The 2012 Kennedy Center Honors In Photos

The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Actor and director Dustin Hoffman, 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, center, leaves a reception hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for the honorees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
President Barack Obama with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipients, from left, rock band Led Zeppelin, singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and keyboardist/bassist John Paul Jones, ballerina Natalia Makarova, comedian and television host David Letterman, actor and director Dustin Hoffman and bluesman Buddy Guy, speaks during a reception hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for the honorees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. While Led Zeppelin is being honored as a band, surviving members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, each received the Kennedy Center Honors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Former Kennedy Center Honoree Actor Morgan Freeman walks off the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
President Barack Obama shakes hands with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipients, from left, rock band Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and keyboardist/bassist John Paul Jones, during a reception hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for the honorees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. While Led Zeppelin is being honored as a band, surviving members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, each received the Kennedy Center Honors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Actress Meryl Streep uses her IPhone to get a photo of her and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton following the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Actress Meryl Streep uses her iPhone to get a photo of her and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton following the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
From left, former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton join the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees John Paul Jones, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page, Natalia Makarova, Robert Plant, Dustin Hoffman, and David Letterman for a group photo after the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
President Barack Obama with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipients, from left, rock band Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and keyboardist/bassist John Paul Jones, acknowledges the applause from invited guest at the conclusion of a reception for the honorees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. While Led Zeppelin is being honored as a band, surviving members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, each received the Kennedy Center Honors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
2012 Kennedy Center Honoree Blues guitarist Buddy Guy, center, arrives at the State Department with his family for the Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pose for a photo after the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, second from left, wait for former President Bill Clinton, left, to join them for a group photo after the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the State Department in Washington. The 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees are, from left, John Paul Jones, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Page, Natalia Makarova, Robert Plant, Dustin Hoffman, and David Letterman. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, from left , rock band Led Zeppelin, singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and keyboardist/bassist John Paul Jones, laugh, as they are introduced by President Barack Obama, not in picture, during a reception for the honorees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. While Led Zeppelin is being honored as a band, surviving members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, each received the Kennedy Center Honors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipients, rock band Led Zeppelin, guitarist Jimmy Page, right, and singer Robert Plant, leave a reception hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for the honorees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Musician Kid Rock speaks to the media as he 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: Hilaria Thomas 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: David Letterman 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Musician Buddy Guy 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Musician Lenny Kravitz attends 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama delivers remarks 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Robert Plant 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) John Paul Jones 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama shakes hands with John Paul Jones of the band Led Zeppelin after giving remarks 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama delivers remarks 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Comedian David Letterman (L) and actor Dustin Hoffman 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)
Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones (L-R) 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)
Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama shakes hands with Jimmy Page of the band Led Zeppelin after giving remarks 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: Ballerina Natalia Makarova 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) Jimmy Page (L) and Robert Plant 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)
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
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive 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)
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Kennedy Center Honors gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 2: President Barack Obama delivers remarks 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)
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant DL
Recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, from left , rock band Led Zeppelin, singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and keyboardist/bassist John Paul Jones, laugh, as they are introduced by President Barack Obama, not in picture, during a reception for the honorees in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. While Led Zeppelin is being honored as a band, surviving members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, each received the Kennedy Center Honors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
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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