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Saturday
Dec072013

Shirley MacLaine Among Kennedy Center Honors Recipients This Weekend 

Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Legendary actress Shirley MacLaine, musicians Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock, and opera singer Martina Arroyo will be honored this weekend as the 2013 recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.

The honors are presented annually by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in recognition of recipients' lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.

The recipients will be feted Sunday night with a gala at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. It will be taped for a CBS special set to air December 29.

Earlier Sunday, they will be recognized at the White House by President Obama. They'll also be presented with medallions at a State Department dinner on Saturday.

MacLaine, 79, who currently stars on the PBS series Downton Abbey, has acted for several decades. She's been nominated for an Oscar six times, winning in 1984 for her role in the film Terms of Endearment. Her other major movie credits include Some Came Running, The Apartment, Irma la Douce, Sweet Charity, The Turning Point, Steel Magnolias and Being There.

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(WASHINGTON) -- Legendary actress Shirley MacLaine, musicians Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock, and opera singer Martina Arroyo will be honored this weekend as the 2013 recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.
The honors are presented annually by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in recognition of recipients' lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.
The recipients will be feted Sunday night with a gala at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. It will be taped for a CBS special set to air December 29.
Earlier Sunday, they will be recognized at the White House by President Obama. They'll also be presented with medallions at a State Department dinner on Saturday.
MacLaine, 79, who currently stars on the PBS series Downton Abbey, has acted for several decades. She's been nominated for an Oscar six times, winning in 1984 for her role in the film Terms of Endearment. Her other major movie credits include Some Came Running, The Apartment, Irma la Douce, Sweet Charity, The Turning Point, Steel Magnolias and Being There.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio