Legendary Actress Rita Moreno To Host 2015 Hispanic Heritage Awards


The 28th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, presented by Target, will take place Sept. 17 at the Historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC. Legendary actress, singer and previous Hispanic Heritage Award Honoree Rita Moreno will host the grand affair and perform in it, as well.

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“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to partner with Target to honor yet another inspiring group of Latino leaders with our prestigious Hispanic Heritage Award and we are thrilled to be back on PBS to share our cultural pride, accomplishment and great promise with all of America,” said President and CEO Jose Antonio Tijerino, in a statement. “We are especially excited about this year’s celebration because it will be hosted by a past Hispanic Heritage Award recipient, Board Member and friend – the incomparable Rita Moreno. The evening will certainly be entertaining, meaningful and inspirational.”

The Awards will broadcast Oct. 9 on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month. “PBS and our member stations are committed to offering programming that celebrates the diverse communities we serve, so we are thrilled to broadcast the Hispanic Heritage Awards for a second year,” added Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS. “The Hispanic Heritage Awards highlight the important contributions Latino Americans make to our nation, and we look forward to honoring this new group of 2015 award recipients.”

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Past Honorees have included Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra, Rita Moreno, Placido Domingo, the iconic Celia Cruz, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, the legendary Tito Puente, Ricky Martin, Oscar de la Hoya, America Ferrera, Gloria Estefan, Zoe Saldana and many, many more.

Stay tuned as the official list of honorees rolls out.

The Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round award-winning programs which inspire, identify, prepare and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities in the STEM, finance, education, media, and innovation fields. HHF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information on the year-round, high-impact programs and work of HHF, including the Hispanic Heritage Awards, visit www.hispanicheritage.org.