Award winning choreographer Twyla Tharp will be one of six recipients of the 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors. Others include stage and screen star Morgan Freeman; singer George Jones; Academy Award-winning actress, director and singer Barbra Streisand; and "The Who" musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
The Honorees will receive the Honors at the State Department Dec. 6. The six artists will be celebrated at an all-star gala Dec. 7. CBS will broadcast the annual "Kennedy Center Honors" Dec. 30 at 9 PM; check local listings.
Tharp's work has been seen often often on the Center's stage, including the recent West Coast premiere of ABT's Rabbit and Rogue (pictured), which was co-commissioned by the Center and ABT.