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Kennedy Center Honors Gala salutes five legends of film, music and stage

Kennedy Center Honors Gala salutes five legends of film, music and stage

The Kennedy Center Honors Gala saluted five legendary artists on Sunday night, the extravaganza unfolding with First Lady Michelle Obama and one late arrival: President Obama, who appeared after his speech to the nation on the mass shooting in San Bernardino and terrorism.

Filmmaker George Lucas, actresses Cicely Tyson and Rita Moreno, singer-songwriter Carole King and conductor Seiji Ozawa were heralded during a splashy holiday spectacle, one hosted by Stephen Colbert and filled with political, business and entertainment titans.

Colbert acknowledged the dignitaries and diplomats on hand as well as the "small handful of you not running for president right now."...

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