Bettye LaVette at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors:

from The New Yorker's profile of LaVette last week, on her performance:
Nothing in LaVette's performance had been unintended. "I didn't come here to try anything," she said. "I just thought, Whoever else is on that show, they have to die tonight. I have't had the opportunity to be adored already when I walk out onstage. Still, when I walk out, I walk out to make a point. If I have to rise to the occasion of killing you, I will."

1 comment:

The Royal We said...

I love this woman. I can't wait til everyone leaves my office so I can watch this.