Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS

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Eminent artists, friends and peers of this year's seven honorees converged in Washington, D.C., last night (Dec. 2) to present entertaining and heartfelt tributes at THE 35TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, with Caroline Kennedy as host for the 10th consecutive year. Get a first look below!

The annual event recognizes recipients for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures and television. Keeping with tradition, the roster of performers and presenters remained secret prior to the gala and a short biographical film was featured during each honoree's tribute.

Performers and presenters included Alec Baldwin, Jeff Beck, Jack Black, Jason Bonham, Tracy Chapman, Gary Clark, Jr., Alina Cojocaru, Billy Connolly, Angel Corella, Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Foo Fighters, Morgan Freeman, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg, Beth Hart, Judith Jamison, Julie Kent, Kid Rock, Jimmy Kimmel, Lenny Kravitz, Laura Osnes, Veronika Part, Tiler Peck, Grace Ann Pierce, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Romano, Liev Schreiber, Jimmie Vaughan, Naomi Watts, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson.
 
President and Mrs. Barack Obama were seated with the honorees in the Presidential Box of the Opera House at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, after hosting the traditionAl White House reception for the honorees.
 
Photo credit: John Paul Filo/Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS

Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS

Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin, David Letterman

Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, ason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, Ann Wilson, Dave Grohl, Nancy Wilson, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, and Jack Black

Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
Ray Romano

Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
Jimmy Kimmel

Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
Alec Baldwin

Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
Gary Clark, Jr., Tracy Chapman, Bonnie Raitt, Morgan Freeman, Jimmie Vaughan, Beth Hart, and Jeff Beck

Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
Bonnie Raitt

Photo Flash: First Look - 35th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
Morgan Freeman




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