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Kennedy Center 2013 honorees Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel and Carlos Santana at White House reception, 12/8/1 (Photo: Getty/pool)

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(AURN) -- They are considered the crème de la crème of the art world--the Kennedy Center Honors which were awarded to 5 new recipients on Sunday.  Kennedy Center Honors

Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, and Herbie Hancock, and opera star Martina Arroyo were awarded the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through music, while Shirley MacLaine was honored for her impact on stage and screen.

President Barack Obama saluted the honorees at the White House Sunday night.  The show will be broadcast Dec. 29 on CBS.

(Photo): 2013 Kennedy Center honorees, from left, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLain, Carlos Santana, Martina Arroyo, and Herbie Hancock pose for a photo at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(WATCH) President Obama Speaks at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Reception





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