Loading…
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: 9/12/2013

Joel, Santana to receive Kennedy Center Honors

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON  — Billy Joel and Carlos Santana are among four musicians who will receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, along with actress Shirley MacLaine.

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selections today. The honorees also include jazz artist Herbie Hancock and opera star Martina Arroyo.

The award is the nation’s highest honor for those who influence American culture through the arts. President Obama hosts the honorees at the White House, and Secretary of State John Kerry hosts a dinner in their honor.

Top entertainers will salute the honorees in a gala performance Dec. 8 to be broadcast Dec. 29 on CBS.

This is the first year of a revised selection process after a group last year said the Kennedy Center had long excluded Latinos from the prize.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories