2010 Kennedy Center Honors

Who shows for the show

Half the fun of the Kennedy Center Honors, and almost all of the surprise, comes from who shows up to celebrate whom each year. The celebrator-celebrated combos are often intriguing, and occasionally a bit puzzling - Sunday night's gala being Exhibit A.

oprah
Oprah has life in perspective despite adulation
By Robin Givhan

Honor comes at a time of transition, as Winfrey's talk show winds down.

haggard
Demands keep Haggard roaming
By Chris Richards

After nearly 50 years, obligations and habit keep 73-year-old singer on road.

jones
Honor surprises choreographer Bill T. Jones
By Sarah Kaufman

Mainstream approval caps dancer's controversial career.

herman
Herman at home with his musical legacy
Dan Zak

Broadway composer finds reward in the enduring popularity of his work

mccartney
McCartney remembers D.C. Beatles concert
By J. Freedom duLac

"The trip to Washington is a very romantic time in my memory."

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