Gloria Estefan is helping celebrate television’s Latino stars…
The 63-year-old Cuban Grammy-winning singer will be among the celebrities taking part in a month-long online celebration of contributions to television by Hispanics by the Paley Center for Media.
Estefan joins a roster of participants that includes Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria.
The Paley Center’s tribute to the work of actors, journalists and other notable Latinos began this week and will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s the first such event by Paley to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.
The inaugural celebration will feature “conversations and events that spotlight critically acclaimed, groundbreaking, and culturally influential Hispanic personalities and rising stars who demonstrate the power of the community” and its cultural impact, the center said.
Maureen J. Reidy, the center’s president and CEO, called it a “a must-see celebration for the whole family that informs, educates, and entertains.”
A bilingual component with education programs, interactive trivia and other elements is available at paleycenter.org through October 15.
“A Tribute to Hispanic Achievements on Television,” 8:00 pm Wednesday on Yahoo Entertainment. Estefan, Longoria, Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Smits and George Lopez are among those participating, with Soledad O’Brien as moderator.
“Alex Rodriguez in Conversation,” 8:00 pm Thursday, Yahoo Entertainment and Yahoo Sports. The baseball great discusses his career in and out of sports, with Natalie Morales as moderator.
“Telemundo’s ‘La Reina del Sur’: A Conversation with the Stars,” October 2, Yahoo Entertainment and Yahoo en Español. Series lead Kate del Castillo and cast members Isabella Sierra and Alejandro Calva join in a Spanish- and English-language panel about the hit telenovela and its upcoming third season.
“Hispanic Voices in Media,” 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Yahoo News. Journalists Ana Cabrera, Ilia Calderón, Jose Diaz-Balart, Tom Llamas and Juan Williams discuss TV’s role in informing Hispanic Americans and issues including politics, the pandemic and immigration. Mariana Atencio is the moderator.