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Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, American rock band the Eagles and Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas are among the six recipients of this year’s awards for lifetime contributions to American culture from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C, the center said Wednesday.

Singer-songwriter Carole King, actress and singer Rita Moreno and actress Cicely Tyson are the other three honorees who will be received by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at a Dec. 5 gala at the center.

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