Oprah Winfrey & Bill T. Jones: 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees!

Congratulations, Ms. O!

Congratulations Bill T. Jones!

Mark your calendars!  The show airs Tuesday, December 28.

Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney among 2010 Kennedy Center honorees

By Jacqueline Trescott, Washington Post  Staff  Writer

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Well, hello, Oprah! The Kennedy Center announced Tuesday that Oprah Winfrey, the doyenne of daytime television, will be among the five artists receiving this year’s Kennedy Center Honors.

The others are musician-songwriters Sir Paul McCartney and Merle Haggard, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones and composer-lyricist Jerry Herman of “Hello, Dolly!” fame.

The selection of Winfrey may be startling, but it’s not without precedent. The choice harks back to 1993 when late-night television host Johnny Carson was selected, breaking the long line of honorees who were strictly traditional performing artists. Winfrey, taking a break from taping for her 25th season and reviewing the nearly 5,000 hours of footage, let out with a buoyant “Wow-zee!”  Read the rest here.

By Jacqueline Trescott  Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 7, 2010; 11:00 AM

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60 Responses to Oprah Winfrey & Bill T. Jones: 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees!

  1. Ametia says:

    Mava Stapples singing Let it Be! Sing it Sista!

  2. Ametia says:

    Sir Paul. I had a crush on him when the Beatles came on the scene. My favorite next to John Lennon.

  3. Ametia says:

    Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow are singing. willie still taking his tokes….. LOL

  4. Ametia says:

    Merle Haggard’s finally getting his props. Good for him!

  5. Ametia says:

    Time to turn to the Eagles/Vikings game, but it’s halftime.

  6. Jennifer Hudson is stunning!

  7. Chris Rock! Oh Lord…

  8. Sidney Poitier has made some good movies in his time. I loved A Patch of Blue.

  9. Ametia says:

    Julia Roberts gets to announce Oprah’s accomplishments first.

  10. Ametia says:

    Hi all just a reminder that the Kennedy Center Honors will air tonight at 9 pm EST/8CT on CBS.

    Come back and join us for the fun and pagentry.

  11. thankuoprah says:

    Thank you for putting this info. on your blog. I did not know about Ms. Winfrey’s recent honor. I just started a season 25 Oprah blog (thankyouoprah.wordpress.com) maybe you would be willing to check it out and give me some advice? I’m new to the blogging world. Take Care and have a great day.

    Oprah looks so beautiful in the above picture. That’s my fav. look of hers (hair and all.)

    • Ametia says:

      Hi, and welcome to 3Chics. Congratulations on your new blogging adventure. 3Chics is new to the blogging world as well.

      Personally I find it rewarding to blog about something that you are passionate about. And after seeing your blog, I can see that you are passionate about Oprah!

      Ametia loves both the visual and auditory, so I tend to use more images and videos in my post. Sometimes just a diary or rant/ LOL

      I don’t really have any advice to give you, other than experiment and have fun with your passion, and just DO YOU!

      Stop in 3Chics anytime, and much success with your blogging adventures.

    • Welcome to 3 Chics, Thankuoprah!

      We are glad to have you drop in. You’re always welcome here.

  12. Renita says:

    Yayyyyy Oprah! *hi mama – waving*!

  13. rikyrah says:

    this is going to be a terrific show.

  14. Congrats, Oprah! You deserve it!

    Big Up!

    • Ametia says:

      Yes, indeed she does deserve the honors. Oprah has done more for daytime TV than any of her tv peers.

      And Bill T. Jones… what can I say/ If you ever get a chance to see him and his Company perform, you won’t be disappointed!

      Congratulations to all the honorees!

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