The annual Kennedy Centre Honors were broadcast in the USA yesterday our time.
Recipients at the 38th annual national celebration of the arts are: singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and actress and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.
The presentation of a Kennedy Center Honors to the band, Eagles, has been postponed to 2016. "The Eagles will be unable to participate in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors on December 6 due to Glenn Frey's health," said the band in a statement. "The Kennedy Center has graciously agreed to postpone the Eagles' award presentation until next year, when all four Eagles, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, can attend."
Formidable company - an intimidating hall for most performers I'd imagine. But not this woman. I defy you to watch this performance to the end without goosebumps or a little tear! Aretha.
PS If you're aware of an edit without the Carole King/Obama cutaway shots, a bit less backing singers and more Aretha I'd love to know!