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

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. Elmo

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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

44. 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

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. 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

51. 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

52. 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

53. 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

54. 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

55. 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

56. 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