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Burt Bacharach Receives Gershwin Prize at the White House -- PICTURES

photo of Kenneth Chamberlain
May 10, 2012

Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David were honored Wednesday night at the White House by President Obama with the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

David couldn't attend and was represented by his wife, Eunice, according to White House pool reports. The awards presentation and music will be broadcast on May 21 as a part of the PBS program, "In Performance at the White House," which included performances by Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett, Rumer and Shele, according to the reports.

Below are photos from Wednesday night's event.

Stevie Wonder performs during the "In Performance at the White House" in the East Room of the White House Wednesday evening. The performance was part of the honor of Bacharach and David, who received the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Stevie Wonder smiles performs during the performance.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Obama presents Bacharach with his Gershwin Prize.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

 

Obama and David's wife, Eunice, applauds after presenting Bacharach with his prize.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Bacharach received a standing ovation after receiving his award.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Wonder smiles after his performance.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

 
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