Three of the six recipients of this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts are musicians. The honors, to be presented at a Dec. 5 gala at the Kennedy Center's Opera Hous

Three of the six recipients of this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts are musicians. The honors, to be presented at a Dec. 5 gala at the Kennedy Center's Opera House, are for lifetime contributions to American culture.

Two of the three musicians are British: pop legend Sir Elton John and reknowned opera soprano Joan Sutherland. U.S. composer/conductor John Williams will also take a bow.

The others honorees are actor/director/producer/writer Warren Beatty and pioneering husband-and-wife actors/writers/producers Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

James Brown, Loretta Lynn and Itzhak Perlman were among last year's honorees.

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