Luciana Paris and Marcelo Gomes in Twayla Tharp's Sinatra Suite at the 31st Kennedy Center Honors
THE 31st ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
Broadcasted Tuesday, December 28, 2008 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network:
" In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2008 Honorees will be saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with President and Mrs. Bush, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes.Caroline Kennedy will return as host; this is her sixth consecutive year. Performers and Presenters include Beyoncé, Jack Black, Garth Brooks, Glenn Close, Chris Cornell, Clint Eastwood, Honeyboy Edwards, Marcelo Gomes, Dave Grohl, Nathan Gunn, Alan Jackson, B.B. King, Bettye Lavette, Shelby Lynne, Idina Menzel, Ne-Yo, Kelli O'Hara, Brad Paisley, Luciana Paris, Pinetop Perkins, Queen Latifah, Joss Stone, Koko Taylor, Rob Thomas, Lily Tomlin, Randy Travis and Denzel Washington. "
31st Kennedy Center Honors' Honorees: Choreographer Twayla Tharp, actor Morgan Freeman, actress/singer/director Barbra Straisand, musicians Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and George Jones.