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Fiestas in Washington

Enlace, Posted: Jan 17, 2009

SAN DIEGO -- Latinos will be celebrating big this weekend in the capital, where community leaders, public officials and artists will commemorate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Sunday's event is expected to feature artists including Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, Marc Anthony and the mariachi group Los Camperos of Nati Cano. Other top names include Oaxacan singer Lila Downs, actress Rosario Dawson and actors Tony Plana and Wilmer Valderrama. At $200 per ticket, the event, called "Renewing America's Promise: Celebrating Change," will be held at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by some of the largest Latino organizations in the country, including the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). Meanwhile, Colombian singer Shakira will be joined by other artists in an event televised by HBO.

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