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Which DC A-Listers and Visiting Celebrities Attended Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors Brunch?

A list of some of those who attended George and Liz Stevens’s exclusive fete at the Mandarin Oriental.

There are guest lists—and then there are guest lists that make you wish you’d been
at the party as, if nothing else, a scanning device that could zoom in on any conversation.
We managed to procure the list of attendees for the very private, very exclusive Kennedy
Center Honors brunch hosted by
George and Liz Stevens on Sunday at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. George is the producer of the honors program
at the Kennedy Center. This party is a regular fixture of the weekend, and is a chance
for the attendees to have at least one event and meal that’s not black-tie, and also
enjoy Champagne and Bloody Marys and a splendid buffet. Much like a White House dinner,
it’s an intersection of power, talent, celebrity, and money, and the guest list is
fun to dissect and analyze.

Therefore, in alphabetical order, here are some of the folks who were there.

Jane Alexander and Edwin Sherin

Debbie Allen and Norman Nixon

Rob Ashford and Kevin Ryan

Jeff Beck and Paul Loasby

Joshua Bell and Larisa Martinez Torres

Theodore Bikel and Merima Kljuco

James and Marjorie Billington

Jack Black and Tanya Haden

Harolyn Blackwell and Peter Greer

Leslie and Yvonne Briscusse

Nancy Brinker

Tom and Meredith Brokaw

Joseph and Hilary Califano

Tracy Chapman and Ameta Chapman

Glenn Close and David Shaw

William Cohen and Janet Langhart Cohen

Sen. Kent Conrad and Lucy Calautti

Angel Corella and Matthew Bledsoe

Greg Craig and Derry Noyes

Jacques D’Amboise

Gordon and Judi Davidson

Carmen DeLavallade

Representative John and Debbie Dingell

James Dixon and Tanja Dixon

Ken and Jackie Duberstein

Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson

Aretha Franklin and Richard Gibbs

Morgan Freeman and Fred Specktor

Julius Genachowski and Rachel Goslins

John and Shirley Gibb

Montego Glover and Lisa Goldberg

Marcelo Gomes and Scott Schlexer

Denyce Graves and Robert Montgomery

Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell

Davd and Jordyn Grohl

Buddy Guy

David Hallberg and Colleen Hallberg

Herbie and Gigi Hancock

Jane Harman and Gordon Zacks

Beth Hart and Scott Guetzkow

Taylor and Allison Hawkins

Dustin and Lisa Hoffman

Attorney general Eric Holder and Sharon Malone

A.E. Hotchner and Virginia Kiser

William “Bill” Irwin and Martha Roth

Valerie Jarrett and Barbara Bowman

John Paul Jones and Maureen Baldwin

Julie Kent and Jennifer Cox

Senator Amy Klobuchar and John Bessler

Rocco Landesman

Jamie Laredo and Sharon Robinson

Michele Lee and Fred Rappaport

David and Regina Letterman

Yo-Yo Ma and Jill Hornor

Natalia Makarova and Edward Karkar

Representative Edward Markey and Susan Blumenthal

Rob Marshall and John DeLuca

Kathleen Marshall

Senator Claire McCaskill and Joseph Shepard

Nate Mendel and Kate Jackson

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Allyson Tucker Mitchell

Les Moonves and Julie Chen

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall-Moran

Admiral Mike Mullen

Mark O’Connor and Sadie deWall

Jimmy Page

Veronica Part and Clinton Luckett

Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild

Representative Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi

Itzhak and Toby Perlman

Robert Plant and Patricia “Patty” Jean Griffin

Bonnie Raitt and Kathy Kane

Robert “Kid Rock” Ritchie and Susan Ritchie

Ray and Anna Romano

David and Alice Rubenstein

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts

Health and Human Services secretary Nancy Sibelius and Gary Sibelius

Chris and Cara Shiflett

John Silva and Shana Weiss

Gaby Skolnek

Pat Smear and Rebecca Gibb

Edward and Linda Villella

Ambassador Peter Westmacott and Lady Westmacott

Ann Wilson

Lynn Wilson

Nancy Wilson and Geoffrey Bywater

Damian Woetzel and M. Heather Watts