This year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors were musician Yo-Yo Ma, actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, jazz great Sonny Rollins and actress Barbara Cook. The Kennedy Center Honors are given annually to salute a select group for their contributions to the performance arts in America.
The five recipients of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors pose for a photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Back row, from left to right: musician Yo-Yo Ma; actress Meryl Streep; and singer Neil Diamond. Front row, from left to right: musician Sonny Rollins; and actress Barbara Cook. UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool
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Actress Barbara Cook is escorted through the Cross Hall of the White House to the East Room for a Kennedy Center Honors reception December 4, 2011in Washington, DC. For their accomplishments and contributions to the arts actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, actress Barbara Cook, musician Yo-Yo Ma, and musician Sonny Rollins where etched recognized as this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. UPI/Brendan Smialowski/Pool
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From left actress Barbara Cook, singer Neil Diamond, musician Yo-Yo Ma, musician Sonny Rollins and actress Meryl Streep listen while President Barack Obama speaks during a Kennedy Center Honors reception in the East Room of the December 4, 2011in Washington, DC. For their accomplishments and contributions to the arts actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, actress Barbara Cook, musician Yo-Yo Ma, and musician Sonny Rollins where etched recognized as this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. UPI/Brendan Smialowski/Pool
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Comedian Stephen Colbert arrives with his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert for a Kennedy Center Honors reception in the East Room of the White House December 4, 2011in Washington, DC. For their accomplishments and contributions to the arts actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, actress Barbara Cook, musician Yo-Yo Ma, and musician Sonny Rollins where etched recognized as this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. UPI/Brendan Smialowski/Pool
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Sesame Street character Elmo and Kevin Clash pose for photographers on the red carpet as they arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a gala evening for the 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees, December 4, 2011, in Washington. The Kennedy Center annually salutes a select group for their contributions to the performance arts in America. UPI/Mike Theiler
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