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35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Bring Out Hollywood’s Best

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David Letterman, Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS

On December 4, the 35th Annual Kennedy Honors will take place at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., but you’ll have to wait until December 26 to watch it.

The event will have seven honorees, including late night legend David Letterman, A-list actor Dustin Hoffman, guitar great Buddy Guy, artist Natalia Makarova and one of rock’s most influential bands, Led Zeppelin.

As Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein explained, “Buddy Guy is a titan of the blues and has been a tremendous influence on virtually everyone who has picked up an electric guitar in the last half century; Dustin Hoffman’s unyielding commitment to the wide variety of roles he plays has made him one of the most versatile and iconoclastic actors of this or any other generation; David Letterman is one of the most influential personalities in the history of television, entertaining an entire generation of late-night viewers with his unconventional wit and charm; Natalia Makarova’s profound artistry has ignited the stages of the world’s greatest ballet companies and continues to pass the torch to the next generation of dancers; and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant transformed the sound of rock and roll with their lyricism and innovative song structures, infusing blues into the sound of rock and roll and laying the foundation for countless rock bands.”