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The Great Ones: Not Just Artists from the Kennedy Center Honors

Where would we be without them? Meet and watch the makers of the music, movies, dances, dramas, and comedies that entertain and move us. Learn about the oversized talents who give it all they’ve got, in front of the curtain and behind it. The class features artists from the Kennedy Center Honors not covered in earlier classes, plus the collaborators, influences, and protégés who shaped their art and the times. Meet makers of musicals from The Wizard of Oz to Singing in the Rain, West Side Story, and Cabaret; exiled European filmmakers who created American classics like Casablanca, Some Like It Hot, On the Waterfront, and Amadeus; one-of-kind singers like Pavarotti; dancers like Fred Astaire; women of song, from Ella Fitzgerald to Tina Turner; and pop singer-songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Carole King. This online class will include film clips to enjoy together.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased familiarity with great American artists of all genres and disciplines
  • Knowledge of a range of Kennedy Center Honorees

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.