Robert De Niro, Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, and Bruce Springsteen recognized for their contribution to the arts at the 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
By Karin Tanabe
American legends Robert De Niro, Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, and Bruce Springsteen were saluted for their contribution to the arts on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors. Often touted as the “Oscars of the East,” the annual event pulled in almost as much star power as the inauguration. Musicians, actors, politicos, and other boldfaced names rubbed shoulders on the red carpet before sitting down for a three-hour show.