U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for the national anthem for the Kennedy Center Honorees at the Kennedy Center in Washington, December 6, 2009.
Kennedy Center Honorees (L-R) Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert DeNiro and Bruce Springsteen laugh at a joke by Brooks as they are introduced by U.S. President Barack Obama at a reception at the White House in Washington December 6, 2009. ----------REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
From the Washington Post:
Honorees? The Center Takes Five
Springsteen, Brubeck Lead 2009's Quintet
By Jacqueline Trescott
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Start spinning "Born in the U.S.A." The Kennedy Center unfolded its 2009 roster of five Kennedy Center honorees Wednesday, led by two quintessential leaders of the bands, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Brubeck.
Also to be honored this year, the center announced, are actor Robert De Niro, writer-director Mel Brooks and opera singer Grace Bumbry.
All are American-born innovative artists, whose careers have indisputably thrilled millions of fans for decades.
Complete article at link above.
Shanti over at W.E.E. See You, did a fabulous writeup of Opera Singer Grace Bumbry. Check it out.