A new class of recipients arrived Sunday night at the Kennedy Center for the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors. But before Martina Arroyo, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana were feted at the center, a stream of actors, singers, journalists and past honorees — from Lynda Carter to Tony Bennett — also walked the red carpet.

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The Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast on CBS on Dec. 29 at 9 p.m.



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