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The 31st Hispanic Heritage Awards takes place TOMORROW

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Takes Place TOMORROW, 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 presented by Nationwide

  • Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon – Culture Award presented by Southwest Airlines
  • Jesse & Joy – Vision Award presented by Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino
  • Karol G – Inspira Award presented by T-Mobile
  • Mj Rodriguez – Trailblazer Award presented by Google
  • Daniel Lubetzky – Entrepreneurship Award presented by Target
  • Ingrid Hoffmann – Culinary Arts Award presented by AARP
  • Young Community Leaders – #MiVoz/#MyVoice Award by Instagram



· 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 MooreFat JoeGrandmaster CazPati JinichShakira BarreraGiselle Blondet,

JW CortésMarina de TaviraGaby Natalie and more


Gold Sponsors include: Aetna Foundation, CVS Health, Crowell & Moring, Walt Disney Co., andExxonMobil.

Silver Sponsors include: Catholic Relieve Services, CBS, H-Code Media, and Hennessy

Copper Sponsors include: Coca-Cola, Lyft, Tito’s Vodka, MGM, and Verizon. 

Compadre Sponsors include: Capital Wire, Charter, Es Tiempo, Pepco, Univision, and Vme.

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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

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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