Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Sun. 180930

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Sun. 180930

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Cher longed for Kennedy award

The phone call telling Cher she was a Kennedy Center honoree was certainly welcome -- but she admits she wanted to get it earlier. The Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner, whose ABBA-tribute album "Dancing Queen" was just released, acknowledged she'd long hoped for that call. She said she "wanted to get it so badly" during the administration of President Barack Obama.

Now she will, at age 72, in President Donald Trump's administration, which might make for an awkward gathering. A regular at anti-Trump rallies and marches, Cher ranks among the most outspoken celebrities against him. The White House said no decisions had been made on whether Trump would participate in this year's Kennedy Center Honors program. …

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