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Billy Joel named Kennedy Center honoree

Billy Joel performs at "12-12-12" a concert benefiting

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Billy Joel will receive America's highest award for performers in December, when he is honored at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, alongside pianist and bandleader Herbie Hancock, guitarist Carlos Santana, actress Shirley MacLaine and opera singer Martina Arroyo.

The Kennedy Center Honors are awarded to performers for their lifetime contributions to American...

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