Honorees Gather for the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors - PICTURES

Dec. 3, 2012, 10:26 a.m.

What do the sur­viv­ing mem­bers of a rock band, a blues mu­si­cian, an act­or, a dan­cer, and a late-night talk-show host have in com­mon?

On an av­er­age day, maybe not a lot. But this past week­end, all of these people were re­cog­nized at the 35th An­nu­al Kennedy Cen­ter Hon­ors event. The list of “re­cip­i­ents charts the in­ter­na­tion­al stand­ard of ex­cel­lence set by Amer­ica’s artists, as well as the aes­thet­ic in­spir­a­tion provided by artists of oth­er na­tions who have achieved prom­in­ence on these shores,” ac­cord­ing to the Kennedy Cen­ter web­site.

This year’s honorees in­clude the sur­viv­ing mem­bers of Led Zep­pelin, mu­si­cian Buddy Guy, act­or Dustin Hoff­man, late-show host Dav­id Let­ter­man, and dan­cer Nat­alia Makarova.

Be­low are scenes from the week­end’s events.