Artist's Dinner at the State Department
Kennedy Center Honors kicked off on Saturday with a lunch at the Kennedy Center, and then a dinner hosted by departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department later that night.
Who Was There:
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Meryl Streep, Harvey Weinstein, Caroline Kennedy, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Dustin Hoffman, Nancy Pelosi, Aretha Franklin,
Richard Gibbs, J.W. Marriott, Kid Rock, Susan Ritchie, Stephen Colbert, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Allyson Tucker-Mitchell, Don Gummer, Buddy Guy, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Natalia Makarova, Ray Romano, Anna Romano, Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney, Lenny Kravitz, Julie Chen, Les Moonves, Joshua Bell, Larisa Martinez, and Yo-yo Ma.
The formal event introduced the honorees: Buddy Guy; Dustin Hoffman; David Letterman; dancer Natalia Makarova; and Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones.
[Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton] [Caroline Kennedy]
[Alec and Hilaria Baldwin] [Harvey Weinstein]
[Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney] [Aretha Franklin, Richard Gibbs]