Sting, Al Green Among Five Kennedy Center Honorees

Frank Ockenfels


Top performers and power players from Hollywood, Broadway and the nation's capital are gathering this weekend to honor five artists who will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors.

This year's honorees are Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin, singer Al Green and one of the world's great ballerinas, Patricia McBride.

President Barack Obama will salute the honorees Sunday (Dec. 7) at the White House before a gala performance in their honor hosted by Stephen Colbert. The show will be broadcast Dec. 30 on CBS. The Kennedy Center Honors are the nation's highest award for influencing American culture through the arts.

Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a dinner for the honorees Saturday. Kerry says art is a transformational force worldwide that has the power to inspire dreams, lift spirits and move souls.


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