Friday, May 24, 2024

Four Latinos Celebrated for their Deep Cultural Imprint in the U.S.

Four Latinos are recipients of one of the country’s highest honors. Acclaimed music artist José Feliciano, visual artist and muralist Judith Baca, and graphic artist and painter Antonio Martorell were honored with the National Medal of Arts. At the same time, poet Richard Blanco was awarded the National Humanities Medal. Music icon José Feliciano, 77, […]

Arturo Sandoval to Be Honored By President Obama

President Obama named sixteen people, including Grammy award-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, for the Presidential Medal of Freedom today. Born in Cuba and later defecting to the U.S. in 1990, Sandoval is a well-known trumpeter, pianist and composer in both countries. As a protégé of the late Dizzy Gillespie, another famous jazz musician, Sandoval contributed […]