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November 21, 1919 – March 3, 2024

"Eleanor Collins (born Elnora Ruth Procter) was a Canadian jazz singer, television host, and civic leader. She was known as Canada's First Lady of Jazz" - Wiki
Eleanor Collins Jazz Singer:"Look to the Rainbow" - YouTube

Eleanor Collins, Jazz Vocalist sings "Look to the Rainbow" with Tommy Banks Orchestra. CBC Television series Jazz Canada, 1980

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Canada's "first lady of jazz" passes at 104.
12:00 AM - Mar 04, 2024
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A star studded cast + chorus celebrate Mel Brooks with a musical look at his movies and the songs he wrote and made famous both in film and on stage.

Kennedy Center Honors (2009)

A Mel Medley to end my musical day. Enjoy.
MEL BROOKS - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE (ALL IN ONE VIDEO) - YouTube

FROM THE HONORS, ALL THE MUSICAL TRIBUTES IN ONE VIDEO. FROM FRANK LANGELLA TO MATTHEW BRODERICK

08:38 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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We are heading for a Broadway musical finish

So, as the penultimate video, something by a Tony winner like Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) seemed fitting

From a segment honoring President John F. Kennedy, at the Kennedy Center Honors (2016)

The Impossible Dream
The Impossible Dream - Cynthia Erivo - YouTube

Cynthia Erivo performing "The Impossible Dream" at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors

08:18 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Steve Winwood & Sheila E., with Orianthi, performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Carlos Santana (2013)

Everybody's Everything

Mrs. Obama is groovin' to it.
Steve Winwood and Sheila E. (with Orianthi) - Carlos Santana Kennedy Center Honors 2013 - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/embed/q6TnTzOBTm0

07:49 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Snoop Dogg performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Herbie Hancock (2013)

"Canteloupe Island" & "Gin and Juice" mash-up
Snoop Dogg's Tribute to Herbie Hancock at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

On December 8th, 2013, Snoop Dogg performed a mash-up of the US3 arrangement of Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” and his own “Gin and Juice” as a tribute to 201...

07:27 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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B.B. King performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Morgan Freeman (2008)

Let The Good Times Roll
B.B. King - Let the Good Times Roll (Morgan Freeman Tribute) - 2008 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

"King of the Blues" B.B. King performs the rollicking "Let the Good Times Roll" for 2008 Honoree Morgan Freeman.The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor ...

07:06 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Sting performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Bruce Springsteen (2009) while the Boss watches and enjoys with his Commander-In-Chief and future podcast partner, Pres. Obama.

The Rising
Sting - "The Rising" (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) | 2009 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

Sting performs "The Rising" for 2009 Kennedy Center Honoree Bruce Springsteen, who wrote the song in reaction to the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York C...

06:44 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Bruno Mars performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Sting (2014)

So Lonely & Message in a Bottle Medley
Bruno Mars - "So Lonely," "Message In a Bottle" (Sting Tribute) | 2014 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

Bruno Mars sings "So Lonely" and "Message In a Bottle" by The Police in tribute to 2014 Kennedy Center Honoree Sting.The Kennedy Center Honors are given annu...

06:27 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Alicia Keys performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Paul Simon (2002)

Bridge Over Troubled Water
Alicia Keys - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon Tribute) | 2002 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

Alicia Keys performs "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as a tribute to 2002 Honoree Paul Simon, who composed the piece in 1969.The Kennedy Center Honors is an ann...

06:09 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Tracy Chapman performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Buddy Guy (2012)

Hound Dog
Tracy Chapman "Hound Dog" - Buddy Guy Tribute - Kennedy Center (2012) - YouTube

♥ Subscribe our newsletter ► https://tracychapmanonline.substack.com/ ♥♥ Subscribe Tracy Chapman Youtube Channel ► http://www.youtube.com/tchapmanfan ♥See al...

05:49 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Beyonce performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Barbra Streisand (2008)

The Way We Were
The Way We Were (Barbra Streisand Tribute) - Beyonce - 2008 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. Subscribe to our ...

05:32 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Beyonce performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Tina Turner (2005)

Proud Mary
Beyoncé - "Proud Mary" (Tina Turner Tribute) | 2005 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. Subscribe to our ...

05:12 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Rev. Al Green performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Tina Turner (2005)

Let's Stay Together
Let's Stay Together (Tina Turner Tribute) - Al Green + Choir - 2005 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. Subscribe to our ...

04:57 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Jennifer Hudson performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Rev. Al Green (2014)

Simply Beautiful
Jennifer Hudson - "Simply Beautiful" (Al Green Tribute) | 2014 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

Jennifer Hudson performs the soulful "Simply Beautiful" as a tribute to 2014 Honoree Al Green, who wrote the song in 1972.The Kennedy Center Honors is an ann...

04:36 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Michael Buble performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Barry Gibb (2023)

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
Michael Bublé performs "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" for Barry Gibb | 46th Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/honorsMichael Bublé pays tribute to 2023 Honoree Barry Gibb with a soulful rendition of "How Can You Mend A Broken He...

