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1/20/13 at 07:25 PM 0 Comments

Celebrities Crash Inauguration 2013 with Latino and HipHop Balls

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Photo: Hispanic Lifestyle/Richard Sandoval

Actress Eva Longoria spoke in defense of Barack Obama at 2012 Democratic National Convention. Now she is celebrating with the president elect with a celebration Sunday at Kennedy Center.

FOX News reports that the "Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center" will feature some of music and Hollywood's top Latin sensations: Jose Feliciano,George Lopez, Prince Royce, Frankie Negrón, Rita Moreno and Mario Lopez.

There will also be performances from the San Juan Children's choir and New York City's Ballet Hispanico. Longoria said in a statement at MSN Wonderwall that the event celebrates the role Latinos played in President Obama's re-election.

"Latinos played a critical role in this year's elections and tipped the scales in Obama's victory," she stated.

Longoria also hopes the celebration will bring awareness to the Latino community's key political issue, immigration reform.

"We are not waiting another four years to make an impact on our country's future. What better way to establish our presence during these inuagural celebrations than by showcasing the beauty and diversity of our culture at the nation's premier performing arts center," she said.

African-American entertainers such as John Legend, LaLa Anthony and Swizz Beatz will also celebrate the first black president's re-election with a second HipHop Inuagural Ball. The first HipHop Ball occurred in 2008.

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