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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 8: (From L to R) Actress Elizabeth Taylor, actor James Earl Jones, first lady Laura Bush, U.S. President George W. Bush, actress Chita Rivera, conductor James Levine and singer Paul Simon pose for a picture after the Kennedy Center Honors of 2002 recipients were honored at the White House December 8, 2002 in Washington, D.C. Each year, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honors a select number of artists for lifetime achievements and their influence upon American culture. (Photo by Eric Draper/White House/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 8:  (From L to R) Actress Elizabeth Taylor, actor James Earl Jones, first lady Laura Bush, U.S. President George W. Bush, actress Chita Rivera, conductor James Levine and singer Paul Simon pose for a picture after the Kennedy Center Honors of 2002 recipients were honored at the White House December 8, 2002 in Washington, D.C. Each year, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts honors a select number of artists for lifetime achievements and their influence upon American culture.   (Photo by Eric Draper/White House/Getty Images)