Pepe Aguilar & Carlos Vives Among Hispanic Heritage Awards Honorees
Pepe Aguilar

Regional Mexican crooner Pepe Aguilar and Colombian singer Carlos Vives are among the honorees being celebrated at the Hispanic Heritage Awards on Sept. 18.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has announced that the entertainers, among others, will be honored at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., and PBS will broadcast the awards show as a one-hour special Sept. 29.

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Both Aguilar and Vives have had thriving careers in the entertainment industry in addition to being consistently on the Billboard charts. Aguilar is receiving the Master of Arts award, while Vives is being given the Legend prize.

The 2014 honorees are the Hayden High School Robotics Team (Education), Bernie Williams (Sports), Henry R. Munoz III (Leadership), Zoe Saldana (Vision), Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (Science Technology Engineering Math) and a special recognition for the 65th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army, "The Borinqueneers."

"The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to honor yet another inspiring group of Latino leaders," said Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. "The Hispanic community has made significant contributions throughout history, and we are proud to recognize that impact. Beyond celebrating our past success, we are focused on the future. Now more than ever, Latinos will play a vital role in moving America forward."

The Hispanic Heritage Awards were launched in 1987 by the White House as a way to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. The awards receive support from about 40 national institutions who co-host the program.