By Michael Gioia
08 Jan 2013
Actress Eva Longoria, Henry R. Muñoz III and Andrés W. López are the executive producers of the 7 PM event, with Longoria serving as host.
Other performers slated to appear include Raúl Esparza, José Feliciano, Juan Diego Flórez, Melanie Griffith, George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Robert Rodriguez, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, Ballet Hispanico, Coral Contigas, Coro de Niños de San Juan, the Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra.
In Performance, according to press notes, "is part of Latino Inaugural 2013 – a three-day series of lectures, symposia and cultural gatherings that will give Latinos from all backgrounds, national origins, regions of the country and political parties the chance to reflect on the issues most important to them and determine how best to develop an agenda that betters the community and strengthens the country as a whole."
With In Performance, Latino Inaugural 2013 will highlight the contributions of Latinos to the American cultural landscape, emphasizing the importance of Latino arts to the future of the nation's most established cultural institutions, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.