Billy Joel: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Billy Joel: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 11:30pm - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:30am

Singer-songwriter Billy Joel

Credit: Courtesy of Shawn Miller

Enjoy this tribute to singer-songwriter Joel, recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize is a PBS music special honoring singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The 90-minute program airs Sunday, May 15 at 11:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Taped at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on November 19, 2014, the music special features Joel, as well as Tony Bennett, Boyz II Men, Michael Feinstein, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban, Natalie Maines, John Mellencamp and LeAnn Rimes, with a special performance by Kevin Spacey — as well as dance ensemble performances from Twyla Tharp’s “Movin’ Out.” During the event, Joel was presented the Gershwin Prize by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA23), U.S. Representative Candice Miller (R-MI10), U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA12), U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS3) and Dr. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress.