While state dinners, National Gallery of Art openings, and a few other local galas get worthy attention, Washington’s most glittering cultural and social event takes place this weekend: the annual Kennedy Center Honors. It is many things: a tribute to talent, a weekend of haute hobnobbing at black-tie dinners, a groovy brunch, a White House reception, an extravagant show plus an Emmy-winning television broadcast. And none of it would exist if not for the creative vision of George Stevens Jr., who has been the event’s producer and gentleman impresario since its birth in 1978.
There is certainly much more to Stevens than the Kennedy Center Honors. He is the founding...(read the full story at George Stevens, Jr.)