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This Time, Legendary Troubadour Club Takes Center Stage at Kennedy Center Honors on CBS

The Eagles, James Taylor, Mavis Staples, Al Pacino and pianist Martha Argerich Honored

By JOHN DALY

The Troubadour on Santa Monica Boulevard was as much in the spotlight at the Kennedy Center Honors broadcast last night as the performers the famous LA club has hosted over the years.

Among the many performers were Sheryl Crow, who honored James Taylor at the Kennedy Center Honors show which aired on CBS.

During the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, Crow paid tribute to honoree Taylor with a moving rendition of his famous song, “Fire and Rain.”

The Troubadour also took center stage, mainly because it was the club where a lot of the legends of the evening got their start. In addition to Taylor, The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt, who introduced the famous California band via video, all had a legendary presence at the LA club.

Video courtesy of CBS

The Eagles, who were originally set to be honored in 2015 made their presence known, despite the death this year of Glenn Frey. Mavis Staples who has been honored by The GRAMMY Museum, was also given tribute during the  Kennedy Center Honors.

Mavis Staples Photo © Donna Balancia

Mavis Staples is honored – Photo © Donna Balancia

 

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