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Long Island’s LL Cool J to receive Kennedy Center honors

Bay Shore's LL Cool J, along with Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, Norman Lear and Carmen de Lavallade, will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Newsday's music critic, Glen Gamboa, tells us more about it. (Credit: Newsday / Monte Young)


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