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Monday, November 06, 2017

RITA MORENO TO BE HONORED @ SMITHSONIAN GALLERY

Rita Moreno




This November, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will hold its second biennial American Portrait Gala, honoring five individuals who have made an impact on the nation’s shared history, development and culture and whose portraits reside in the museum’s collection. The 2017 honorees are former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; medical doctor and HIV/AIDS researcher David D. Ho, M.D.; artistic director, choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones; film director, producer, writer and actor Spike Lee; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno. As leaders in their respective fields, these five luminaries were selected because of their exemplary achievement in politics and diplomacy, the arts, science, entertainment and advocacy.



Honorees will be presented with the Portrait of a Nation Prize during a seated dinner in the museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, a signature element of the renovated National Historic Landmark Building shared by the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Robert Redford, award-winning actor, director, producer and environmentalist, will present the Portrait of a Nation Prize to Albright; Gerald H. Friedland, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, Director Emeritus, AIDS Program, School of Medicine, Yale University, to Ho; Glenn Ligon, artist, to Jones; Patrick Ewing, basketball Hall-of-Famer, to Lee; and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News and MSNBC journalist, to Moreno. The evening will culminate with a musical performance by four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Esperanza Spalding.



“This year’s honorees represent America’s accomplished experts on the forefront of their diverse fields,” said Kim Sajet, director of the Portrait Gallery. “It is an honor to host such extraordinary individuals and to further our mission of building the museum’s collection to reflect our society’s change makers, artists and leaders through portraiture.”



The goal of the American Portrait Gala is to raise $1 million to strengthen the museum’s endowment for exhibitions, which supports compelling exhibitions that tell the dynamic and multifaceted story of America. The event’s co-chairs are H.E. Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, and Mrs. Anita Dahinden; Robert and Arlene Kogod; and David and Alice Rubenstein. The vice chairs are Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Podell; Mr. Joseph P. Ujobai; Mr. Eduardo Ardiles and Netflix. The gala’s program chairs are Mr. Tommie L. Pegues and Mr. Donald A. Capoccia.



The American Portrait Gala will take place Sunday, Nov. 19. Information on sponsorship opportunities is available at npg.si.edu/gala.



The original portraits of the honorees taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Gregory Heisler, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jesse Frohman and Adál Maldonado, respectively, will be on view in the museum during the gala beginning Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

GALA CELEBRATING TRAILBLAZING LATINA LEADERS

Gina Rodriguez And Rita Moreno



Gina Rodriguez and Rita Moreno were photographed at Ballet Hispanico 2017 Carnaval Gala Celebrating Trailblazing Latina Leaders honoring Rita Moreno and Nina Vaca at The Plaza Hotel yesterday in New York City.





Wednesday, April 08, 2015

RITA MORENO AT THE 2015 HISPANIC FEDERATION GALA

Rita Moreno



Screen and Broadway legend Rita Moreno attended the 2015 Hispanic Federation Gala at The Waldorf Astoria tonight in New York City.



Friday, March 08, 2013

RITA MORENO: A MEMOIR AT BARNES & NOBLE

Rita Moreno





Rita Moreno and Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrated the release and book signing of 'Rita Moreno: A Memoir' at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side in New York City


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WEST SIDE STORY CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY

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WEST SIDE STORY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
AT GRAUMAN'S CHINESE THEATRE
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West Side Story At Grauman's


Rita Moreno


George Chakiris With Rita Moreno And Russ Tamblyn


Russ Tamblyn


Kenny Ortega


David Cross With Amber Tamblyn



David Cross along with Kenny Ortega, Rita Moreno, Amber Tamblyn and others, attended the West Side Story celebration of its 50th Anniversary with a Hand and Footprint Ceremony held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California yesterday.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Monday, January 22, 2007

RITA MORENO OPENS AT CAFE CARLYLE

BY-MARK RUPP
Rita Moreno, one of the very select few to win an Acamdemy Award, a Tony, a Grammy and not one but two Emmys, opens the Cafe Carlyle's 2007 Winter/Spring with her show "Little Tributes"! Her official opening night audience was packed with celebrities of stage , screen and television including: Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara, Joy Behar, Tommy Tune, Donna McKechnie, Joe Franklin, Liliane Montevecci, Phyllis Newman, Jamie DeRoy, Margaret Whiting, author Amy Tan, Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach among others. Moreno's show runs through February 10th at the Cafe Carlyle located in the Carlyle Hotel, 35 East 76th Street @ Madison Avenue.
Rita Moreno And Jerry Stiller