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Sally Field Gets Tom Hanks' Support at Kennedy Center Honors!

Sally Field walks the red carpet while attending the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors event on Sunday (December 8) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The two-time Oscar-winning actress was one of the five honorees at this year’s event and she received support from her Forrest Gump co-star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson!

The other honorees this year were Earth, Wind & Fire, singer Linda Ronstadt, the creators of Sesame Street, and music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

Some of the other celebs who stepped out to help celebrate the honorees included Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lucy Liu, Kevin Kline, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Vereen, LL Cool J, Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw, Maura Tierney, David Foster, Audra McDonald, and Cedric the Entertainer.

Sadly, earlier in the day it was confirmed that the longtime puppeteer of Sesame Street‘s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch had passed away.

FYI: Lucy is wearing a Georges Chakra Couture gown. Audra is wearing a Romona Keveža Collection gown.

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The Kennedy Center Announces 2019 Honorees - See the Full List!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2019 honorees!

Five honorees were selected to receive the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements, the organization announced on Thursday (July 18).

Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas will all be honored at the event.

“The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness. Earth, Wind & Fire’s hooks and grooves are the foundation of a seminal style that continues to shape our musical landscape; Sally Field has brought us unforgettable characters, both joyous and poignant, for more than five decades; Linda Ronstadt is the defining voice of a generation, spanning genres, languages, and continents; Sesame Street continues to revolutionize how children and adults learn about our world; and Michael Tilson Thomas goes far beyond keeping score: he has shaped American music and musical institutions for the 21st century.” said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein.

This is the first time a television program will receive the award.

The Kennedy Center Honors medallions will be presented on Saturday, December 7, the night before the Gala, at a State Department dinner. The Honors Gala will be recorded for broadcast on CBS as a two-hour primetime special on Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. ET.

Travis Scott Performs With James Blake & Earth, Wind & Fire at Grammys 2019 - Watch!

Travis Scott is setting the stage ablaze!

The 26-year-old rapper performed at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Travis Scott

Travis performed “Stop Trying to Be God” and “No Bystanders” with James Blake and Mike Dean, as well as Verdine White and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Travis was nominated for “Sicko Mode” for Best Rap Performance, as well as for Best Rap Song. He was also nominated for Best Rap Album.

Watch a clip from the performance below!

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Stevie Wonder & Pentatonix Sing Earth Wind & Fire Song For Maurice White Tribute

Pentatonix harmonize up on stage along with Stevie Wonder at the 2016 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Monday (February 15) in Los Angeles.

The Grammy winning group — Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, and Kevin Olusola — teamed up with Stevie for a version of Earth, Wind & Fire‘s “That’s The Way Of The World” in tribute to Maurice White.

“Thank you to Stevie Wonder and @PTXofficial for the tribute to our Maurice White 🙏🏿 @TheGRAMMYs” Earth, Wind & Fire thanked all the artists on Twitter afterwards.

Maurice White Dead - Earth, Wind, & Fire Founder Dies at 74

Maurice White, one of the founding members of the legendary group Earth, Wind, & Fire, has died at age 74.

The singer passed away in his sleep on Thursday morning (February 4) in Los Angeles.

Maurice has been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1992 and his condition has worsened recently, according to TMZ. He stopped touring with the group in 1994 as the disease progressed.

In recent years, Maurice still was involved in the decisions for the band even though he hasn’t been performing with them. Earth, Wind, and Fire was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and they are also known for being the first African-American act to sell out the famous Madison Square Garden.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Maurice‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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