December 29th this event will be broadcast, it took place last night. Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, and opera star Martina Arroyao, along with actress Shirley MacLaine received Kennedy Center Honors.  Billy Joel & Carlos Santana have made an enormous contribution to the world of music, accepted several awards, and have careers that span many years.  The Kennedy Center Honor is the top award in the nation given to performers.

He shows off his skills on the keys here, with 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' & his signature 'Piano Man'

Here is Billy Joel playing a few years ago at a Kennedy Center Honor presentation.

Here is one of my personal favorites from Billy.  I still remember years ago when I first got this album, I played this track over and over and over again.

Here he is accepting entry into the 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' in 1999

This was a comment posted under the video, a prediction from 'ChrisDutch' 1 year ago.

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Carlos Santana also will be receiving an honor.

Check out this video of him playing with Faith Hill

I have had the pleasure of watching Carlos play live, and I tell you, he is BLOW YOU AWAY fantastic.

Here is a fun little commercial he did with Mariah Carey.  'Stilettos sound like this...'

Here is Carlos accepting an 'Alma Award'

Read more about the 'Kenndy Center Honor' recipients here...