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President Joe Biden presided over the annual gala that was repeatedly snubbed by the former president.
Joe and Jill Biden are set to go to the annual gala celebrating the arts, which Donald and Melania Trump avoided following outcry.
The 44th annual ceremony for lifetime achievement in the creative arts is expected to return in December at full capacity,
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The 2019 honorees include the long-running PBS show “Sesame Street,” the first time a television program will receive the honor.
The Kennedy Center Honors tribute left the legendary singer-actress "overwhelmed" with emotion.
While honorees and guests fielded the expected questions about Trump’s absence, the show proved it could resonate quite well without him there.
The host noted that Bush “graciously attended this event many times during his administration," indirectly alluding to President Donald Trump's absence.
The president and first lady Melania Trump won't be attending the gala because of "scheduling conflicts," a White House spokeswoman said.
This year’s honorees also include a quartet of music icons: singers and actresses Cher and Reba McEntire, and composers Philip Glass and Wayne Shorter.