President Barack Obama, shakes hands with the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipients, from left, rock band Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and keyboardist/bassist John Paul Jones, during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. While Led Zeppelin is being honored as a band, surviving members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, each received the Kennedy Center Honors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Gallery: Kennedy Center Honors
Dec. 03, 2012 @ 04:53 PM
WASHINGTON -- Stars from Hollywood and the music came out Sunday night to salute Kennedy Center honorees, including comedian David Letterman, actor Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Makarova.