© Reuters. Kennedy Middle honorees U2 band member Bono greets Cuban-born American composer, conductor and educator Tania Leon throughout a reception for Kennedy Middle honorees forward of the official gala on the State Division in Washington, D.C., U.S., December 3, 202
By Jeff Mason and Daphne Psaledakis
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Actor George Clooney, singer-songwriter Amy Grant, singer Gladys Knight, composer Tania León and rock group U2 have been set to be celebrated on Sunday for his or her contributions to the humanities with a White Home reception and Kennedy Middle Honors present.
The Kennedy Middle occasion, now in its forty fifth 12 months, honors stars from music, stage and display screen for his or her “contribution to American tradition.”
President Joe Biden will maintain a reception for the 5 honorees on the White Home forward of what’s anticipated to be a star-studded efficiency on the Kennedy Middle later within the night, which he and first girl Jill Biden are slated to attend.
Clooney, an actor and filmmaker who performed a health care provider on the favored NBC tv present “ER” earlier than launching a film profession that earned him two Academy Awards, has additionally drawn reward for his humanitarian work.
Grant rose to prominence as a up to date Christian music singer who later crossed over to pop stardom, amassing six Grammy Awards.
Knight, who has received seven Grammy Awards, is legendary for hit songs together with “I Heard It Via the Grapevine” and “Midnight Practice to Georgia” because the lead singer of The Pips, which grew to become Gladys Knight & The Pips in 1962.
Cuban-born León is a conductor in addition to a composer, whose orchestral piece “Stride” received the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Music.
Irish band U2, with members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., has received 22 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2005.