Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Kennedy Center Honorees: Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey and More

Every year around the holidays, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts selects and celebrates individuals who have, through their lifetime achievement in the arts, contributed to enriching and enhancing culture in America.

On December 5th, 2010, the Kennedy Center Honors 33rd Annual National Celebration of the Arts was held and videotaped for a television broadcast, which aired last night on CBS.

Before the event at the Kennedy Center, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception for this year's recipients in the East Room of the White House.

Watch this video which features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the honorees at the White House - Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, Merle Haggard, Bill T. Jones, and Jerry Herman.

The event opened with a tribute to Oprah that was excellent. Rightardia was most interested in the Paul McCartney tribute because the Beatles were truly one of the greatest bands of the past century.

The highlight of the evening was the No Doubt tribute to Paul McCartney.

Gwen Stefani and her band mates performed the Beatles songs “Hello, Goodbye” and “Penny Lane.” The band presented themselves with a distinctive English "clean cut" look with bleached close cropped hair and grey outfits reminiscent of the Beatles.

Gwen Stefani sang her heart out. The Alec Baldwin tribute to McCartney was hysterical.

The 41-year-old singer sang “Hello, Goodbye” and “Penny Lane.” If you missed the show, the video that follows is worth watching.

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