Friday, December 11, 2009

Kennedy Center Award Luncheon 2009

On Dec. 5th, we were able to take in the kickoff luncheon at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Honors weekend. Boeing is the sponsor for this luncheon and there were 2 tables reserved for Boeing employees who put their names in to be part of the luncheon. This is the 32nd year that the Kennedy Center has honored 5 performing arts icons for their lifetime contributions to American culture. The weekend long festivities start off with a luncheon on Sat. and end with a Honors Gala on Sunday evening attended by the current President of the U.S. and is always broadcast the end of Dec.
This year's honorees were: writer, composer, actor, director, & producer Mel Brooks; pianist & composer Dave Brubeck; opera singer Grace Melzia Bumbry; actor, director & producer Robert De Niro; & singer & songwriter Bruce Sprinsteen.

Once again the table decorations were gorgeous. We weren't as close to the head table where the celebrities were this time, but we had Michelle Lee (of Knot's Landing fame) sitting next to us at the next table!!

Bruce Springsteen & Mel Brooks were not there for the luncheon, but Robert De Niro, Dave Brubeck & Grace Bumbry were.

Also on hand were other celebrities; Florence Henderson,

Michelle Lee,

And past honoree, Carol Burnett!!! Callie, we made sure to tell her that your favorite all time movie is "Annie"!!

There were dessert tables set up in a separate room for after the luncheon. There were about 6 stations, all done in color themes. The yellow table had all yellow desserts, the green table, green desserts and so on. It was beautiful even if our teeth were color stained by the end!!

Tune in Dec. 29th to see the 2 -hour special Honor's Gala to be broadcast on CBS!


Anonymous said...

looks like a great time!! wow, what a great celebrity sighting!!

Robin said...

Oh Wow! It's been awhile since I've visted you via your fab blog. What adventures you are having. And what memories. It is such fun to come here and see all that you are experiencing. Have a great holiday!