04:21 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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At a construction fundraiser for the National Cultural Center, 7 year old Yo Yo Ma and his 11 year old sister play for Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy

After his assassination, the Ntnl Cultural Center was renamed the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
7-Year-Old Cellist Prodigy Yo-Yo Ma's Debut Performance for President JFK | The Kennedy Center - YouTube

Leonard Bernstein introduces 7-year-old Yo-Yo Ma and his 11-year-old sister Yeou-Cheng Ma to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower at "An Ameri...

04:05 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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And now for something completely different... (I stole that from Monty Python):

This isn't from the Kennedy Center, it's actually from the AFI, but heck it made me laugh, so here it is.

Betty White fetes Morgan Freeman
Betty White Surprises Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award - YouTube

Subscribe to this channel for more exclusive videos from the AFI Archive: http://bit.ly/SubscribeAFIIn this hilarious clip from the 39th AFI Life Achievement...

03:45 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Stevie Wonder performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Lionel Richie (2017)

Easy
Stevie Wonder "Easy" Lionel Richie tribute - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z25470BXYTc

03:25 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Lionel Richie performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Neil Diamond (2011)

I am... I said
I Am...I Said (Neil Diamond Tribute) - Lionel Richie - 2011 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. Subscribe to our ...

03:08 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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John Legend performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Earth, Wind & Fire (2019)

Can't Hide Love
John Legend - "Can't Hide Love" (Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute) | 2019 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

John Legend performs "Can't Hide Love" to honor Earth, Wind & Fire during the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors. John Stephens, known professionally as John Legend,...

02:53 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Cynthia Erivo performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Earth, Wind & Fire (2019)

Fantasy & Reasons
Cynthia Erivo - "Fantasy" & "Reasons" (Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute) | 2019 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

Cynthia Erivo performs "Fantasy" & "Reasons" to honor Earth, Wind & Fire at the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors.Cynthia Erivo is a British-born actress, singer, a...

02:37 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Cynthia Erivo performing "Next at the Kennedy Center"

Nothing Compares 2 U

No offense to Sinead, but you would almost think Prince wrote this for Cynthia.
Cynthia Erivo's powerhouse performance of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' | Next at the Kennedy Center - YouTube

Official Website: https://to.pbs.org/3H4ZPyk | #KenCenNextPBSThrough a powerhouse performance of Prince’s chart-topping hit, "Nothing Compares 2 U," Cynthia ...

02:17 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Cynthia Erivo performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Dionne Warwick (2023)

Alfie

This lady's voice is something else... & just wait 'til you see what she does in The Kennedy Center "Next".
Cynthia Erivo performs "Alfie" for Dionne Warwick | 46th Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/honorsCynthia Erivo brings down the house with her soulful rendition of "Alfie" in a heartfelt tribute to 2023 Honore...

02:00 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Just a few months ago:

Gladys Knight performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Dionne Warwick (2023)

Say a Little Prayer

There is no way Gladys is 79 in this video. No frickin' way.
Gladys Knight performs "Say A Little Prayer" for Dionne Warwick | 46th Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/honorsGladys Knight delivers a soulful performance of "Say A Little Prayer" in a heartfelt tribute to 2023 Honoree Di...

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Gregory Hines performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Gene Kelly (1982)

I Got Rhythm/Fascinating Rhythm
Gregory Hines - "I Got Rhythm/Fascinating Rhythm" (Gene Kelly Tribute) | 1982 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

Gregory Hines performs "I Got Rhythm / Fascinating Rhythm" as a tribute to 1982 Honoree Gene Kelly, who sang and tapped the former in the 1951 musical film "...

01:13 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Cyndi Lauper performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Cher (2018)

If I Could Turn Back Time
Cyndi Lauper - "If I Could Turn Back Time" (Cher Tribute) | 2018 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

Cyndi Lauper performs Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time" in her honor at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. The Honors aired on CBS Network for the 41st consec...

12:50 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Norah Jones and Dave Grohl performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Paul McCartney (2010)

Maybe I'm Amazed
Dave Grohl and Norah Jones - Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney Tribute) - 2010 Kennedy Center Honors - YouTube

Paul McCartney hears his famous song Maybe I'm Amazed performed as a duet between the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and the jazz and pop singer Norah Jones.The Ke...

12:30 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Smokey Robinson performing at the Kennedy Center's annual "Let Freedom Ring!" Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Girl
Smokey Robinson - "My Girl" | The Kennedy Center (2013) - YouTube

The legendary Smokey Robinson performs "My Girl" at The Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luthe...

12:01 PM - Mar 02, 2024
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Gladys Knight performing at the Kennedy Center's annual "Let Freedom Ring!" Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Gladys Knight - "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" | The Kennedy Center - YouTube

Gladys Knight performs the 1905 gospel hymn "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" at The Kennedy Center during the annual "Let Freedom Ring" celebration to honor the l...

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