|Oprah Winfrey and Steadman Graham at the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors. Photo/CD Brown.|
Even Willie Nelson strutted his stuff on the Red Carpet, along with the amazing and beautiful Jennifer Hudson who wowed the audience with her musical talents, as did the Gay Men's Choir of Washington (who knew?).
This year's honorees included Oprah Winfrey, Merle Haggard, composer Jerry Herman, choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones, and The Beatles' Paul McCartney.
All the honorees were treated at the White House (as tradition dictates) for a celebratory pre-Kennedy Center Honor ceremony.
"This is a season of celebration and of giving. And that’s why it’s my great privilege as President to honor the five men and women who have given our nation the extraordinary gift of the arts", said President Obama.
Last year's honorees included Mel Brooks, Grace Mumbry, Dave Brubeck, Bruce Springsteen and Robert DeNiro.
The 2010 KCHs will air December 28th on CBS from 9:00-11:00 p.m.
|Michelle Obama, Defender of the Arts.|