THE SCREENING ROOM: Highlights from 2013 Kennedy Center Honors, Including Anna Kendrick, Rufus Wainwright and More (Video)

By Playbill Staff
December 31, 2013

The Annual Kennedy Center Honors — which, this year, celebrated opera singer Martina Arroyo; pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock; pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel; actress Shirley MacLaine; and musician and songwriter Carlos Santana — was broadcast on CBS Dec. 29. Here are highlights from the evening.



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.

Read details from the evening here.

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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: