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  1. Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock Receive Kennedy Center Honors: Watch

    December 08, 2013 11:29 PM EST The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday ...

  2. Joel, Santana to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

    September 12, 2013 2:56 PM EDT Acclaimed actress Shirley MacLaine and four musicians spanning rock, jazz and opera -- Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Martina Arroyo -- will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, considered the nation's highest hon ...

  3. Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy Honored By President Obama at White House

    December 02, 2012 9:28 PM EST From left: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, President Barack Obama, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in the East Room of the White House on Dec. 2 at an event celebrating 2012's Kennedy Center honorees. (Photo: Brendan Smia ...

  4. Bruce Springsteen Records New Song For Pete Seeger Album: Exclusive

    June 15, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen has recorded a new Pete Seeger song for a Seeger album that is penciled in for release this holiday season. Springsteen sings two verses and a chorus on "God is Counting on Us," a song Seeger wrote in response to the oi ...

  5. Billy Taylor, Jazz Musician, Dies at 89

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billy Taylor, a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died Tuesday in New York of heart failure, age 89. The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in ...

  6. Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler Salute Paul McCartney at Kennedy Center Honors

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefan i , Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, country singe ...

  7. Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard Among Kennedy Center Honors

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey and former Beatle Paul McCartney top the list of show business luminaries to be saluted for their contributions to U.S. arts and culture at this year's Kennedy Center Honors. Rounding out the roster of 2010' ...

  8. Kennedy Center Honors Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck

    December 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST With a little help from Carol Burnett, a new star from the hit TV show "Glee" and other top entertainers, political Washington is saluting five of the nation's top artists with the Kennedy Center Honors this weekend. A surprise list ...

  9. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Brubeck just wishes his mom could see him now: On Dec. 6, the same day the jazz composer and pianist turns 89, he'll be among the leading artists feted at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors Gala. Dignitaries from President Barack Obama on do ...

  10. C3 On Producing President Obama's Inauguration

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST What does it feel like to be part of the team that produced President Barack Obama's inaugural activities? "It was an overwhelming experience," said Charlie Jones, partner in the Austin-based promoter/production company C3 Presents. ...

  11. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  12. HBO To Broadcast Star-Packed Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free ...

  13. Kennedy Center Honors Streisand, The Who

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back. Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washington's few A-list ...

  14. Jones, Streisand, Townshend, Daltrey Nab Kennedy Honors

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Jones and Barbra Streisand, as well as Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who, will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. Actor Morgan Freeman and choreographer Twyla Tharp will also be honored. "With their extraordinary gen ...

  15. Nigeria Hosts Expanded ThisDay Fest

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT African music will form the foundation of Nigeria's expanded ThisDay festival, which begins in Lagos on July 13 with Senegal's Youssou N'Dour leading the charge. Organizers report that this year's third annual event at the This ...

  16. Jazz Great Shirley Horn Dies

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, died yesterday (Oct. 20). She was 71. Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimat ...

  17. Jazz Bassist 'Keter' Betts Dies At 77

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Career spanned 50 years. William Thomas "Keter" Betts, a giant on jazz bass who accompanied Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and helped present bossa nova to the American public, died August 6 at his home in Silver Spring, Md. He was 77 ...

  18. Country Hall Of Fame Festival To Bow Next Spring

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John F. Kennedy Center is a partner. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to present a country music festival next spring. Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris will serve as honor ...

  19. Country Hall Of Fame Festival To Bow Next Spring

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John F. Kennedy Center is a partner. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to present a country music festival next spring. Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris will serve as honor ...

  20. Elton John Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three of the six recipients of this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts are musicians. The honors, to be presented at a Dec. 5 gala at the Kennedy Center's Opera Hous Three of the six recipients of this ...