Joni Mitchell to receive lifetime achievement award at Kennedy Center Honors

Bette Midler, Lorne Michaels and more will be the recipients of the awards at December’s ceremony

Joni Mitchell is among the artists to be honored as part of the 2021 Kennedy Center Honors.

Michelle will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Live Awards Ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC on December 5.

Others honored at the ceremony included Bette Midler, Motown founder Berry Gordy, saturday night live Producer Lorne Michaels and more.


Kennedy Center President Deborah F. “This year’s honors represent the unifying power of the arts and certainly remind us of what binds us together as human beings,” Rutter said in a statement.

“After the challenges and heartbreak of the past several months, and as we celebrate 50 years of the Kennedy Center, I dare to add that we bring these extraordinary people to the ‘Party to End All’ in DC on December 5 Ready to throw ‘Parties’ and welcome the visitors to our premises.”

Elsewhere, Joni Mitchell recently shared a rare video message in which she reflected on the 50th anniversary of her classic album ‘Blue’.

Released in 1971, Mitchell’s fourth studio album is widely regarded as one of the greatest records of all time. After releasing a new EP featuring demos and outtakes from the ‘Blue’ session, Mitchell took to his official Twitter account to post a message.

“I’m so happy with all the positive attention ‘Blue’ is getting these days,” Michelle said while sitting at a table outside. “When it was first released it went on to inherit a lot of criticism. So 50 years later people finally get it, and it pleases me. Thank you.”



Meanwhile, Laura Marling has narrated a new audio documentary for BBC Radio 4 about Joni Mitchell. Blue: pain and pleasure Detailing the story behind the writing and recording of the LP aired on the station last month.

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