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Kennedy Center honors for Cher, Reba McEntire, Hamilton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will be honored for lifetime achievements in the arts at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. The national arts 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, ...

The Most Important Lessons Conductor Marin Alsop Learned From Her Mentor Leonard Bernstein

As the world celebrates the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, one of his protégés, conductor Marin Alsop has a busy schedule conducting his works around the world. During rehearsals with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for performances of Bernstein’s MASS at the Ravinia Festival, Alsop spoke about some of the most important lessons she learned from her mentor about music and about life.