DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2003 -- Lily Tomlin):
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Description of Pictures: Lily Tomlin received the sixth annual "Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" this year. (Previously, I've seen Carl Reiner and Bob Newhart get the prizes.) Lily was born in Detroit and made her start in TV in 1966. In 1969, she made it big when she joined the cast of Laugh-In. She's won several Tony's, including for her one-woman Broadway shows "Appearing Nitely" and "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe." People honoring her included Dave Chappelle, Eve Ensler ("The Vagina Monologues"), Jane Fonda, Darrell Hammond (Saturday Night Live), Sarah Jones, George Lopez, Catherine O'Hara (who played the mother in "Beetlejuice"), Dolly Parton, Miss Piggy, Doris Roberts, and Elaine Stritch.
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TOMLIN_031026_017.JPG: Darryl Hammond being interviewed by Arch Campbell
TOMLIN_031026_058.JPG: Sarah Jones (I think)
TOMLIN_031026_071.JPG: Dave Chappelle @ Kennedy Center for Mark Twain Prize..
TOMLIN_031026_083.JPG: Catherine O'Hara (who played the mother in "Beetlejuice")
TOMLIN_031026_088.JPG: Doris Roberts
TOMLIN_031026_100.JPG: One very short Dolly Parton starts making her way in
TOMLIN_031026_113.JPG: Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda @ Kennedy Center for Mark Twain Prize.
TOMLIN_031026_151.JPG: Art Buchwald @ Kennedy Center for Mark Twain Prize
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Wikipedia Description: Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
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The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts annually since 1998. It is named after the 19th century novelist, essayist and humorist Mark Twain. The Mark Twain Prize is America’s foremost award for humor, presented annually by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to an individual who has made a significant contribution to American humor. The Prize is presented at a live taping at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC, during which the honoree is celebrated by his peers.
The first annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was held on October, 20, 1998 and was presented to legendary comedian, Richard Pryor. The first two years of The Mark Twain Prize (Richard Pryor and Jonathan Winters) were taped and broadcast on Comedy Central. Since then, the award presentations have been taped for broadcast on PBS.
In 2007, the Mark Twain Prize celebrated its 10th anniversary and presented The Prize to Billy Crystal. For the first time in 10 years, the show was held in the Opera House of The Kennedy Center on October 11, 2007 and was broadcast on November 12, 2007 on PBS. The evening's presenters included Bob Costas, Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, John Goodman, David Letterman, Jon Lovitz, Rob Reiner, Paul Shaffer, Martin Short, Joe Torre, Barbara Walters and Robin Williams.
In the 10 year history of the Mark Twain Prize, numerous artists have participated in celebrating its past honorees including: Morgan Freeman, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Mary Tyler Moore, Rob Reiner, Jerry Seinfeld, Dick Van Dyke, Cedric The Entertainer, David Hyde Pierce, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, Tina Fey, Darrell Hammond, Tracy Morgan, Conan O'Brien, Paul Simon, David Spade, Christopher Walken, Claire Danes, Lar ...More...
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.