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Alvin Ailey Awarded The Kennedy Center Honors for Lifetime Contribution to American Culture

On December 4, Alvin Ailey receives The Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture through the performing arts—the nation’s highest official distinction for creative artists.

Alvin Ailey receives New York City’s highest cultural honor—the Handel Medallion.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its 30th Anniversary.