VIDEO: First Look - Billy Joel Tribute & More on 36th KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Opera singer Martina Arroyo, pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock, pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and musician and songwriter Carlos Santana will receive honors for 2013 on THE 36TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special has been broadcast on CBS each year since its debut.Below, watch Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg and more pay tribute to the honorees at the annual event!
The annual Honors Gala has become the highlight of the Washington cultural year, and its broadcast on CBS is a high point of the television season. On Sunday, December 8, in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy CenterOpera House stage, produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Michael Stevens, the 2013 Honorees were saluted by great performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees accepted the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes.
The President and Mrs. Obama received the Honorees and members of the Artists Committee who nominated them, along with the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees at the White House prior to the gala performance. The 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Gala concluded with a supper dance in the Grand Foyer.The Kennedy Center Honors medallions was presented on Saturday, December 7, the night before the gala, at a State Department dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry