In Performance at the Kennedy Center Event, With Chita Rivera, Raúl Esparza, Rita Moreno, Held Jan. 20; Event Will Be Live-Streamed
20 Jan 2013
In Performance at the Kennedy Center, an event honoring the presidential inauguration and Latino arts and culture, is held Jan. 20. Tony Award winners Rita Moreno and Chita Rivera are among the evening's performers.
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, 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.
Salsa singer Frankie Negron will perform at the post-performance food and cocktail reception for all ticketholders.
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."
"Latinos played a critical role in this year's elections and helped tip the scales in President Obama's victory," said Longoria in an earlier statement. "But we are not waiting another four years to make an impact on our country's future, and Latino Inaugural 2013 will set a path for Latino civic engagement in the near term. What better way to establish our presence at these inaugural celebrations than by showcasing the beauty and diversity of our culture at the nation’s premier performing arts center."
With In Performance, Latino Inaugural 2013 highlights 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.
The event will be live streamed by clicking here or here.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.