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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Rita Moreno to Receive Prestigious Kennedy Center Honor

*I picked the picture of Rita Moreno because she seems to be saying what I was thinking, it’s about time. It should be noted that  Moreno’s honor would probably not have happened if not for the recent movement to force the Kennedy honors to diversify their honorees. That movement produced the formation of a panel

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Kennedy Center Honors: What a difference a year makes for Hispanics!

By Grace Flores-Hughes, Voxxi It’s been a little over a year that then president of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Michael Kaiser brashly told Felix Sanchez, to “go f… yourself” and quickly hung up. At...

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Kennedy Center Honors Two Latinos With Nation’s Highest Award In The Arts

By Associated Press/Fox News Latino WASHINGTON (AP) –  The Kennedy Center honored two Latinos with the nation’s highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. Famed guitarist Carlos Santana and opera singer Martina Arroyo were joined...

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Carlos Santana, Martina Arroyo to receive Kennedy Center Honors

By Brett Zonger, Associated Press/Seattle Post Intelligencer WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed actress Shirley MacLaine and four musicians spanning rock, jazz and opera — Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancockand Martina Arroyo — will receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, considered the nation’s highest honor for...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Kennedy Center Honors’ Latina Trustee creating “dialogue” about selection process

By Nina Terrero, NBCLatino Giselle Fernández is a former journalist and media personality turned-political-advocate – and she is currently the only Latina serving on the Kennedy Center Honors Board of Trustees. Her role has been key in helping to...

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Kennedy Center Commission to Include Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Remember all the commotion about Latinos and the Kennedy Center Honors a few months back? Back in September sharp words were launched back and forth between Center director Michael Kaiser and Felix Sanchez,...

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Kennedy Center to Review Latino Honors Exclusion

By Brett Zonger, Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle Click on picture to read story.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Negotiating Identity, Diversity and Recognition

By Eduardo Diaz, Huffington Post Latino Voices Many may have read about the recent flare-up between Michael Kaiser and Felix Sánchez. Kaiser is President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Sánchez directs the National Hispanic Foundation for...

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Viva Kennedy? The Latino Lockout at the Kennedy Center

By Lalo Alcaraz, Pocho Ñews Service “Latinos can go “blank” themselves!”  This is what Kennedy Center director Michael Kaiser must have been thinking when he screamed, “Go F___ yourself!” into the telephone when confronted by Felix Sanchez, director...

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Wednesday September 26, 2012 The Candidates Face Hispanic Voters (The New York Times): Mitt Romney and President Obama made direct appeals to Latino voters this week, appearing on successive days at a candidate forum sponsored by Univision, the...