Fashion designer John Galliano, centre, at the end of the presentation of the Christian Dior fall-winter 2007/2008 ready to wear collection in Paris. (Remy de la Mauviniere/AP)

Accolades: The 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, announced Wednesday, salute improvisational saxophonist Sonny Rollins, soprano Barbara Cook, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, and Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep. (Washington Post)

Good Deeds: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is traveling to Cuba to distribute instruments to promising young musicians at four Havana schools. (AP via Forbes)

Honored: Modern dance choreographer Trisha Brown won this year’s Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a $300,000 prize named after the silent film actresses, given to artists for groundbreaking impact in their chosen fields. (New York Times)

New Stage: Nick Jonas will star in the Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” (New York Times)

Also in the Post: Anne Midgette profiles soprano Patricia Racette, star of the Washington National Opera’s “Tosca.” (Washington Post)