The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Awards

­Singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins and actress Meryl Streep will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick present at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman

Jessye Norman performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Honorees

Honorees

Singer Barbara Cook (first row, right), singer and songwriter Neil Diamond (second row, right), cellist Yo-Yo Ma (second row, left), saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins (first row, left) and actress Meryl Streep (second row center) will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Actress Meryl Streep (pictured) will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: courtesy of Brigitte Lacombe/The Kennedy Center
Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

Singer and songwriter Neil Diamond (pictured) will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: courtesy of Frank Ockenfels/The Kennedy Center
Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins

Saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins (pictured) will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: courtesy of John Abbott/The Kennedy Center
Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma (pictured) will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: courtesy of Michael O'Neill/The Kennedy Center
Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook

Singer Barbara Cook (pictured) will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Courtesy of Denise Winters/The Kennedy Center
Honorees

Honorees

The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors--Singer Barbara Cook (bottom left), singer and songwriter Neil Diamond (bottom right), cellist Yo-Yo Ma (center), saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins (top right) and actress Meryl Streep (top left) will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS.
Tracey Ullman

Tracey Ullman

Tracey Ullman presents at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro presents at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols presents at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby presents at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Music accompaniment

Music accompaniment

Music accompaniment at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Music Accompaniment

Music Accompaniment

Music accompaniment at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

Actress Emily Blunt at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Salute

Salute

Stanley Tucci, Anne Hathaway, Kevin Kline and Emily Blunt at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Rebecca Luker

Rebecca Luker

Singer Rebecca Luker at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Kelli O’Hara

Kelli O’Hara

Singer Kelli O’Hara at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Glenn Close

Glenn Close

Actress Glenn Close at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster

Singer/dancer Sutton Foster performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

Singer Audra McDonald at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Anna Christy

Anna Christy

Singer Anna Christy perfroms at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

Singer Smokey Robinson performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Raphael Saadiq and the Rob Mathes band

Raphael Saadiq and the Rob Mathes band

Musician Raphael Saadiq and the Rob Mathes band perform at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Group Performance

Group Performance

Jennifer Nettles, Smokey Robinson, Caroline Kennedy, Lionel Richie, Raphael Saadiq, and John Lithgow perform at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert

Comedian Stephen Colbert presents at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Emanuel Ax, Jaime Laredo, Pamela Frank, Lynn Chang and Sharon Robinson

Emanuel Ax, Jaime Laredo, Pamela Frank, Lynn Chang and Sharon Robinson

Emanuel Ax (piano), Jaime Laredo (violin), Pamela Frank (violin), Lynn Chang (violin) and Sharon Robinson (cello) perform at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Chris Thile

Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Chris Thile

Edgar Meyer (leader/bass), Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and Chris Thile (mandolin) at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Silk Road Ensemble

The Silk Road Ensemble

The Silk Road Ensemble performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Elmo

Elmo

Elmo at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
John Williams

John Williams

Composer John Williams at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
James Taylor

James Taylor

Singer James Taylor performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Honorees

Honorees

Singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins and actress Meryl Streep will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
John Williams

John Williams

Composer John Williams at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Presidential Company

Presidential Company

First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama with Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Honorees

Honorees

Singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins and actress Meryl Streep will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Honorees

Honorees

Singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins and actress Meryl Streep will receive honors for 2011 on THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Grand Stage

Grand Stage

Sarah Jessica Parker, Laura Osnes, Kelli O’Hara, Glenn Close, Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Rebecca Luker, Anna Christy, and Matthew Broderick at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
John Lithgow

John Lithgow

Actor John Lithgow presents at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Raphael Saadiq

Raphael Saadiq

Musician Raphael Saadiq performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles

Country singer Jennifer Nettles performs at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Presidential Company

Presidential Company

Yo-Yo Ma alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond having a laugh at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
All Smiles

All Smiles

Yo-Yo Ma alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama having a laugh at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma honored at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Honored Guests

Honored Guests

Yo-Yo Ma alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama at THE 34TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved