2016 Kennedy Center Honors, Saluting the Eagles, James Taylor and Others
The 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, last night in Washington, D.C.
The Eagles originally were to have been saluted at the 2015 edition of the Kennedy Center Honors, but that was postponed because founding singer/guitarist Glenn Frey was experiencing serious health issues that sadly claimed his life this past January.
The gala to air this 27 December on CBS at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The five recipients of the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry in their honor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on December 3, 2016. The 2016 honorees are: Argentine pianist Martha Argerich; rock band the Eagles; screen and stage actor Al Pacino; gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples; and musician James Taylor. From left to right back row: Ricky Kirshner, Glenn Weiss, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Cindy Frey, wife of Glenn Frey, who passed away earlier this year, and Timothy B. Schmidt of the rock band "The Eagles" and David M. Rubenstein, Chairman, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Front row, left to right: United States Secretary of State John Kerry, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, Martha Argerich, James Taylor and Deborah F. Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.