Ted Kennedy’s Birthday Tribute

by Editorial
First Lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Ted Kennedy

First Lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Ted Kennedy

Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

Photos by Margot Schulman

THE SENATE’S LION: Sen. Ted Kennedy didn’t need a cake blazing with 77 candles to light up his belated birthday bash; there was enough electricity in the house to make the Kennedy Center visible from Mars. “SOME ENCHANTED EVENING”: The ailing solon’s spirits were brightened just as much by the Broadway-style salute starring Lauren Bacall, Hal Prince, Frederika von Stade, Bernadette Peters, James Taylor, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bill Cosby, and Denyse Graves as the surprise appearance of President Barack Obama to sing “Happy Birthday” along with his wife, Michelle, Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden, and about 40 Senate colleagues.

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