On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Kennedy Center presented its 42nd annual honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. Among several recipients - such as actress Sally Field, band Earth Wind and Fire, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and television show Sesame Street - was singer Linda Ronstadt.
Widely considered as one of the “most versatile vocalists of the modern era,” the 73-year-old’s career spanned four decades before her retirement in 2009. Her repertoire covered everything from country to big band, Rock ‘n’ Roll to opera, and Broadway standards to Afro-Cuban influenced music.
In a special hosted by Paul Ingles, Ronstadt’s remarkable and varied performing career will be explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians, and fans this Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. on KRCU. You can hear hits and deep album cuts from all her many genre explorations, as well as commentary from Peter Asher, JD Souther, Maria Muldaur, John Boylan, and Linda herself.