Five icons of the arts are celebrated Sunday. Before the ceremony, read each honoree’s journey to the Kennedy Center, see photos from a lifetime of entertaining and watch the moment that transformed each from performer to icon.
Watch the broadcast at 9 p.m., Dec. 29 on CBS.
Herbie Hancock: At 73, he is still searching for the next sound
Martina Arroyo, a star who never forgot who she was
Shirley MacLaine: Endearment on her own terms
Billy Joel: From Piano Man to a contented Long Island guy
Carlos Santana: His ‘universal tone’ rings in Washington