The 2013 Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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” is being awarded the nation’s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.

Billy Joel joins Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All of them have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children — and have never stopped. (more via HuffPo)


36th Kennedy Center Honors - Gala Dinner


The President and First Lady arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House

michelle obama kennedy center honors 2013

first lady michelle kennedy center honors

kennedy center honors 2013

michelle obama kennedy center 2013



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