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Tuesday, 10 December 2013 - 11:56
President Obama Salutes Billy Joel And Carlos Santana
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U.S. President Barack Obama feted legendary musicians Billy Joel and Carlos Santana as they were among the recipients of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors.

The annual event in Washington D.C., brought together five extraordinary artists who have greatly influenced American culture through arts over the years, and the U.S. leader was on hand to give them the prestigious accolades.

The Piano Man hitmaker was moved by the honour, telling the Associated Press that winning six Grammy Awards is nothing like receiving an award from the President of the United States.

Joel wasn't the only multi-Grammy winner lauded at the event - Santana was also given the honour, making him one of only a few Latinos who have ever been handed the prize.

 
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