Obama awards Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney in 2010 Kennedy Center Honors

By on Dec 6, 2010 in United States, World Comments

US President Barack Obama awards Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney in 2010 Kennedy Center Honors at the White House on Sunday, according to US news sites.

Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney are only among the five recipients of the award this year, along with three notable artists in the US.

The three great personalities are Bill T. Jones, the dancer- dancer-choreographer who also won for best choreography in last year’s Tony Awards; country singer Merle Haggard; and composer-lyricist Jerry Herman, who received a Lifetime Achievement from Tony Awards last year.

In his speech during the reception in White House, Obama said that that the five personalities to receive the award this year have given the country the ‘nation the extraordinary gift of the arts’.

And although each of them possesses great talent, the president stressed that they are being celebrated for their ability to bring people together.

US Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton welcomed the five honorees, as many entertainers were invited and came.

This includes Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler who was reported to have been requested by Paul McCartney to sing the last four songs of Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ album.



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