- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 30, 2008

On tap tonight

31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors ( 9 p.m., CBS) - Taped earlier this month at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, the awards will honor actor Morgan Freeman; singer George Jones; actress, singer and director Barbra Streisand; choreographer Twyla Tharp; and musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who. Performers and presenters include Beyonce, Jack Black, Garth Brooks, Glenn Close, Chris Cornell, Clint Eastwood, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Marcelo Gomes, Dave Grohl, Nathan Gunn, Alan Jackson, B.B. King, Bettye Lavette, Shelby Lynne, Idina Menzel, Ne-Yo, Kelli O’Hara, Brad Paisley, Luciana Paris, Pinetop Perkins, Queen Latifah, Joss Stone, Koko Taylor, Rob Thomas, Lily Tomlin, Randy Travis and Denzel Washington. Caroline Kennedy returns as host; it’s her sixth consecutive year in the role.

• Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from staff, Web and wire reports

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