Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana receive the Kennedy Center honors for their contributions to American culture.
It happens this year in an event staged Sunday in Washington. CBS presents the edited, two-hour version at 9 p.m. Dec. 29.
But the clips, shared Monday morning on CBS, suggest that Snoop Dogg stops the show by getting everyone, including Michelle Obama, to move with a rendition of "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)."
Here's what to else to expect when the program airs:
Glenn Close serves as host, taking over for Caroline Kennedy, who is now ambassador to Japan. The other honorees:
Carlos Santana: Harry Belafonte celebrates him as a citizen of the world. Buddy Guy delivers "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man." Steve Winwood and Sheila E. join forces on "Everybody's Everything."
Opera singer Martina Arroyo: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor salutes her as a true diva with a beautiful heart. The sung tributes include performances by Sondra Radvanovsky and Joseph Calleja.
Shirley MacLaine: Kathy Bates honors the "Terms of Endearment" Oscar winner for her humanity in acting. MacLaine, who got her big break on Broadway in "The Pajama Game," is serenaded. Tony-winner Sutton Foster performs Broadway songs that MacLaine helped make famous. Tony-winner Patina Miller delivers "If My Friends Could See Me Now." Tony-winner Karen Olivo delivers "Irma La Douce." Anna Kendrick sings "It's Not Where You Start, It's Where You Finish."
Billy Joel: Tony Bennett, Rufus Wainwright, Don Henley and Garth Brooks honor the "Piano Man" in song. Wainwright sings "New York State of Mind."
The Kennedy Center Honors, the classiest of awards show, puts the greatest emphasis on polished entertainment. This year's show sounds as if it upholds that tradition by enlisting some unlikely suspects.