Music legends Tina Turner and Tony Bennett were honoured by a variety of star performances at The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony at the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in New York City yesterday (04DEC05).

Queen Latifah and Beyonce Knowles were among the big stars to pay tribute to Turner, and sang WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT and Proud Mary respectively, while talk show host Oprah Winfrey described herself as "Tina's biggest known groupie".

R+B star JOHN LEGEND sang FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE and jazz singer Diana Krall performed FLY ME TO THE MOON in honour of Bennett.

Record producer Quincy Jones hailed Bennett as "a soulful messenger of American songs".

He added, "Tony is the one who knows how to fly us to the moon and get us back."