December 04, 2006 04:03:45 GMT
Oscar-winner Steven Spielberg, Motown star Smokey Robinson and stage producer Andrew Lloyd Webber have collected awards for contributions to US culture.
The likes of Dolly Parton, Steven Spielberg, and Andrew Lloyd Webber were those who were honored with the Kennedy Center Honors of 2006 Sunday Dec 3rd during the 29th annual national celebration of the arts.
The awards, recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the performing arts in the US, whether through TV, film, music, theater, opera or music, also honored conductor Zubin Mehta who becomes the first person of Indian heritage to receive a Kennedy Center Honor, and Motown star Smokey Robinson.
At an evening gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, fellow entertainers and artists were celebrating the careers of the five honorees. The ceremony will be shown on the CBS network in the US on December 26th.