The Hispanic Heritage Awards will honor five to seven individuals or organizations doing outstanding work in a variety of fields to benefit the Hispanic and Latino community in the United States and abroad. The evening will feature award presentations for each of these honorees, as well as featured musical performances.
Drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that showcases artists performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. The concert, taped in Miami, features live performances of Jackson hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) hosts the 29th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, the country’s highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos. The program features top Latino performers and personalities paying tribute to the honorees, who this year include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, author Junot Díaz and actress and singer Angelica Maria, among others.
Artist Georgia O’Keeffe has been called the “Mother of American Modernism,” well-known for her flowing, colorful works depicting flowers and plants, dramatic cityscapes and Southwestern landscapes. This documentary highlights the artist’s career while focusing on the little-known story of O’Keeffe’s time spent in Columbia, S.C. as an art instructor at Columbia College in 1915-16.
Join host Rita Moreno for a celebration of the country’s highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos. The program includes performances and appearances by celebrated Hispanic artists.