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First Look: Becky G, Luke Bryan, Dave Chappelle, More Appear At Kennedy Center Honors

CBS’ broadcast of the 40th Kennedy Center Honors ceremony will air on December 26.

Becky G | Timothy Kuratek/CBS

Recognizing the achievements of Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J, Norman Lear and Carmen de Lavallade, the 40th Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was held in Washington DC this past weekend.

CBS will air the event as a two-hour broadcast on December 26.

To generate excitement for the TV broadcast, the network released a gallery of photos from the taping.

Those featured in the gallery include Becky G, Luke Bryan, Eva Longoria, Misty Copeland, Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis, Meryl Streep, and Dave Chappelle.

The aforementioned names — and many more — paid tribute to the honorees with performances and/or speeches. A full lineup is available here.

The first-look photos are below:

Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Alicia Graf Mack, Linda Celeste Sims and Matthew Rushing Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Becky G Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Becky G Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Becky G Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Becky G Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Becky G Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Chaka Khan with the Howard University Gospel Choir Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Dave Chappelle Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Eva Longoria Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Jacqueline Bolier and Lindsey Croop Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Leona Lewis Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Leona Lewis Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Luke Bryan Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Luke Bryan Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Luke Bryan Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Meryl Streep Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Robert Fairchild and Misty Copeland Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Stella Abrera, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Jon Batiste Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Stevie Wonder Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: DJ Z-TRIP and Busta Rhymes Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: The cast of “Get On Your Feet” Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
ctress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured L-R: Queen Latifah, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, DJ Z-TRIP, Busta Rhymes, MC Lyte, and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Jon Batiste Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Actress, Dancer and Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, Singer-Songwriter and Actress Gloria Estefan, Hip Hop Artist LL COOL J, Television Writer and Producer Norman Lear and Renowned Musician and Record Producer Lionel Richie are recognized for their achievements in the arts during a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. THE 40TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Rachel Bloom Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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