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(From left) Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, George Clooney and Tania León are four of the performing artists honored for a lifetime of achievement by the Kennedy Center this year. The Kennedy Center hide caption

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Gladys Knight will "give the anthem back its voice," she said in a statement explaining her decision to sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIII in spite of boycotts by other black artists. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Gladys Knight Sings Standards on 'Before Me'

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