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Billy Joel and Carlos Santana to receive Kennedy Center Honors

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Sep 12, 2013 | 1:16pm EDT

Rock icon Billy Joel, legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and jazz star Herbie Hancock are set to be feted at 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. Actress/singer Shirley Maclaine and opera star Martina Arroyo will also be among the honourees welcomed by U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the 36th annual ceremony, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on 7 December (13). Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein says, "The Kennedy Center celebrates five extraordinary individuals who have spent their lives elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world..." Last year's (12) winners included Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin and U.S. talk show host David Letterman.

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