Lady Gaga, Usher, Bruce Springsteen & More Pay Tribute to 2014 Kennedy Center Honorees

December 8, 2014 6:54 PM

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“Tonight Washington puts the arts above politics. Because no matter what political party you belong to, everyone wants a selfie with Tom Hanks.” So declared host Stephen Colbert on Sunday night as he kicked off the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors, the ultimate power mash-up of arts, politics and business.

This year’s incarnation spotlighted Hanks, Rev. Al Green, Sting, Lily Tomlin and ballerina Patricia McBride in a show heavy on laughs and music determined to get this beltway-insider audience -- which included the President, First Lady, and Secretary of State John Kerry -- on its feet.

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