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The Kennedy Center Honorees, pictured L-R top row: Queen Latifah and Barry Gibb. L-R bottom row: Renée Fleming, Billy Crystal, and Dionne Warwick. The 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air Dec. 27 on the CBS Television Network and stream on Paramount+. Mary Kouw/Mary Kouw/CBS hide caption

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Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and others celebrated at Kennedy Center Honors

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Dionne Warwick (from left), Barry Gibb, Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and Renée Fleming will be honored by the Kennedy Center for their lifetime achievements. The Kennedy Center hide caption

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Queen Latifah and Billy Crystal are among the 2023 Kennedy Center honorees

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Left to right, back row: U2 members Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., The Edge and Bono. Front row: Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, George Clooney and Tania León. Gail Schulman/CBS hide caption

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U2, Gladys Knight, George Clooney among 2022 Kennedy Center honorees

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(From left) Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, George Clooney and Tania León are four of the performing artists honored for a lifetime of achievement by the Kennedy Center this year. The Kennedy Center hide caption

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Bette Midler performs during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, 2019, in Hollywood, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Aug. 22, 2017. He was found guilty last month on three counts. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will skip the Kennedy Center Honors later this year. It will be the fourth time in 40 years of the event that the sitting president won't be attendance. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Norman Lear, a longtime progressive, will still accept the honors at the Kennedy Center, which, he tweeted, "represents the Arts and Humanities which mean everything to me." Blair Raughley/Invision/AP hide caption

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