Produced by George Stevens, Jr. and Michael Stevens, the Dec. 8 evening at The Kennedy Center Opera House featured performers from New York, Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees accepted the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes.
As previously reported, this year's ratings hit an all-time low.
Steve Winwood and Sheila E – "Everybody's Everything":
Rufus Wainwright — "New York State Of Mind / Piano Man":
Honoring Herbie Hancock:
Buddy Guy – "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man":
Brendon Urie (from Panic! at the Disco) – "Big Shot":
Garth Brooks – "Allentown / Goodnight Saigon":
Anna Kendrick – "It's Not Where You Start, It's Where You Finish":
Don Henley – "She's Got A Way":
A performance from Snoop Dog: