino, singer Mavis Staples and musician James Taylor.

The honor for the Eagles in particular will be bittersweet, as founding member Glenn Frey died in January. The group was scheduled to be honored in 2015 but postponed due to Frey’s declining health. Band members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit are expected to attend the ceremony.

“The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates the spectacular talents of artists whose brilliance has left a lasting impact on our society,” Kennedy Center...

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