Aspenbeat Radio: Music from Kennedy Center Honorees Al Green and Sting
January 3, 2015
Al Green and Sting are the musicians being honored for this year’s Kennedy Center Awards.
Aspenbeat curated a list from both Green and Sting’s long lists of hits and popular songs for its radio show Saturday Jan 3, 2015.
According to the Kennedy Center, the Honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts—whether in music, dance, theater, opera, motion pictures, or television—are selected by the Executive Committee of the Center’s Board of Trustees. The primary criterion in the selection process is excellence. The Honors are not designated by art form or category of artistic achievement; the selection process, over the years, has produced balance among the various arts and artistic disciplines. The Honoree selection process includes solicitation of recommendations from the general public and an advisory committee comprised of artists, past Honorees and Kennedy Center board members. Previous Honors recipients and members of the Honors artist committee making recommendations included Edward Albee, Marc Anthony, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Harry Belafonte, Harolyn Blackwell, Glenn Close, Stephen Colbert, Christoph Eschenbach, Jose Feliciano, Sutton Foster, David Hallberg, Paloma Herrera, Hugh Jackman, Quincy Jones, Lang Lang, John Lithgow, Lourdes Lopez, Patti Lupone, Audra McDonald, Terrence McNally, Anna Netrebko, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Plummer, Sidney Poitier, Arturo Sandoval, Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep.
This show also includes a replay of a 2012 news feature produced by Andrea Young on how presidential candidates use music in their campaigns — and how President Obama was on key and in tune when he sang a few bars of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ hit.
Broadcast on Aspen Public Radio
Saturday January 3, 2015
Host: Andrea Young
Play to Win
Tired Of Being Alone
Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
Love and Happiness
Let’s Stay Together
APR News Feature – Al Green and President Obama
If Ever I Lose My Faith In You
The Hounds Of Winter
Be Still My Beating Heart
Mad About You
Whenever I Say Your Name
Epilogue (Nothing ‘Bout Me)