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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. Scott Suchman/Kennedy Center hide caption

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Kennedy Center honors creative excellence in the arts at annual gala

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Bette Midler performs during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, 2019, in Hollywood, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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