39th annual Kennedy Center Honors (43 images)

Sunday's 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors recognized Al Pacino, James Taylor, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich, and the Eagles for their contributions to American culture. The event, hosted by Stephen Colbert, also marked the last time Barack and Michelle Obama would be attending the star-studded event as president and first lady.
Updated: Dec. 5, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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Chairman of the Kennedy Center, philanthropist and co-founder of The Carlyle Group David M. Rubenstein and his wife Alice pose for photographers as they arrive for the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center on December 4 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves and his wife and TV personality Julie Chen pose for photographers as they arrive for the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center on December 4 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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Actor Don Cheadle and his wife Bridgid Latrice Coulter pose for photographers as they arrive for the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center on December 4 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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Actor Hamish Linklater and his guest Lily Rabe pose for photographers as they arrive for the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center on December 4 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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Actor Jeff Goldblum and his wife Emilie Livingston pose for photographers as they arrive for the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center on December 4 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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Children of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (L-R) Rose Schlossberg, Tatiana and John pose for photographers as they arrive for the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center on December 4 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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Chinese pianist Yuga Wang poses for photographers as she arrives on the red carpet for the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center on December 4 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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