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Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan lead 2017 Kennedy Center honorees

Friday, August 04, 2017 - 00:51

The entertainers will be honored for their lifetime achievements through the performing arts. Alicia Powell reports.

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Veteran musician Lionel Richie, hip-hop star and actor LL Cool J and Cuban-American singer and actress Gloria Estefan are among the newest batch of entertainers to receive prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. The 40th annual event is one of the highest awards in American culture, celebrating lifetime achievements through the performing arts. Other 2017 honorees are television writer-producer Norman Lear and dancer, choreographer and actress Carmen de Lavallade. The awards will be presented at a gala at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center Opera House on Dec. 3 and will air on the U.S. network CBS on December 26.

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Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan lead 2017 Kennedy Center honorees

Friday, August 04, 2017 - 00:51