Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Hispanic Choice Awards honors PA, NJ and Delaware Latino professionals

Although Hispanic Heritage Month runs year round, in Philadelphia, there's no better way to close out the month with an awards show.

The Hispanic Choice Awards (HCA) honors Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware’s Latino professionals, organizations and businesses across all sectors via a three-part event: a red carpet entrance via media row, the televised awards ceremony featuring live performances from today’s top Latin music performers and appearances by local & national leaders and a VIP After Party. I've had the opportunity to attend a few of these award ceremonies and it's great to see local leaders honored.

This year's HCA's will take place on Sunday, October 11 at the Merriam Theater. Click here to purchase your tickets.

In 2013, Eddie Palmieri was honored with the Living Legend Award which is presented to a Latino icon who has touched, moved and inspired the world through an unrelenting commitment to their passions and dreams.

This year’s Living Legend honorees are Wilmer Valderrama and Luis Enrique. Mr. Valderrama is an acclaimed Hollywood actor best known for his role as “Fez” on the 70’s Show. He is also a passionate activistwho advocates for voter registration, immigration reform and environmental awareness. Mr. Enrique is a two-time Grammy award winner and best known in the music world as “El Principe de la Salsa”- the Prince of Salsa. Luis Enrique is an international superstar and a champion for immigration rights and has even rallied against drug abuse in his music. Oh...and yes Luis Enrique will also be performing during the awards.

Six other awards will be distributed that night including: Educator of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Creative Artist of the Year, Community Advocate of the Year, Company/Business of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. 

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