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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:44 AM

The Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House, December 2 (tons of photos)





Dave


Nancy


Lenny Kravitz


Morgan Freeman


Buddy Guy


Dave & Dustin Hey Dave, did you here the one about....






Led Zeppelin






David Letterman kisses the hand of ballerina Natalia Makarova


Whole Lotta Love: Led Zeppelin








The Kennedy Center

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Reply The Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House, December 2 (tons of photos) (Original post)
Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
Starry Messenger Dec 2012 #1
patrice Dec 2012 #2
JI7 Dec 2012 #3
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #4
EC Dec 2012 #18
hifiguy Dec 2012 #19
ArnoldLayne Dec 2012 #21
paranoid floyd Dec 2012 #37
Cha Dec 2012 #5
napkinz Dec 2012 #13
Beacool Dec 2012 #6
pacalo Dec 2012 #9
Beacool Dec 2012 #22
pacalo Dec 2012 #24
Beacool Dec 2012 #28
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #7
grasswire Dec 2012 #8
BlueMTexpat Dec 2012 #10
goclark Dec 2012 #11
a kennedy Dec 2012 #12
malaise Dec 2012 #14
Princess Turandot Dec 2012 #15
LynneSin Dec 2012 #16
progressoid Dec 2012 #23
napkinz Dec 2012 #17
Iliyah Dec 2012 #20
skeewee08 Dec 2012 #25
lalalu Dec 2012 #26
UTUSN Dec 2012 #27
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #32
UTUSN Dec 2012 #36
hedgehog Dec 2012 #39
SemperEadem Dec 2012 #29
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #30
louslobbs Dec 2012 #31
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #33
sarge43 Dec 2012 #40
loyalkydem Dec 2012 #34
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #35
mountain grammy Dec 2012 #38
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #41
freethought Dec 2012 #42

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:48 AM

1. k&r

 

I have to admit, I love the Kennedy Center Honors. Great awardees this year. Thank you for the great thread.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:50 AM

2. Wow! a bunch of my favorite famous people!

Our President looks relaxed and happy and Michelle is beautiful, as always. Awesome dress!!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:51 AM

3. are there any of Obama and Page side by side ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:57 AM

4. Here ya go

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:32 AM

18. Wow, Jimmy looks good.

he looks better than Plant. Ageing was good to him.

On edit: I'm glad to see David L. out of his comfort zone for a change. They all look happy as hell.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:55 AM

19. Pagey can pass for "distinguished" these days.

Pretty cool. Howzabout Pink Floyd next year?


Great pix. Thanks and Kickeroo!

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:17 PM

21. Yeah I was thinking that too. I want to see Roger Waters

David Gilmour and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd honored next!

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Response to ArnoldLayne (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:21 PM

37. Indeed!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:15 AM

5. David Letterman, Led Zeppelin..great pics, Playinghardball!

They look like they're all having a great time.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:32 AM

13. I know The Who were honored a few years ago ...

And Paul McCartney. Now Led Zeppelin.

Anyone know if the Stones or Beatles were honored.

(Who decides? and no pun intended)





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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:21 AM

6. Nice pics!!!

I always like the Kennedy centers Honors and try to watch it every year. I hope that I'm able to this year (it airs on Dec. 26th).

I'm glad that Dustin Hoffman is getting the award. Years ago when he was on Broadway doing The Merchant of Venice, he brought over 50 tickets to The Lee Strasberg Institute so that the students could attend his performance. He's a very nice guy, so is Al Pacino.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:06 AM

9. I was just going to look up the air date but you had it -- thanks!

Should be a good one!

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Response to pacalo (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:22 PM

22. In hope that I can watch it.

I'll be in FL and who knows what we'll be doing the evening of the 26th.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:39 PM

24. Maybe there will be a video of it on YT or elsewhere.

Or dvr it before you leave? Have fun in FL!

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Response to pacalo (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:47 PM

28. Thank you!!

It's a little soon, but Happy Holidays to you too.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:21 AM

7. K&R!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:13 AM

8. even the Christmas tree is classy.

Thank you, Mrs. Obama, for not being Laura Bush.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:41 AM

10. Thanks for posting!

I love all the photos, but especially the one with the Prez at the podium with George Washington's blessing.

