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Sara Bareilles & Others Give 'Beautiful' Tribute to Carole King at Kennedy Center Honors (Video)

Sara Bareilles hits the stage to perform during a tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter Carole King during the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on Tuesday (December 29).

The 36-year-old singer performed the classic song “You’ve Got a Friend” for a joyous Carole.

Janelle Monae performed “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “One Fine Day,” James Taylor sang “Up on the Roof,” and Aretha Franklin stopped the show with “Natural Woman.”

The stars of Broadway’s Beautiful the MusicalChilina Kennedy and Scott J. Campbell – narrated the tribute and also sang “So Far Away.”

Make sure to watch Aretha‘s amazing performance of “Natural Woman” when you finish this video!

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Aretha Franklin Brings House Down with 'Natural Woman' at Kennedy Center Honors! (Video)

Aretha Franklin belts out a song while on stage for the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, which aired on Tuesday (December 29).

The legendary singer performed the song “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman” in a tribute to singer-songwriter Carole King, who was one of the evening’s five honorees.

“Natural Woman” is one of the many hit songs that Carole wrote for other artists. She looked ecstatic to see Aretha sing it for her!

When Aretha walked out on stage, she still had her clutch in hand and she placed it on the piano before accompanying herself on the keys. She eventually got a standing ovation in the middle of the song for her amazing performance, which you can watch below.

See more photos from the Carole King tribute in the photo gallery!

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Kennedy Center Honorees 2015 - Meet the Five Legends!

With just a few hours left until the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors special airs, let’s take some time to meet the five legendary artists being honored tonight.

Here are the five stars who will get tributes:

  • Rita Moreno – Actress and singer who is one of the 12 people to have earned an EGOT – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. She is best known for her work in the film West Side Story, the Broadway play The Ritz, and her new role on Jane the Virgin.
  • George Lucas – Renowned filmmaker and National Medal of Arts winner who created the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. He founded Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic, two of the most groundbreaking film companies. His wife Mellody Hobson will make a special tribute to him tonight!
  • Seiji Ozawa – Grammy Award and Emmy Award-winning conductor known for advocating for modern composers.
  • Carole King – Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has written some of music’s biggest hits like “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “Natural Woman,” as well as her own hits like “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Beautiful.”
  • Cicely Tyson – Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning, and Tony-winning actress who is best known for her work in the television movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, the miniseries Roots, the movie The Help, and Broadway plays such as The Trip to Bountiful.

Make sure to check out the full list of presenters and performers for the special and tune in at 9/8c on CBS!

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Miranda Lambert, Sara Bareilles & More Get Glam At Kennedy Center Honors Gala!

Miranda Lambert and Sara Bareilles strike a pose on the red carpet while attending the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Gala held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (December 6) in Washington, D.C.

The two entertainers were joined by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Janelle Monae, Usher, Carole King, Martin Scorsese, Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis at the star-studded celebration.

“So grateful to have been part of a night celebrating art. Kennedy Center Honors …thanks for having me!,” Miranda captioned with her Instagram post. “And thanks to my awesome glam team. You guys are game changers! #DC #desparado #glamsquad #countrycomestotown”

FYI: Janelle is wearing a Giambattista Valli Couture dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Pasquale Bruni rings, Butani earrings, and a Rodo clutch. Miranda is wearing a Gemy Maalouf gown and a Tyler Alexandra clutch.

20+ pictures inside of Miranda Lambert, Sara Bareilles and others at the gala… More Here! »

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Miranda Lambert & Kerry Washington Celebrate Kennedy Center Honors Recipients!

Miranda Lambert and Kerry Washington lend their support at the Artist’s Dinner honoring the recipients of the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors held at the U.S. Department of State on Saturday (December 5) in Washington, D.C.

The 32-year-old entertainer and Kerry, 38, were joined at the event by Secretary of State John Kerry, who hosted the dinner, as well as Stephen Colbert, Rosie Perez, and this year’s honorees: conductor Seiji Ozawa, actress and singer Rita Moreno, singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, and actress and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.

The gala will broadcast on December 29 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT on CBS!

FYI: Kerry is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress, DVF clutch, and Christian Louboutin shoes. Miranda is wearing a Peter Langner gown, Esarsi shoes, Graziela Gems jewels, and a Jill Milan bag.
More Here! »

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Kennedy Center Honorees 2015 Announced: George Lucas, Carole King & More!

George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Rita Moreno, singer-songwriter Carole King, and more have been selected to receive the his year’s prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.

Also among the honorees are conductor Seiji Ozawa and the Eagles, Variety reports.

The gala will be taking place on December 6 and will be broadcast on December 29 on CBS. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are expected to attend the gala, with lots more celebrity guests.

“Each honoree and their career-spanning achievements exemplify a rare quality of artistic bravery,” Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter said in a statement. “They have pushed the limits of their gifts as musicians, actors, and storytellers to inspire generations of Americans and those around the world.”

Meghan Trainor & John Legend Duet At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala - See The Pics!

Meghan Trainor and John Legend pose backstage with Carole King at the 2015 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday night (February 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 21-year-old musician and John, 36, performed a duet together later in the evening.

“Last night was unbelievable. Got to sing #likeimgonnaloseyou with @johnlegend at the #clivedavis party anddd talk to #CarolKing about songwriting. So grateful,” Meghan wrote. See the pic below!

At the 2015 Grammy Awards tonight, Meghan is up for Record and Song of the Year for “All About That Bass”, and John is up for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for “All of Me”.

FYI: John is wearing a John Varvatos tuxedo. Meghan is wearing L’Dezen by Payal Shah earrings.

10+ pics inside of Meghan Trainor and John Legend

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