In a colorful ceremony at the White House on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, President Joe Biden welcomed the distinguished 2023 Kennedy Center honorees, recognizing their profound artistic contributions to American culture.
“Performing arts is more than just sound. They reflect who we are as Americans and as human beings.”
The president also highlighted the transformative impact of over 200 Kennedy Center Honorees in the past 46 years, shaping perspectives on self, others, and the world and took a moment to acknowledge each honoree’s outstanding contributions, commending Billy Crystal for his ability to make people “stop and laugh.”
Queen Latifah, 53, has been honored for her achievements in music and acting. She is known for films including “Chicago” and “Bringing Down the House,” and has won a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance in 1994.
Speaking at the glamorous event, President Biden said:
“The performing arts are more than just sound and scene. They reflect who we are as Americans and as human beings.”
President Biden’s heartfelt tributes to the honorees underscored the enduring impact of their artistic legacies on the nation’s cultural tapestry.