Sep 05, 2014
By Scott Walker
The Kennedy Center has announced its honorees for 2014.
Tom Hanks will be one of the recipients. The Center says Hanks’ accessibility and charisma have put him in a class with James Stewart, Cary Grant, and Gary Cooper.
President Barack Obama will also present the award to Lily Tomlin, Balanchine-era ballerina Patricia McBride, and rock star Sting. Obama will also pay tribute to a singer he serenaded during his last election campaign.
Obama sang a line from Al Green’s 1972 hit “Let’s Stay Together” at the Appolo Theatre in 2012 with Green in the audience.