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Complete List of Tony Awards 2015 Nominations
Looks like Bradley Cooper 's gamble to bring "The Elephant Man" back to Broadway paid off. Cooper and his co-stars Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson were among the Tony Award nominees announced this morning. "The Elephant Man" is also up for best revival of a play. But Cooper is not the only
Latinos Exercise Political Power for the Arts
Hispanics exercised powerful political muscle during the 2012 presidential election, helping send President Barack Obama back to the White House and catapulting immigration reform to the forefront of the national agenda. Now, the community is using the hundreds of thousands of dollars generated
Latino Groups Speak Out After Lupe Ontiveros 'Snub' At Oscars
Mexican-American actress Lupe Ontiveros, considered an icon by many in the Latino community, died in July of last year at age 69. But she was not honored on Sunday during the Oscar's In Memoriam tribute video. The omission of Ontiveros from the list has prompted groups like the National Hispanic
Vice President Joe Biden Attends Latino Inaugural Celebration
Dozens of Latino celebrities lauded the re-election of President Barack Obama and raised a glass to the power of the Latino vote on Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. And a surprise guest joined the revelers. Vice President Joe Biden stepped on stage to wild cheers and a
Eva Longoria Will Host a Latino Inauguration Celebration
Eva Longoria, Chita Rivera and other leading Hispanic entertainers will headline a presidential inauguration event aimed at celebrating Latino arts and culture. The "Desperate Housewives" star will host the evening at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, January 20, the day before
Kennedy Center Reviews Honors Process After Latino Outcry
After receiving criticism from Latino groups in recent years, the Kennedy Center has pledged to review the way it selects winners of the nation's highest prize for the arts -- the Kennedy Center Honor. The Center will set up an 11-member advisory panel, which includes five Latino members: Gabriel
Obama honors 'agents of change'
President Obama on Wednesday presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian honor, to 16 actors, athletes, activists, scientists and humanitarians. Among those honored at a White House ceremony were former Irish president and U.N. human rights commissioner Mary Robinson,
Obama Honors “Agents of Change”
ABC News’ Sarah Tobianski reports: President Obama put briefly on hold his quest for health care reform to honor sixteen “agents of change” with the Medal of Freedom today, the country’s highest civilian award. “At a moment when cynicism and...
The Note: Flurry of New Ads in Health Debate -- Groups Battle Over Plan’s Impact on Business
The health-care battle is heating up with a flurry of new television ads, writes ABC News' Deputy Political Director Teddy Davis.
Ted Kennedy Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom in Absentia
Today at a White House ceremony, President Obama awarded Sen. Edward Kennedy a Presidential Medal of Freedom , the nation's highest civilian honor. Kennedy did not attend the ceremony. His oldest child, Kara Kennedy, accepted the award on his behalf. Also present were his other children, Ted Jr. --