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The Kennedy center inducts a new class of honorees

Monday, December 09, 2013 - 01:12

Dec. 09 - Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and guitarist Carlos Santana are among the entertainers celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors. Alicia Powell reports.

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With notes of rock, jazz and opera, Washington celebrated piano man Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and guitarist Carlos Santana at the Kennedy Center Honors, the capital's annual celebration of the arts - with jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and opera singer Martina Arroyo rounding out the list of honorees. The evening is one of the country's most prestigious award ceremonies for stars of the stage, screen and concert hall. For MacLaine, who grew up in near the Washington area, being honored feels like she's returned to her roots. SOUNDBITE: Shirley MacLaine, actress, saying (English): "I grew up from ten on here in Washington. So my ballet work ethic, my self-expression and all that really started here. It means coming home. It's as though this is where I started." The ceremony started with actress Glen Close introducing the honorees. And was followed by tributes to all of the entertainers. The show, which was recorded on December 8, will be broadcast on U.S. network CBS on December 29.

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The Kennedy center inducts a new class of honorees

Monday, December 09, 2013 - 01:12