Credit: Scott SuchmanLionel Richie and Gloria Estefan were among the luminaries saluted at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors event, which took place Sunday in Washington, D.C.

Variety reports that the segment honoring Richie included a performance by Stevie Wonder, who sang Lionel’s “I Love You” and “Easy.” In addition, country-pop legend Kenny Rogers narrated a film tribute to Richie.

Richie also posted a handful of photos on his Instagram from the star-studded gala and from the pre-gala Kennedy Center Honors dinner held for the honorees on Saturday. Accompanying a photo showing Lionel behind a podium from the Saturday festivities is a quote from the singer that reads, “If I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world then I’ve done my job… Love is the answer. #KCHonors.”

Estefan became the first Cuban-American to ever be recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors. Her tribute featured performances by Chaka Khan, Jon Secada, and Gloria’s band The Miami Sound Machine, as well as salutes from actress Eva Longoria and the cast of On Your Feet, the Broadway musical inspired by Estefan’s life.

“What a truly amazing night last night and what a honor!!,” Gloria posted on her Twitter Monday morning. “Thank you everyone who helped make this happen!”

The other 2017 Kennedy Center honorees were rapper LL Cool J, legendary TV writer-producer Norman Lear and renowned dancer-choreographer Carmen de Lavallade. Each year, the star-studded affair salutes people whose contributions to the arts have had a significant impact on American culture.

A special featuring highlights from the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air Tuesday, December 26, at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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