Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Joan Baez Brings Dr. Fauci to Kennedy Center Honors, Bidens Welcome Honorees to White House, Show Taping Tonight


Joan Baez–who posted this picture to Instagram– brought her family to the Kennedy Center Honors celebrations that began on Thursday in Washington, DC.

The famed folk singer also had a special guest with her: Dr. Anthony Fauci.

All the honorees came to Washington for a weekend of gatherings. On Thursday they did something KCH honorees haven’t done since Barack Obama was in office. They met with the President at the White House. Joe and Jill Biden welcomed them with open arms and the inductees were relieved to see them. They included Dick van Dyke, Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, and violinist Midori.

Tonight they’ll tape the rest of the show set for broadcast on June 6th on CBS. Chita Rivera is expected to induct van Dyke, who is 95 years young. Gloria Estefan is hosting the show.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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