**UPDATE-It has been confimred by internet reports that the band was seen at Reagan National Airport in Washington,D.C. yesterday afternoon,which lends credence to the rumor that they will be performing at The Kennedy Center Honors this Sunday.According to the Wiki page for the Honors,the ”the complete list of guest performers is kept unpublicized until the show is in progress”,which may explain why the band has kept it a secret.The article also states that tickets to the event can cost as much as $6000,so fans would likely not be able to attend.Hopefully we will get soe kind of confirmation about the performance from the band soon. I hesitated posting this info at first,since it seems ND wants to keep the performance they were rehearsing for yesterday a secret,but since many of the fans are wondering what it is all about,I thought it would be OK to mention it:According to the Twitter page of PAPSFIRST,a celebrity and political news blog,Gwen will be appearing at the Kennedy Center Honors,which will be taped in Washington,D.C. this Sunday,December 5.This year the Kennedy Center will be honoring celebs like Sir Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey-these specials usually include performances by comtemporary artists,so it is likely this is the performance ND was rehearsing for yesterday,especially since Tom Tweeted this morning that they are on a long flight.The Kennedy Center Honors will be televised on CBS on Dec.28 from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET.How exciting if this is the secret-hopefully we will get confirmation from the band soon! 🙂
@PAPSFIRST Be on look out for Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow and Funnyman Chris Rock who will be @ Kennedy Center Honors this week – BIG Weekend! #DMV
Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney & Oprah Winfrey to Receive 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors
America to Celebrate the Careers of Five Extraordinary Artists, Sunday, December 5, 2010
Gala will be broadcast on CBS on December 28, 2010 at 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection of the individuals who will receive the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 33rd annual national celebration of the arts are: singer and songwriter Merle Haggard; composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones; songwriter and musician Paul McCartney; and producer, television host and actress Oprah Winfrey.
“The Kennedy Center celebrates five individuals who have spent their lives enriching, inspiring and elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world,” said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein.”The honesty of Merle Haggard’s music and poetic lyrics has helped to shape the world of country music for nearly five decades. Jerry Herman’s musicals rank him in the pantheon of Broadway’s Golden Age and will keep audiences humming along for generations to come. The inventive style and imaginative artistry of Bill T. Jones has had an invaluable impact on the varied landscapes of dance and theater. Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most influential and successful songwriters and musicians of all time, whose work has continuously altered both the creation and perception of music all over the world. For more than 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has established one of the most innovative careers in the entertainment world, with distinctive accomplishments in television and film.”
“The Kennedy Center Honors continues to be an evening like no other and one of the most prestigious telecasts of the television year,” said Leslie Moonves, President & Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. “The intersection of Washington, New York and Hollywood for this event speaks to the importance of the performing arts to all of us. We’re proud of our longstanding partnership with the Kennedy Center and privileged each year to be part of a broadcast that honors those whose talents and achievements influence our arts, entertainment and culture in such a profound way.”
The annual Honors Gala has become the highlight of the Washington cultural year, and its broadcast on CBS is a high point of the television season. On Sunday, December 5, in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by George Stevens Jr. and Michael Stevens, the 2010 Honorees will be saluted by great performers from New York, Hollywood, Nashville, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes. …More
The President and Mrs. Obama will receive the Honorees and members of the Artists Committee who nominate them, along with the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees at the White House prior to the gala performance. The 2010 Kennedy Center Honors Gala concludes with a supper dance in the Grand Foyer.
The Kennedy Center Honors medallions will be presented on Saturday, December 4, the night before the gala, at a State Department dinner hosted by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
The Honors Gala will be recorded for broadcast on the CBS Network for the 33rd consecutive year as a two-hour primetime special on Tuesday, December 28 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).