Stars Celebrated At 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, Dustin Hoffman were the honorees at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
kennedy_center_honorees_.jpg John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, Dustin Hoffman were the honorees at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
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From left, surviving Led Zeppelin band members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones listen during an event in the East Room of the White House December 2, 2012 in Washington. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the event at the White House with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees to celebrate their contribution to the arts before heading to the Kennedy Center for the honors program. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kennedy Center Honorees actor Dustin Hoffman (L) and Blues musician Buddy Guy listen during an event in the East Room of the White House on December 2, 2012 in Washington. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the event at the White House with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees to celebrate their contribution to the arts before heading to the Kennedy Center for the honors program. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kennedy Center Honorees comedian and late night talk show host David Letterman (L), actor Dustin Hoffman (2L) and Blues musician Buddy Guy (2nd R) listen while US President Barack Obama speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House on December 2, 2012 in Washington. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the event at the White House with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees to celebrate their contribution to the arts before heading to the Kennedy Center for the honors program. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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From left, Kennedy Center Honorees, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, ballerina Natalia Makarova, comedian and late night talk show host David Letterman, actor Dustin Hoffman and Blues musician Buddy Guy listen as US President Barack Obama speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House on December 2, 2012 in Washington. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the event at the White House with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees to celebrate their contribution to the arts before heading to the Kennedy Center for the honors program. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: Robert Plant (L) and Jimmy Page of the band Led Zeppelin attend the Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Kennedy Center Honors recognized seven individuals - Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant - for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Comedian and late night talk show host David Letterman (L) points as actor Dustin Hoffman (C) and Blues musician Buddy Guy clap during an event in the East Room of the White House on December 2, 2012 in Washington. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the event at the White House with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees to celebrate their contribution to the arts before heading to the Kennedy Center for the honors program. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Comedian David Letterman kisses the hand of ballerina Natalia Makarova (L) as President Barack Obama (R) looks on at the Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Kennedy Center Honors recognized seven individuals - Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant - for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors attend a reception at the White House on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Kennedy Center Honors recognized seven individuals - Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant - for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (C) attend the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Kennedy Center Honors recognized seven individuals - Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant - for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Obama Attends 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Actor David Letterman attends the Kennedy Center Honors reception at the White House on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Kennedy Center Honors recognized seven individuals - Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant - for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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US First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama arrive during an event in the East Room of the White House December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama and US first lady Michelle Obama attended the event at the White House with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees before to celebrate their contribution to the arts before heading to the Kennedy Center for the honors program. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-ENTERTAINMENT-KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Actor Morgan Freeman arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Drew ANGERER (Photo credit should read Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images)
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Actor Robert De Niro (L) and his wife Grace Hightower arrive at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Drew ANGERER (Photo credit should read Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Hilaria Thomas and Alex Baldwin pose for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Evelyn McGee-Colbert and Stephen Colbert pose for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Debbie Allen poses for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Aretha Franklin poses for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Buddy Guy poses for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Dustin Hoffman poses for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant pose for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney pose for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson pose for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors
35th Kennedy Center Honors
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Natalia Makarova poses for photographers during the 35th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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Musician and actor Lenny Kravitz arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Drew ANGERER (Photo credit should read Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-ENTERTAINMENT-KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Musician Bonnie Raitt arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Drew ANGERER (Photo credit should read Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-ENTERTAINMENT-KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Musician Dave Grohl (R) and his wife Jordyn Blum arrive at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Drew ANGERER (Photo credit should read Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-ENTERTAINMENT-KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Musician Herbie Hancock arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Drew ANGERER (Photo credit should read Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-ENTERTAINMENT-KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Actress Glenn Close arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Drew ANGERER (Photo credit should read Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-ENTERTAINMENT-KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Actor Jack Black and his wife Tanya Haden arrive at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Drew ANGERER (Photo credit should read Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images)
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US-ENTERTAINMENT-KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Musician Yo-Yo Ma arrives at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Drew ANGERER (Photo credit should read Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images)
35th Kennedy Center Honors - Gala Dinner
35th Kennedy Center Honors - Gala Dinner
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 1: (L-R Back Row) Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, David M. Rubenstein, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, David Letterman, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Michael M. Kaiser and Meryl Streep. (L-R Front Row) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, Dustin Hoffman and Michael Stevens, producer of the annual Kennedy Center Honors following a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State on December 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The 2012 honorees are Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, late-night host David Letterman, dancer Natalia Makarova, and members of the British rock band Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)
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