Bette Midler, Berry Gordy among new Kennedy Center honorees


              FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014 file photo, Joni Mitchell arrives to the Hammer Museum's "Gala In The Garden," in Los Angeles. The Kennedy Center Honors is returning in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler. Organizers expect to operate at full capacity, after last year’s Honors ceremony was delayed for months and later conducted under intense COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Berry Gordy speaks onstage during Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  The Kennedy Center Honors is returning in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler. Organizers expect to operate at full capacity, after last year’s Honors ceremony was delayed for months and later conducted under intense COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo Producer Lorne Michaels attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2019 Museum Gala in New York. The Kennedy Center Honors is returning in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler. Organizers expect to operate at full capacity, after last year’s Honors ceremony was delayed for months and later conducted under intense COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this  June 15, 2017 file photo, Berry Gordy attends the the 48th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. The Kennedy Center Honors is returning in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler. Organizers expect to operate at full capacity, after last year’s Honors ceremony was delayed for months and later conducted under intense COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo Bette Midler attends Variety's Power of Women: New York in New York. The Kennedy Center Honors is returning in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler. Organizers expect to operate at full capacity, after last year’s Honors ceremony was delayed for months and later conducted under intense COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)