Gloria Estefan made history at last December’s 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors when she accepted the prestigious award.
She became the first Cuban American to earn the distinction for an award that honors lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.
Apparently, Kennedy Center producers can’t get enough of the Miami singer-songwriter because Estefan, 61, is set to host the 41st annual program on Dec. 2 from the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington.
Estefan will play host to a celebration set to honor some of her fellow peers in popular music, including singer and Oscar-winning actress Cher, who is bringing her Here We Go Again Tour to Sunrise’s BB&T Center on Jan. 19, and country music star and actress Reba McEntire.
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In addition, Kennedy Center honors for 2018 are going to composer and pianist Philip Glass and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.
There will also be a special Kennedy Center honor for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Miami musician Alex Lacamoire, the co-creators of the Broadway sensation, “Hamilton.”
Estefan posted on her Instagram account that she is “so excited to announce that I get the great privilege to host this year’s @kchonors after getting the incredible award last year!!”