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HHF Announces the Honorees, Hosts and Performers for the 31st Hispanic Heritage Awards

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Announces The Honorees, Hosts And Performers For


Wednesday, September 12th At The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts In Washington DC, Followed By A Primetime National PBS Special Set For Broadcast On Friday, September 28th

Hosted By Digital Creators LELE PONS And RUDY MANCUSO


Sister Norma Pimental – Community Service Award

Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon – Culture Award

Jesse & Joy Vision Award

Karol G – Inspira Award

Mj Rodriguez – Trailblazer Award

Daniel Lubetzky – Entrepreneurship Award

Ingrid HoffmannCulinary Arts Award 


  • One Year Anniversary Remembrance Of Hurricane Maria’s Impact & Recovery In Puerto Rico, “Soñando Con Puerto Rico featuring Pedro Capó”
  • A Tribute To Latinos In Hip-Hop, featuring Crazy Legs, Fat Joe, DJ Charlie Chase, & Breaking Ensemble
  • Fonseca “Simples Corazones”
  • Jesse & Joy – “Un Besito Más”
  • Karol G – “Lo Sabe Dios”
  • Lele Pons & Rudy Mancuso – “Celoso” (World Premiere Live Performance)
  • José Feliciano – 50th Anniversary Of Famed 1968 World Series Performance Of The National Anthem

Presenters Include:

Indya Moore, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Caz, Pati Jinich, Shakira Barrera, Giselle Blondet, JW Cortés, Marina de Tavira, Gaby Natalie and more

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Media Check-In: 6:00pm At The Kennedy Center (Advance RSVP Required)

Red Carpet: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Interview Opportunities) / Show: 8:00pm

Media Check-In Contact: Sylvia Bedrosian –

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 31st HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS PRESENTED BY TARGET will take place on September 12th at the iconic John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  The Awards, which were created by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions that co-host the program.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards will include top Latino performers and personalities paying tribute to the honorees from the stage, and will be broadcast nationally on Friday, September 28, 2018, on PBS. The Awards recognize the contributions and accomplishments of leading Latino individuals and organizations in various fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards are unique in that educators, physicians, innovators, businesspersons, community leaders, and elected officials stand alongside celebrities and great artists in representing the great value Latinos provide the United States and the globe.  Past Honorees have included Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Oscar Hijuelos, Juan Luis Guerra, Ana Gabriel, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Junot Díaz, Celia Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Tito Puente, Anthony Quinn, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, José Feliciano, Pedro Martinez, Alejandro Sanz, Oscar De La Hoya, Pepe Aguilar, Gloria Estefan, Martin Sheen, Andy Garcia, Juanes, Carlos Vives, Luis Fonsi, Eva Longoria, and Zoe Saldana, among many others.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round, award-winning programs which inspire, prepare and connect Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s needs in priority fields.  HHF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  For more information on the mission of HHF visit

For more information on the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Awards or to request media credentials,
please contact Sylvia Bedrosian at 787.600.3429/ sbedrosian@rogersandcowan

or John Reilly at 917.771.5212/


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