Grammy Award winner Billy Joel performs at the Sommet Center in Nashville during his Face to Face tour with Elton John. Gary native Crystal Taliefero (second from left) has been performing with Joel since 1989.
Joel was recently celebrated as an American icon during the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors. Various musicians from jazz, rock, country and emo performed many of his hits at the White House while Billy Joel sat in the presidential box with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle. The performance gala will be aired on Dec. 29 by CBS.