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Buddy Guy to get Kennedy Center honor

This undated handout phoprovided by Kennedy Center shows Buddy Guy Chicago. DustHoffman David Letterman will sofind themselves company they never

This undated handout photo provided by the Kennedy Center shows Buddy Guy in Chicago. Dustin Hoffman and David Letterman will soon find themselves in company they never expected in the nation's capital. The actor and comedian are among seven people receiving the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, according to an announcement Wednesday. They join Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy, rock band Led Zeppelin and ballerina Natalia Makarova. (AP Photo/Kennedy Center)

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Updated: October 15, 2012 9:27AM

The life of Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy will be recognized at the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors in December. Others receiving the prestigious arts honor: actor Dustin Hoffman, comedian and TV host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and rock band Led Zeppelin. “This Louisiana, and now Chicago, man respectfully thanks the Kennedy Center for such high praise and especially for recognizing and helping to keep the blues alive today,” Guy wrote in a statement. Chicagoans can wish Guy congratulations at his show Saturday at the Chicago Theatre. — Dave Hoekstra

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