Kennedy Center Formality 2017 Photos: Donald & Melania Trump Skip Event– Hollywood Life

, 60, Norman Lear, 95, and Carmen de Lavallade, 86– however there were a few anticipated attendees that were significantly missing. , 47, avoided out on the awards event, even though the occasion typically coincides with a White Home reception.The choice to pass on

the prominent occasion was a purposeful one, though. The White House revealed in August that the President and First Girl would not attend the event so that honorees could enjoy it without “political distraction.” The reception at the White House was also cancelled after some of the honorees, like Norman, stated they would boycott it.Seeing as how the Kennedy Center Formality are concerned as the top recognition in America for artists throughout a variety of fields, permitting the honorees to freely enjoy their event was a considerate decision that Kennedy Center authorities were”grateful”for.”In picking not to get involved in this year’s honor’s activities, the administration has enthusiastically signaled its regard for the Kennedy Center and makes sure the honors gala remains a deservingly special minute for the honorees,”Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter and Chairman David M. Rubenstein said in a statement.While the Trumps stayed home, the artists had the ability to celebrate their work without being overshadowed by political interference. Stars like Eva Longoria, 42,Nicole , 36, and Julie Andrews, 82, went to the occasion that commemorated the art of their peers and enjoyed ones. “Art transcends borders, cultures, politics,” Julie said. “This event provides us a chance to step away from dissentious discourse and appreciate excellence in art that has actually been developed for everybody.”

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