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Alec Baldwin arrives for the formal artist's dinner (Credit: Getty Images)

Alec Baldwin arrives for the formal artist's dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2010)

2010 Kennedy Center Honors

Images from the Kennedy Center Honors celebration in Washington, D.C.

Oprah Winfrey and date Stedman Graham pose on
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Oprah Winfrey and date Stedman Graham pose on the read carpet on arrival at a dinner held at the State Department honoring the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The honorees are Winfrey, Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, and Paul McCartney. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Jennifer Nettles, of the band Sugarland, walks the
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Jennifer Nettles, of the band Sugarland, walks the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Gabriel McNair, left, Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, and
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Gabriel McNair, left, Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, and Jim Guerinot, walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle
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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony in Washington, DC. The recipients for the 33rd annual awards are singer and songwriter Merle Haggard, composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones, songwriter and musician Paul McCartney, and producer, television host and actress Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle
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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony in Washington, DC. The recipients for the 33rd annual awards are singer and songwriter Merle Haggard, composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones, songwriter and musician Paul McCartney, and producer, television host and actress Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Kris Kristofferson, left, and his wife Lisa Kristofferson
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Kris Kristofferson, left, and his wife Lisa Kristofferson pose on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Jennifer Hudson walks the red carpet at the
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Jennifer Hudson walks the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Miranda Lambert walks the red carpet at the
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Miranda Lambert walks the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and his wife Alma
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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and his wife Alma Rangel, walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Rodney Peete, left, and Holly Robinson Peete walk
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Rodney Peete, left, and Holly Robinson Peete walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Tyrese Gibson walks the red carpet at the
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Tyrese Gibson walks the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Frances Gladney, left, and husband Smokey Robinson, pose
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Frances Gladney, left, and husband Smokey Robinson, pose on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Actress Mary-Louise Parker walks the red carpet at
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Actress Mary-Louise Parker walks the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

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Alec Baldwin, right, and Johanna Cox walk the
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Alec Baldwin, right, and Johanna Cox walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Diana Ross, right, and her son Evan Ross,
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Diana Ross, right, and her son Evan Ross, walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

James McCartney, left, stands with his father Paul
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James McCartney, left, stands with his father Paul McCartney, Nancy Shevell, and Barbara Walters, on arrival at a dinner held at the State Department honoring the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Singer Sheryl Crow walks the red carpet at
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Singer Sheryl Crow walks the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Recipients of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors, from
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Recipients of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors, from left, Bill T. Jones, Jerry Herman, Merle Haggard, Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney, attend the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington. (Dec. 5, 2010)

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Chris Rock, left, and Malaak Rock walk the
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Chris Rock, left, and Malaak Rock walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

James McCartney, left, son of Paul McCartney, and
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James McCartney, left, son of Paul McCartney, and Barbara Walters, walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Dave Grohl, left, of the band Foo Fighters,
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Dave Grohl, left, of the band Foo Fighters, and Jordyn Grohl, walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Actress Mary-Louise Parker walks the red carpet at
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Actress Mary-Louise Parker walks the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Gayle King walks the red carpet at the
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Gayle King walks the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors, in Washington. The 2010 honorees are Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey. (Dec. 5, 2010)

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Singer Gwen Stefani of the band No Doubt
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Singer Gwen Stefani of the band No Doubt stands for the national anthem during the Kennedy Center Honors at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Alec Baldwin arrives for the formal artist's dinner
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Alec Baldwin arrives for the formal artist's dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Kid Rock, left, arrives with his father for
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Kid Rock, left, arrives with his father for the formal artist's dinner during the Kennedy Center Honors at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Laurence Fishburne and his wife, Gina, arrive for
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Laurence Fishburne and his wife, Gina, arrive for the formal artist's dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Jennifer Hudson arrives for the formal artist's dinner
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Jennifer Hudson arrives for the formal artist's dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 5, 2010)

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Recipients of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors including,
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Recipients of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors including, from left, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, and Paul McCartney, react as Jones is introduced. (Dec. 5, 2010)

Oprah Winfrey, one of the recipients of the
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Oprah Winfrey, one of the recipients of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors, laughs during a reception in the East Room of the White House. (Dec. 5, 2010)

President Barack Obama introduces recipient of the 2010
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President Barack Obama introduces recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Oprah Winfrey, during a reception in the East Room of the White House. (Dec. 5, 2010)

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