Each year the Kennedy Center Honors television special pays homage to a variety of entertainers and individuals alike and this year was no exception. Proving to be one of the highlights of the show was the honoring of legendary singer Al Green, who received tribute performances from Jennifer Hudson and Usher.
Also honored this year was Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin and professional ballerina Patricia McBride. Presenters included Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen, Mavis Staples, Meryl Streep, Reba McEntire, Martin Short and David Letterman.
Take a look at a few of the performances below: