This past weekend five more artist received the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. Individuals honored a the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., were Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana.
Martina Arroyo and Carlos Santana, both Latino entertainers who have made significant strides in their artistic careers, are the third and fourth Hispanics to earn the honor.
The only two Latinos are Plácido Domingo in 2000, followed by Chita Rivera in 2002. The first year the Kennedy Center began awarding artists was in 1978, and included Fred Astaire and Arthur Rubinstein.
The honoree selection process was revised and included recommendations from the general public and an advisory committee comprised of artists, past honorees and Kennedy Center board members, according to a press release.
The gala will be broadcast on CBS on Dec. 29, at 9 to 11 p.m., ET.
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