R & B Group ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’ To Receive Kennedy Center Honors

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Verdine White, Ralph Johnson and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire at NBC’s Toyota Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza on May 22, 2015 in New York City (Shutterstock).

R&B group ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’ is the first group in its genre to receive a Kennedy Center Honor, Billboard reported.

The group, along with actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and children’s television show Sesame Street will receive the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements, according to a press release. 

The R&B group, known for their classic disco hits like the songs “September” and “Boogie Wonderland,” will be given their award on Saturday, December 7, at a State Department dinner. The award will be accepted by band members Philip Bailey, Verdine White, and Ralph Johnson. On Sunday, December 8, the award winners will be honored by performers and artists at the Kennedy Center…

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