Steven Tyler, Norah Jones among Kennedy Center Honors PerformersBy Turjo, Gaea News Network
Monday, December 6, 2010
LOS ANGELES (GaeaTimes.com) — Last Sunday, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler performed a medley of four Beatles songs at Kennedy Center Honor’s. Beside him, Norah Jones, Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl, James Taylor and Mavis Staples also paid their tribute to the legendary band and specially, Paul McCartney.
The ceremony also honored celebrated talk-show host Oprah Winfrey. One portion of the tribute to the talk-show host tribute featured a mock set of the Oprah Winfrey Show, with John Travolta acting as host and Barbara Walters as guest. The Oprah tribute was concluded by a spectacular performance by Jennifer Hudson who performed a selection from the Broadway musical The Color Purple, which Winfrey produced.
The night also was other Kennedy Center honorees included dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones, country singer Merle Haggard and Broadway composer Jerry Herman.
The entire show will be seen as a two-hour special Dec. 28 (9 p.m., ET/PT) on CBS.
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