Beautiful symbolism, IMO.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:54 AM

11. Such class....style ....grace

God bless America!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:14 AM

12. Wonderful pictures......

feel terrible we missed it, will watch for a replay.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:35 AM

14. Hell Yes!

So many happy Dems in one place - sweet as...!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:08 AM

15. Another nice photo spread...

in HuffPo, at the bottom of the page. A quote from the article:

Obama drew laughs from his guests when he described the honorees as "some extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together."

Noting that Guy made his first guitar strings using the wire from a window screen, he quipped, "That worked until his parents started wondering how all the mosquitoes were getting in."

The president thanked the members of Led Zeppelin for behaving themselves at the White House given their history of "hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around."

Obama noted Letterman's humble beginnings as an Indianapolis weatherman who once reported the city was being pelted by hail `the size of canned hams.' "It's one of the highlights of his career," he said.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/02/kennedy-center-honors-obama-david-letterman_n_2229129.html

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:11 AM

16. I got information for getting tickets for the show but it was way out of my price range

But I can't wait to see the show and to watch Letterman tonight when Led Zeppelin is on there!

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:27 PM

23. Thanks for that tidbit!

I'll be tuning in tonight too!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:23 AM

17. kick

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:19 PM

20. Hey thanks!

Pres O loves him some Michelle - LOL

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:44 PM

25. WOW!!!! Love the pics

Thanks for sharing Playinghardball......

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:15 PM

26. Great people, great photos

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:27 PM

27. LENO, eatchur "heart" out!1 Where's Mel BROOKS? n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:39 PM

32. Leno, the LOSER..enjoy your side dish of karma

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:34 PM

36. tyvm n/t

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:09 PM

29. And Heart performed Stairway to Heaven at the performance afterwards

I can't wait to see that.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:17 PM

30. Must be something else for the young men and women that are in the military to work at

the White House with this President. Imagine the great people that they meet daily. Must be the major experience so far in their lives, as it would be in the life of any young person working in the White House.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:18 PM

31. I've been working this show for many years now, everyone dressed in their finest and enjoying the

evening. In my many years as part of the production crew, there are only two people who I have witnessed, who always seem to be not enjoying themselves after we're done with the live to tape part of the evening. These two are always the same whether we're working the Oscars, Prime time or Daytime Emmy's, and any other live, or live to tape awards show I've been involved with over the years. These two are both Republicans, and both are generally miserable in their day to day lives as well even with all of their power and wealth.....how do I know?.....I've been working for one of them for 20 some odd years, and the other is his wife. My boss lives in a weird entitlement bubble, and his wife, enables the bubble in order that she continue to receive the baubles. Otherwise, a good time was had by all. I'll also add this, the whole production and atmosphere of the show, feels different when a Democrat is in the Whitehouse.......especially this year with our huge win in November. Broadcast will be on CBS December 26, 2012 at 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT. I'll be flying back to LA on Wednesday and then driving down to Palm Springs on Saturday morning. Hope all you guys and gals are doing great and enjoy the broadcast.
Lou

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:35 PM

33. Who was the Reich wing fuckwad who said Mrs. Obama does not

"Look like a First Lady"??????
She is the most attractive, most sophisticated, best dressed First Lady since Jackie Kennedy.
(with apologies to Hillary)

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #33)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:24 AM

40. Rush Limbaugh among others. Said she didn't look like a Sports Illustrated beach bunny

I agree. She looks like a very carefully invested million bucks - always.

That smile could light up solar systems. President Obama is a very fortunate man.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:40 PM

34. President Bartlett with President Obama, I love it......

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:44 PM

35. Led Zeppelin!!!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:37 AM

38. The last time we had Camelot, I was a teenager

Thank you to the President and First Lady for bringing it back in my lifetime. The President's popularity is soaring, making it easier than ever for Dems to do the right thing. Medicare for all! Tax the rich!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #38)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:48 PM

41. oh! you are right...I had not thought of it that way, but you are right.

We must be the same age...I was 18 when JFK was killed.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:53 PM

42. WOW! Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones

If Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson were there I would be in absolute Nirvana!! AWESOME!

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