Yo-Yo Ma, Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep receive Kennedy Center Honors
Published 12/05/2011, Associated Press
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Broadway's Barbara Cook, jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins also honored
Meryl Streep may have gotten her next film assignment, Neil Diamond thanked the namesake of his famous tune “Sweet Caroline,” and a tux-clad Elmo honored his friend, Yo-Yo Ma. They were among several luminaries from Broadway, jazz and classical music to receive the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night for their influence on American culture through the arts.