John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Baltimore's Philip Glass to receive Kennedy Center honor; Cher, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter, 'Hamilton' also to be honored

Baltimore's Philip Glass to receive Kennedy Center honor; Cher, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter, 'Hamilton' also to be honored

Philip Glass, the 81-year-old Baltimore-born composer whose distinctively pulsating music helped establish the style known as minimalism, is among those who will be honored for lifetime achievements in the arts at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors in December. 

Also being honored will be singer and actress Cher, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.

The Kennedy Center also announced Wednesday a special award for the genre-bending musical "Hamilton," as part of the gala set for Dec. 2.

Before last year's program, several honorees threatened a boycott if President Donald Trump attended. He and first lady Melania Trump...

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