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AragornElessar
12-27-2012, 06:39 AM
What...No thread yet?

Mom was on the phone during the majority of Dustin Hoffman's part and I really couldn't hear what DeNiro was saying and then the others thanks to Mom talking over it. So have it on now on the West Coast CBS and not only do I know now what I missed, but am completely enjoying the show one more time. :)

Awesome show as usual. My highlights...

The entire Natalia Makarova Tribute performances, but especially that duet from Giselle. That was breathtakingly sublime. I not only had chills racing down my spine, but tears running down my face at the end of it. Sigh...So good!!

The Buddy Gay Tribute performances. All of them were wonderful and the best part was watching the Obamas getting into the music and doing a wee bit of subtle chair dancing during it all.

I don't usually care for Ray Romano, but tonight he had me laughing the entire time during his time on stage for David Letterman's salute. Same w/Jimmy Kimmel.

The whole Led Zeppelin part just...Well...No pun intended, but it's all I can think of to say about it.

It ROCKED!! :D

It's always a highlight of the Holidays in our House, and although Mom ended up being a bit late to the Party, it was a highlight of these Holidays too. :)

Wondering what everyone else thought.

aftershocks
12-27-2012, 08:15 AM
I had started a thread awhile back when the honorees were announced ... it must be on page 12 or thereabouts. ;)

Haven't seen it yet ... a friend is taping it for me. I love Dustin Hoffman, and I'm happy he's finally being honored. I heard that the tribute to Hoffman went off first. I'm also looking forward to seeing the Makarova and Led Zeppelin segments, as well as First Lady Obama in that sparkly dress. :)

paskatefan
12-27-2012, 11:40 AM
We DVRed it last night, so we're looking forward to playing it back some time today. One of our favorite awards shows, along with the Tony awards.

Latte
12-27-2012, 05:35 PM
Itt was really good, better than usual in my opinion.
My favorite part was the Led Zepplin tribute. It did ROCK
Robert Plant was crying while the Hearts were doing Stairway To Heaven, did anyone else notice that? They really seemed to enjoy the tribute. Great that Jason Bonom(sp?) was there in his fathers place.

Wiery
12-27-2012, 05:38 PM
I particularly enjoyed Natalia Makarova's tribute; and imagined what she was thinking when the other dancers were performing...

Hated the camera in each honouree's face....

Fell asleep before Led Zep...luckily we dvr'd it...

my little pony
12-27-2012, 05:43 PM
i love ann wilson, she still sounds so great.

jenny12
12-27-2012, 06:21 PM
Missed it! Darn. I wanted to see the Makarova tribute. Hopefully, it'll be on YouTube later.

Integrity
12-27-2012, 07:21 PM
Hello,

It was a great show. Loved it. I am a huge Zeppelin fan, so forgive me if I get carried away. Yes, it's Jason Bonham. Jason and the choir wore bowler hats in tribute to his father (he wore them during some of the 1975 shows). Enjoyed Lenny Kravitz too. I was tearing up right along with Robert Plant during "Stairway to Heaven".

The other standout performances to me were the ballet and Beth Hart with Jeff Beck in the Buddy Guy tribute.

Cachoo
12-27-2012, 07:46 PM
Led Z. was on Letterman that night and Letterman asked if they had received a similar honor in the UK and they said no. I thought perhaps they now had Sir in front of their names. I look at the Beatles, Stones, Who, the Band and Led Zeppelin as the greats when it comes to great bands.


Oh and the NYPD and NYFD serenading The Who and Sting's performance for Bruce Springsteen at the Kennedy Center Honors are among my favorites. I'm now adding Heart and the choir to the list. Excellent!

AragornElessar
12-28-2012, 04:37 AM
Thanks Integrity for the names of Beth Hart and Jeff Beck. That really was one of *the* stand out performances of last night and they more than deserved that Standing Ovation the audience gave them. I couldn't remember their names last night, as I was still recovering from getting up at 4am EST for Canada's first game at the World Jr Hockey Championships in Russia, and really wanted to highlight them as one of the highlights for me of last night's show. So Thank You very much for their names!! :)

Did anyone else see Stephen Colbert enjoying himself at various points during the evening? I nearly fell out of my seat during the one shot of him during Led Zeppelin's tribute I was laughing so hard. He had his eyes closed, his head moving w/beat of the song being played at that time and a look of total and complete bliss on his face.

Mom gave me this look and said, "Don't know why you're finding that so funny. Other than closed eyes, that's the same expression you had during that one Dance routine."

And no...I had no comebacker for that. LOL!!!

Rob
12-28-2012, 04:27 PM
AH PFFFT, I forgot to tape it.

Tonight the Joffrey Maverick of Dance show is on PBS at 9 ET.

Sylvia
12-28-2012, 04:40 PM
Full show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVHekqk3e-g

sk9tingfan
12-28-2012, 06:11 PM
Itt was really good, better than usual in my opinion.
My favorite part was the Led Zepplin tribute. It did ROCK
Robert Plant was crying while the Hearts were doing Stairway To Heaven, did anyone else notice that? They really seemed to enjoy the tribute. Great that Jason Bonom(sp?) was there in his fathers place.

Yes, I did notice that he was crying; the rest of them appeared to be very moved by the performance. Loved DeNiro's wisecracks about Dustin Hoffman and Liev Schrieber's apt impersonation. I had no idea that Hoffman had taught acting classes. Also loved Markarova's incredible arms and footwork during the clip of Swan Lake

jenny12
12-28-2012, 06:48 PM
Full show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVHekqk3e-g

You are a goddess! Thank you!

Alixana
12-29-2012, 02:53 AM
Full show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVHekqk3e-g

Thank you! Loved Jeff Beck and Beth Hart .. and Ann Wilson is still fabulous. The Letterman tribute cracked me up. :lol: