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Billy Joel joined Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts.
Tony Bennett opened the tribute to Billy Joel explaining: "Billy Joel is no less than the poet, performer, philosopher of today's American songbook".
Don Henley sang "She's Got a Way" and Garth Brooks sang a medley of "Only the Good Die Young," ''Allentown," and "Goodnight Saigon," joined by a choir of Vietnam veterans. Billy Joel wrote "Saigon" because he wanted to write a song about the soldiers' experience.
Rufus Wainright sang "New York State of Mind" and led the audience in a finale of Joel's original hit, "Piano Man."
President Barack Obama saluted the honorees Sunday night. The show will be broadcast Dec. 29.
Robert "Kool" Bell joined me on the phone this morning (12/6/13) to chat about the groups first Christmas album, their upcoming 50th anniversary and more.
"Kool For The Holidays” features 8 standard and 6 original Christmas songs to get the entire family ready for their Christmas party.
I can't wait to hear this album.
This Weekend, join the Granada Hills Community as they come together for the "Believe in #17" Baseball Tournament Fundraiser! Emily Lomeli (#17) is a brave Cancer Warrior at the young age of 10 and we're surrounding her with our love and support! During the Tournament the "Believe in #17" staff will host a Silent Auction, Raffle Giveaways, BBQ and more!
Special Opening Ceremony at 9:30am
More info including venue address + link to the Donation page HERE.
Disney ambassador Megan joined Natalia and myself this week to chat about what's up at the Disneyland Resort this holiday season.
(location and prizes are subject to change the day of)**