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Amy Grant will be among those receiving Kennedy Center Honors in December.

WASHINGTON — It’s going to be a “Beautiful Day” for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors in December.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced on Thursday that the Irish rock band — along with actor George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant and composer Tania León — are being honored this year.

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