This event mixes education with fun. Three years ago Carol Burnett and James Brown were honored in a wild, wild show. Julie Andrews was the featured presenter for Carol Burnett that included a klutzy fashion show in Bob Mackie gowns. Dan Aykroyd closed the show with the James Brown tribute that was a roof raiser. Last year, Beyonce raised the temperature when she paid tribute to Tina Turner. http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/honors/history/home.html
See the Kennedy Center Honors, an event where Washington politicians get together and not act political.