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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:53 AM

David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin honored by Obama

Source: AP



WASHINGTON David Letterman's "stupid human tricks" and Top 10 lists vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim Sunday night as the late-night comedian received this year's Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin, an actor, a ballerina and a bluesman.

Stars from New York, Hollywood and the music world joined President Barack Obama at the White House on Sunday night to salute the honorees, whose ranks also include actor Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Makarova.

The honors are the nation's highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts. The recipients were later saluted by fellow performers at the Kennedy Center Opera House in a show to be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS.

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."

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Reply David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin honored by Obama (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 OP
wendylaroux Dec 2012 #1
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #2
pnwest Dec 2012 #4
1ProudAtheist Dec 2012 #3
Cha Dec 2012 #5
Cha Dec 2012 #6
shenmue Dec 2012 #7
groundloop Dec 2012 #8
LynneSin Dec 2012 #9
lunatica Dec 2012 #10
jonthebru Dec 2012 #11

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:09 AM

1. President Barack Obama and Led Zeppelin?

This is too great.I am grinning so hard my face hurts.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:13 AM

2. Also, a 27 photo slideshow, and video on the link below

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:48 AM

4. i did enjoy! thx for link. i LOVE david letterman...

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:27 AM

3. There Is Led Zeppelin

 

and then there is everybody else. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. Simply the greatest band ever. I feel so fortunate to have been a product of the music revolution. I share a birthday with Jim Morrison.............our big day is December 8th........next Saturday. The late 60s and early 70s produced the best music of all time.........and it is still seen that way today. Sex, drugs, and rock-&-roll. It doesn't get any better than that

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:07 AM

5. Such an eclectic group.. I would

love to know the process of how they are honored.. here it is..

The honors are the nation's highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts. The recipients were later saluted by fellow performers at the Kennedy Center Opera House in a show to be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS.


"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."



http://theobamadiary.com/

Thank you, Adenoid_Hynkel

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:11 AM

6. Rofl.. Hillary quote on Letterman from your link..

Clinton also took special note of Letterman, saying he must be wondering what he's doing in a crowd of talented artists and musicians.

"Dave and I have a history," she said. "I have been a guest on his show several times, and if you include references to my pant suits, I'm on at least once a week."

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:00 AM

7. My head asplode

If I had to be on stage with all that awesomeness, I think I'd die. Zoiks.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:16 AM

8. I'm thrilled to see Buddy Guy receive some well deserved recognition

IMO, while blues artists have recently started to gain a bit of recognition, in general their contribution to modern rock is still very much under appreciated. If you're a rock fan and have never heard Buddy Guy you owe it to yourself to check out some of his work.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:13 AM

9. Robert Plant just looks amazing in his Tuxedo

Robert Plant!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:35 AM

10. Very cool indeed!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:41 PM

11. I love Zeppelin so don't get me wrong.

But Robert Plant had better give some credit to the Old Blues pioneers whom LZ "borrowed" from.

From "The Lemon Song:"
"Squeeze me baby, till the juice runs down my leg.
The way you squeeze my lemon, I'm gonna fall right out of bed.
I'm gonna leave my children down on this killing floor."

Its a rewrite of a Howlin' Wolf song "Killing Floor."

Buddy Guy is a direct descendant of the Blues Masters and really deserves his award.

Almost all of our contemporary music springs forth from the Blues.

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