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Neil Diamond is 2nd from left...
Neil Diamond and Obama

The Kennedy Center Honors are lifetime achievement awards for performing artists and an annual love-in for the entertainment world. It's also a moment for the staid Washington D.C. social scene to bask in the glow of non-political superstars. This year's honorees, celebrated Sunday night (12/4), were Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins and Meryl Streep.

The Honors, in their 34th year, were hosted by JFK daughter Caroline Kennedy (after many years with Walter Cronkite at the helm). It's one of those occasions that forces odd pairings, where you can find the House Minority Leader sitting next to the CEO of CBS, Senators sitting next to stars from Sex and the City -- and presidential hopefuls (like Newt Gingrich) clapping alongside the man currently in office. "Everybody sings Neil Diamond songs," Obama said at a reception earlier that day, "no matter how many drinks they've had." [TIME]

Neil Diamond has added a 2nd June date at Jones Beach to his recently-announced tour. Both are on sale now.

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Comments (21)

2 Jones Beach? Wow...would have figured an MSG, Prudential or PNC...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 11:50 AM

That should read
"King Diamond honored by Obama"

Posted by Jim | December 5, 2011 11:57 AM

...followed by Henry Rollins and Yo mama jokes

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 11:59 AM

obummer

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 12:11 PM

So this is what Obama is going instead of leading our nation.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 12:22 PM

really? i thought he was second from the LEFT?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 12:24 PM

This was before he went on his 17 day vacation during "the worst crisis to hit our country since The Great Depression"?

http://whitehouse.gov1.info/blog/blog_post/agenda-hawaii.html

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 12:28 PM

Neil Diamond is on vacation?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 12:37 PM

thanks for the heads up about the second Neil show! glad I waited and didn't buy the leftover seats for the first

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 12:45 PM

I don't know what is in a worse state, the music business or our political system.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 2:50 PM

#OccupyEmptySuit

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 3:27 PM

Do they make mom shorts, for Hawaii beachwear?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 3:43 PM

I wonder if Melia and Sasha will each take their own presidential jets this time, so that all 5 family members will take 4 different jets to Hawaii.

Yeah that's right - 5 family members. Michelle's mama goes everywhere they go.

For that one thing, my heart goes out to Barry.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 3:46 PM

my grandmother used to take her panties off at neil diamond shows and throw them on stage

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 3:54 PM

Neil has a strict policy of not allowing anyone working at his show to look in his eyes. NO shit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 3:55 PM

THE FUCKING MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 4:02 PM

I WILL LEAVE YOU IN!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 4:49 PM

@ 3:54 just like your mom- she'll fuck anyone who looks at her.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 7:29 PM

@7:29, It was awesome when your mom used my penis as a hummus spoon.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 8:34 PM

Instead of prosecuting bankers, Obama is celebrating the 70's

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 12:44 PM

cool

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 7:53 PM

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