It has been a wonderful Valentine's Day for me. Sweet hubby got us tickets to see Billy Joel in concert. I can't wait. My hubby is such a sweet man, I love him so.
We saw Elton John in concert a few years ago and it was a fantastic performance. I expect that the Billy Joel concert will be equally entertaining.
Billy Joel was recently recognized, along with Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine, at the Kennedy Center Honors in a wonderful display of his musical talents.
Tony Bennett opened the tribute to Joel's long career and his songs written so often about ordinary people.
"Billy Joel is no less than the poet, performer, philosopher of today's American songbook," Bennett said.
Don Henley sang "She's Got a Way" and Garth Brooks sang a medley of "Only the Good Die Young," ''Allentown," and "Goodnight Saigon," joined by a choir of Vietnam veterans. Joel has explained he wrote "Saigon" because he wanted to write a song about the soldiers' experience.
Rufus Wainright sang "New York State of Mind" and led the audience in a finale of Joel's original hit, "Piano Man."
Joel said the honor stands apart from his six Grammys. (Huffington Post)
Woo Hoo. I'm a lucky girl.