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Exclusive Photos From The ASCAP Centennial Awards

Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder were honored with once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Awards on November 17, 2014. The awards ceremony, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, featured tributes as well as performances by the honorees.

Sting and Chris Botti performed “Big Man On Mulberry Street” in tribute to Billy. After accepting the ASCAP Centennial Award, Billy took the stage with Mark Rivera to perform “New York State Of Mind” for the honorees and guests in attendance.

The event was the first-ever fundraiser benefiting The ASCAP Foundation and its music education, talent development and humanitarian activities.

View more exclusive photos from the ASCAP Centennial Awards.

Billy Joel, Sting and Paul Williams

Sting and Paul Williams present ASCAP Centennial Award to Billy Joel at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY on November 17, 2014.

Billy Joel and Mark Rivera

Billy Joel and Mark Rivera perform “New York State Of Mind” at the ASCAP Centennial Awards at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY on November 17, 2014.

Billy Joel, Alexis Roderick and Claire Mercuri with Elaine London, Ed London and Patricia London Wager

Billy Joel, Alexis Roderick and Claire Mercuri greet Elaine London, Ed London of Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, LLP, and Patricia London Wager at the ASCAP Centennial Awards at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY on November 17, 2014.

Photos by Jeff Schock

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