At a reception for this year’s Kennedy Center Honours, President Joe Biden has praised the honorees’ talents and says they embody the spirit of the US.
Kennedy Center honours George Clooney, U2
Actor George Clooney, singer-songwriter Amy Grant, singer Gladys Knight, composer Tania León and rock group U2 have been celebrated for their contributions to the arts at a White House reception ahead of the Kennedy Center Honours show.
The event, now in its 45th year, recognises stars from music, stage and screen for their contributions to American culture.
At a reception for the five honourees at the White House beforehand, President Joe Biden addressed each personally, praising their individual talents and said they embodied the spirit of the country.
“To see each other, to see ourselves in one another, to unite in common cause. Tonight we celebrate a truly exceptional … group of artists,” Biden said.