On April 4, legendary Latin artist Graciela came out ofretirement to sing alongside 11-year-old sensation Luisito Figueroafor the third annual induction ceremony of the International LatinMusic Hall of Fame. Held at the Hostos Center for the Arts andCulture in Bronx, N.Y., the nonprofit organization inducted musiclegends Ruben Blades, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Xavier Cugat and PedroInfante, and many others.
Posthumous inductions included Libertad Lamarque, Pete “ElConde” Rodriguez, Rita Montaner, Juan Morel Campos, JulioJaramillo and Luis Carlos Meyer. Special recognition awards werepresented to Rita Moreno, Dr. Cristobal Diaz Ayala, Rudy Mangualand other notable Latin artists. Johnny Albino and Graciela eachtook home the Lifetime Achievement Award, while the Beny MoreMemorial Award was presented to Joe Cuba.
For a complete list of winners and information about ILMHF,visit www.latinfame.com.