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Kennedy Center packed lots of star power when it celebrated its latest class of honorees.
Cher, Reba McEntire, saxophonist / composer Wayne Shorter and composer Philip Glass received the traditional lifetime performance. “Hamilton” co-creator – author and former star Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music director Alex Lacamoire honored for their “transformation work”.
Here are notes from the award ceremony.
Former President George HW Bush Remember
Those on the scene remembered the former leader in the United States. Host Gloria Estefan, a Kennedy Center Honors recipient last year, praised Bush in her initial comments.
“Before we begin with a tribute to our first honoree,” she said. “I think it is advisable to admit a wonderful man who proposed his life to serve and who graciously participated in this event many times during his administration, laughing, applauding, singing and even throwing a tear from the right up there in President Bush, President George HW Bush. “
Still, Estefan shared her and her husband was” blessed to get to know President Bush and his family over the years. ” Estefan said the former president called her to the hospital when her tour bus was involved in a crash in 1990.
“He had to call our office only because they did not think the president is calling,” she said. “And he gave me words of comfort and comfort and strength.”
“He was a gentle, nice man,” she said, “who my family and I will never forget.”
David Rubenstein, chairman of the Kennedy Center boards, echoed Estefan’s feelings.
“I’ve never met a more decent man, more charitable man, a more philanthropic person, a more genuine person,” he said about Bush. “And it was one of the privileges of my life to get to know him for the past 25 years.”
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Kelly Clarkson poses on the red carpet before shouting Reba McEntire. [Photo: Greg Allen / Invision / AP]
Kelly Clarkson’s emotional tribute to Reba McEntire
For Clarkson, it seemed to be a big tribute to the country’s singers.
Reba knows I’m not happy about this – I hate talking, says Clarkson, “but I love her so much that I’ll do it.”
“If we’re all honest, sometimes when we meet our heroes, it’s not always how you hope,” Clarkson said, “but meeting Reba, are friends with her and eventually family has been one of the highlights in my life – really.
“Thank you very much, Reba for listening to me as an artist. Thank you so much for comforting me in the phone through my tears like a friend, “she allowed to be choked” and thank you for being a true grandmother for my children. “
” I love you so much. hope you enjoy this song. Do not judge me, she said.
And with the “American Idol” winner, the band released McEntire’s “Fancy”, and the original artist expressed no judgment.
A little piece of “Hamilton”
If you have not yet seen the Pulitzer award winning music, be sure to set the Kennedy Center Honors broadcast for a taste of “Hamilton” actor. Honorees Miranda and Lacamoire joined Christopher Jackson to sing “One Last Time”.
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo performed “The Schuyler Sisters”.
Whoopi Goldberg’s hilarious tribute to Cher
Goldberg entered the stage dressed in sequins. “I went into your closet,” she knocked to Cher, lines above her. “And I’m aware she’s wearing it better.”
More seriously, Goldberg promised the music.
“She not only goes to her own drummer, baby, she’s a loneliness,” she said.
Chers “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” Co-star Amanda Seyfried also paid a comic homage to “A Song for lonely” singers, share the audience with her first meeting.
“When we first met, I was so anxious that I overcompensated,” said Seyfried. “I introduced myself quickly … and I drove literally away. Then next day it was our first scene together, and she said something in line with” I did not think you wanted to hang with me. “And I was like,” Is you nuts? You are Cher. Everyone wants to hang with you because you are … Cher. “”
Cyndi Lauper’s Electrifying Performance
Lauper seemed surprisingly surprised by Cher by being present Sunday. “I lied,” said Lauper from the scene, probably assuming to fibbing about her place of residence. She continued to perform an exciting environment of “If I Could Turn Back Time”, dressed in a Cher-inspired ensemble, which moved the audience to get on their feet and climb in line.
Lauper later returned to stage to sing “I Got You Babe” with “American Idol” Adam Adam Lambert, who performed “Faith.”   More: Cher wanted to be a Kennedy Center honoree “so much” when Obama was president
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