Photo Coverage: Arrivals at BET Honors 2012

The fifth annual BET HONORS will celebrate the outstanding achievements of extraordinary legends in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union hosts the show for a fourth year, honoring renowned poet/author Maya Angelou (Literary Arts), internationally acclaimed musician Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts), Grammy-Award winning songstress Mariah Carey (Entertainer), influential filmmaker Spike Lee (Media), the heroic Tuskegee Airmen (Service) and inspirational coach and mentor Beverly Kearney (Education). The BET HONORS premieres during Black History Month, on Monday, February 13 at 9:00 p.m.*

The BET HONORS, star-studded lineup includes performances by Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Cicely Tyson, Common, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Rowland, with appearances by Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Willow Smith and Jill Scott. The show taped at the historic Warner Theatre on Saturday, January 14 in Washington, D.C.

Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, and Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET Networks are executive producers, along with Cossette Productions.

Proceeds from this year's BET HONORS private ticket sales will be given to Metro TeenAIDS. Metro TeenAIDS, a longtime partner of BET, is a community health organization dedicated to supporting young people in the fight against HIV/AIDS, through education, support, and advocacy.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Arrivals at BET Honors 2012

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Willow Smith

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Willow Smith

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Debra Lee

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Luke James

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Luke James

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Beverly Kearney

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Jesse Jackson

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Paxton Baker & Rachel Baker

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arriving for the BET Honors 2012 at the Warner Theatre on January 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Anthoiny Hamilton

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Anthoiny Hamilton

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Rocsi Diaz

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Common .

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Jill Scott

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Cicely Tyson

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Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Cuba Gooding Jr, David Oyelowo and Anthony Hemingway

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David Oyelowo

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Anthony Hemingway

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Stevie Wonder

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Terrence Howard

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Terrence Howard & Aubrey Howard

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Attorney General Eric Holder

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India Irie

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Spike Lee

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Spike Lee and Tonya Lee

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India Irie

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India Irie

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Raekwon The Chef

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Judge Glenda Hatchett

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B. Smith

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B. Smith

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Gabrielle Union

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Kelly Rowland

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Kelly Rowland .

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Kat Graham

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Kat Graham

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Beverly Bond

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Colonel Charles McGee

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Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

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Jeanette Jenkins

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Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr.

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Vicki Free

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StEve Johnson

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Marilee Fiebig & TJ Holmes

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Terrence Howard & Aubrey Howard

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Louis Carr

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Judge Glenda Hatchett

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Kevin Liles & Erica Liles

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Michelle Williams

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Michelle Williams

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Ledisi

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Ledisi

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Lynn Harris Taylor

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Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin & William Wilkerson

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General Colin Powell

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Colonel Charles McGee

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Spike Lee

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Michelle Williams

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Stevie Wonder

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Aretha Franklin

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.