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Sting, Tom Hanks among Kennedy Center honorees

This Feb. 16, 2014 file photo shows actor Tom Hanks in London. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selections Thursday which include Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin, ballerina Patricia McBride and singer Al Green. AP

It’s a rare honor for an artist to receive accolades from the president, let alone have him sing one of your tunes.

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Sting and Paul Simon rehearsing for upcoming tour

This June 13, 2013 file photo, Sting performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th annual induction and awards gala in New York. Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take turns singing some of each other's biggest hits. "He's the master," Sting said Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, by satellite from New York. "If I ever wanted to emulate a literary and literate songwriter, then Paul Simon would be the person I would go to." AP

Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take turns singing some of each other’s biggest hits.

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Sting, Cher and Elton John–when talent trumps trends

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JOHN. Pares down his flamboyant musicality with a back-to-basics trio.

Sting, Cher and Elton John are already in their 60s, but their enduring careers are incontrovertible proof that genuine talent will always trump trends and gimmicks—as their respective new albums, “The Last Ship,” “The Diving Board” and “Closer To The Truth,” demonstrate!

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Pop songwriters find excitement in stage productions

Cyndi Lauper at the open house for the Upcoming Musical "Kinky Boots," featuring Music by Cyndi Lauper, at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre in New York. AP

There was a time when most of the songs played on the radio came from Broadway. Now, some popular hitmakers like Cyndi Lauper and Sting are finding that it still feels like home.

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Pop songwriters find excitement in stage musicals

Cyndi Lauper at the open house for the Upcoming Musical "Kinky Boots," featuring Music by Cyndi Lauper, at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre in New York. AP

There was a time when most of the songs played on the radio came from Broadway. Now some popular hit makers like Cyndi Lauper and Sting are finding it still feels like home.

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