Miami's own Gloria Estefan is among this year's Kennedy Center honorees that include two singers, a television writer, a dancer - and for the first time, a hip-hop artist.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors.
They are: hip-hop artist LL Cool J, singers Estefan and Lionel Richie, television writer and producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade.
It's the 40th year of the awards, which honor people who have influenced American culture through the arts.The honorees will be celebrated at a gala on Dec. 3, featuring performances and tributes from top entertainers and attended by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.
The show will be broadcast on Dec. 26 on CBS.