The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will pay tribute to five artists with a music-heavy background this week.
The honorees for this year are actress Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop star and actor LL COOL J, TV writer and producer Norman Lear and musician/producer Lionel Richie. Those honored will be featured for their work and contributions to the culture.
President Donald Trump did not attend the event. It was only the fourth time in 40 years that a sitting U.S. president skipped the gala.
40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
The Honors will air on WFMY News 2 Tuesday, Dec. 26 at 9 p.m.