Archive: Kennedy Center Honors

Overtime with Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen, who receives a Kennedy Center Honor on Sunday, at the first of four sold-out Capital Centre shows in 1984. (Lucian Perkins/TWP File) The Post's Joe Heim interviewed Bruce Springsteen backstage on November 20 before his concert in Baltimore for this story about the Kennedy Center Honors. Here are...

By David Malitz | December 4, 2009; 04:37 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Boss and Brubeck Get Honored

It's about time somebody recognized the talents of Dave Brubeck and Bruce Springsteen and gave them some awards. OK, so the pair of musical titans isn't exactly lacking for recognition. But add another feather to each of their respective caps, because they will be among the five recipients of...

By David Malitz | September 9, 2009; 01:16 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Who, By the Trends

As you surely know, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were honored at the Kennedy Center last night. (I wonder if Dubya asked them to sing "Fool Me ... Can't Get Fooled Again"?) When reflecting on the band's 45-year career, it was astounding how many trends the group kick- started. Not...

By David Malitz | December 8, 2008; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (2)

Kennedy Center Honors: Singing George Jones's Praises

George Jones, all these tender years later. (Peyton Hoge FTWP) Whether or not you think George Jones is "the greatest voice to ever sing country music," as Garth Brooks told The Post last week, you'll almost certainly agree that the Possum belongs on country's Mount Rushmore. To put it simply:...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 5, 2008; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (1)

Kennedy Center Honors: Pete Townshend Riffs! (And Riffs. [And Riffs.])

Pete Townshend picks up his guitar and plays, just like yesterday. David Segal drew the assignment to interview the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey for the big Kennedy Center Honors package running in this Sunday's Style & Arts. Lucky him! As it turns out, he could have filled the...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 4, 2008; 04:11 PM ET | Comments (5)

Brian Wilson: Writing Chords Is 'Godly,' Phil Spector Is 'Zany'

(Jonathan Alcorn) I had lunch with Brian Wilson, and all you got was this lousy story. Here, then, are some bonus outtakes from our interview. On stage fright: "It's the worst. I have stage fright every single concert I've ever done. I have at least four or five minutes...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 5, 2007; 08:57 AM ET | Comments (3)

When Elton Met Brian

Here's something that didn't make my Brian Wilson profile on Sunday: Elton John's trippy recollection of meeting the Beach Boy genius in SoCal many, many years ago. "I met him for first time in 1970 when Bernie [Taupin] and I went out to L.A.," he says. "We were introduced...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 4, 2007; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Brian And The Blowfish

From TWP's report on last night's Kennedy Center Honors: [Brian] Wilson got the final set of Honors, a tribute kicked off by a fuzzy-as-ever Art Garfunkel, who described hearing Wilson's music for the first time: "It was this unique, crazy creation: a mix of rock-and-roll and heartfelt prayer." And, er,...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 3, 2007; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (10)

Steve Martin: A Wild And Crazy Bluegrass Guy

The banjo Steve Martin used to use in his comedy act? The one he used to play while he had an arrow going through his head? And that gave him a crazy case of the happy feet? Turns out that he takes the instrument very, very seriously. Check out...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 2, 2007; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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