By Brian Ives 

Legendary rock band the Eagles, iconic singer-songwriter Carole King and filmmaker and Star Wars creator George Lucas lead this year’s Kennedy Center honorees. Other honorees include actress/singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.

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The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will be take place on December 6, and will be taped for broadcast on Tuesday December 29 at 9 pm ET/PT on CBS.

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Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said in a statement, “The music of the Eagles has endured as the quintessential American rock and roll sound for generations; Carole King’s heartfelt lyrics and tunes are woven throughout the tapestry of American music; George Lucas’ films have enriched our world with stories of epic adventure; Rita Moreno’s iconic spitfire roles are embedded in the heart of American culture; Seiji Ozawa’s artistic leadership as a conductor has set a new standard for orchestras around the world; and Cicely Tyson’s range of strong female roles on stage and screen have broken boundaries for women of color.”

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