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Beefcake
09-07-2011, 09:16 PM
:swoon: Loving this group of honorees! Meryl Streep, one of my greatest guilty pleasures Neil Diamond, Broadway legend Barbara Cook, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist Henry Rollins.

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Awwwww, Meryl's statement:

The actress said she is deeply honored by the Kennedy Center's nod and wishes her parents were alive to see it.

"All that education, allowance, tuition, voice lessons, summer jobs, scholarship application deadlines and loving care and discipline — all that they gave me, bore fruit in a way they never dreamed," she said in a statement.
Going to be a sweet few months for Streep, methinks. The airing of this and release of Iron Lady within a few days of each other ... then the Oscar for the latter a couple of months later. :)

Diamond wrote "Sweet Caroline" for Caroline Kennedy? I never knew that!
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soxxy
09-07-2011, 09:18 PM
Stellar group. Should make for a great show.

skatesindreams
09-07-2011, 09:40 PM
What a wonderful group of honorees.
I'm sure I'll be crying during the tributes; as I do during every telecast!

Vash01
09-07-2011, 09:41 PM
Great group of honorees.

znachki
09-07-2011, 11:07 PM
This is the only awards show that I watch without one iota of snark. I :heart: it.

Fergus
09-07-2011, 11:09 PM
FABULOUS group! :swoon:

AragornElessar
09-07-2011, 11:58 PM
Watching the Gala during the Holidays is a Family Tradition, but this year's going to be an awful lot of fun than it usually is. AWESOME group of Honourees this year.

It'll be odd for Yo Yo Ma to be honoured and up there in the box watching the show though. :D How many times has he performed in it to help honour friends or mentors of his over the years?

Oh and you've got to think they'll save Neil's tribute for last and w/Sweet Caroline being the last song. Seeing all those people in their best doing the Bop bop bop bah should be quite entertaining. :D

Southpaw
09-08-2011, 02:17 AM
Yeah!! Neil Diamond!! On the boats and on the planes they're Coming to America (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWvDao-MpOk&feature=related)!

Ooopsie, I mean they're Coming to America (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRTHdC7k4uY&feature=related)!

paskatefan
09-08-2011, 11:09 AM
What a great group of honorees! The Kennedy Center Honors is one of our favorite award shows and has become a tradition to watch during the holiday season. Classy presentation all the way. :)