The 2021 Kennedy Center honorees: (left to right) opera star Justino Díaz, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, entertainer Bette Midler and Motown founder Berry Gordy.
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Joni Mitchell's Blue, which turns 50 years old on Tuesday, is an inquiry into personal storytelling, a document of the process of sharing heartache that changes every time someone hears it.
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Joni Mitchell, photographed during the Grammys' Salute To Industry Icons event on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. The singer will be celebrated in a pair of concerts on Nov. 6 and 7, 2018 in Los Angeles.
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Clockwise from upper left: Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell (Blue album cover), PJ Harvey (Rid of Me album cover), Nina Simone, Ofra Haza (Fifty Gates of Wisdom album cover), Aretha Franklin.
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