Kennedy Center Honors Held In D.C.

Kennedy Center Honors, Washington, USA - 03 Dec 2016Actor Al Pacino, Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, singer Mavis Staples and singer-songwriter James Taylor were celebrated Sunday at a colorful and fast-paced version of the 39th Kennedy Center Honors. The program will be broadcast Dec. 27 on CBS. The program was again hosted by Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show,” who wasted nary a minute before goading his favorite target, Donald Trump. He said the names of the new honorees have been enshrined on the wall behind him, a wall that “Mexico says it will not pay for.” As much as I admire the KenCen Honors, I must point out that after all these years they still have not been bestowed on Woody Allen, Joni Mitchell, and Liza Minnelli. And Doris Day, of course, but if she’s turned down numerous honorary Oscar offers she’s sure as hell not picking up some D.C. bauble.

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