Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

Kennedy Center Honorees Announced
GRAMMY winners and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Merle Haggard and Paul McCartney, GRAMMY-winning composer Jerry Herman, choreographer/director Bill T. Jones, and TV host/actress Oprah Winfrey have been selected to receive the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors award. The artists will be recognized at the 33rd annual Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5. Recipients are celebrated for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts, and are selected by the center's Board of Trustees. Past recipients have included Bob Dylan, Plácido Domingo, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, and John Williams. (9/7)

ITunes' Ping Hits 1 Million Users
One million iTunes account holders signed up for its new Ping social networking service in the first 48 hours following the Sept. 1 launch, according to figures released by Apple. The music social networking feature enables iTunes 10 users to follow artists and share music-related information with other users. (9/7)

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