Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter, and Cher are among this year’s Kennedy Center honorees, as the New York Times reports. The annual honor is given to artists who have contributed greatly to American popular culture. Other recipients from this year include Reba McEntire. A special recognition will also be bestowed upon the Broadway musical Hamilton, helmed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have won Best Original Song at the 2018 Academy Awards for their Coco track “Remember Me.” It’s the second Oscar nomination and victory for the husband-and-wife-duo, who won Best Original Song back in 2014 for Frozen’s “Let It Go.”
Leslie Odom Jr., the actor and singer best known for his Tony Award-winning role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, sang “America the Beautiful” tonight at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. He was joined by the Angelica Cantanti ComMUSICation Youth Choirs.