Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Photos by Tony Powell
THE EVENT: The star power factor was enhanced by the super protected presence this year of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who came to support close friend Steven Spielberg as he co-hosted “The Art of Film Music” along with fellow directing legend Martin Scorsese. Spielberg’s longtime musical cohort, composer and 2004 Kennedy Center Honoree John Williams, helmed the National Symphony Orchestra as it performed film scores from ET, Jaws, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia and The Bridge on the River Kwai, among others, as clips of the films played on a screen behind them. THE SCENE: The pre-concert reception on the elegant River Terrace featured sunshine, clear blue skies and gorgeous spring gowns. Dinner in the Atrium featured fashion courtesy of Neiman Marcus, including the sparkling Escada dress Katherine Heigl wore at the 2006 Emmy Awards.