Lady Gaga singing “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”? Martin Short leading a seeming cast of thousands doing “Yankee Doodle Dandy”? Bruno Mars performing “Message in a Bottle”? It can only be the Kennedy Center Honors. This year’s broadcast, which aired Tuesday night, paid tribute to R&B great Al Green, the multitalented Sting, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, dancer Patricia McBride and comedian Lily Tomlin. It’s hard to do wrong with a Green song, and Earth, Wind & Fire led off with a heartfelt version of “Love and Happiness.” The band was followed by such performers as Jennifer Hudson and Usher.