Spielberg Among Kennedy Center Honorees

Steven Spielberg was among the recipents of the presigious Kennedy Center Honors last night along with conductor Zubin Mehta, country music legend Dolly Parton, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and songwriter William "Smokey" Robinson.

The awards were handed out Saturday night at a State Department ceremony hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The annual gala was held the next night at the White House.

The gala was attended by a host of polical figures and celebrities including President and Mrs. Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Caroline Kennedy, George Lucas, Natasha Richardson, George Stevens, Jr., Aretha Franklin, Indie.Arie, Cee Lo, Sam Moore, Jonny Lang, the Temptations, Rob Mathes, Itzhak Perlman, Glenn Dicterow, Pinchas Zukerman, and the guest Israeli Philharmonic, Sarah Brightman, Corey Glover, Christine Ebersole, Josh Groban, Elena Roger, Betty Buckley, Tamara Brown, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Rogers, the Rob Mathes Band, Reese Witherspoon, Shania Twain, Vince Gill, Liam Neeson, Tom Hanks, and John Williams.

The 29 Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala will be aired on CBS on December 26th.

The Kennedy Center Honors

Click to read Army Archerd's first hand account of the gala


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